6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2013 8:17 AM by Shirleymb4

    PDF shows graphic frame

    Shirleymb4

      I created photo "corner stickers" for my photos that will be inserted in my document. The square frame of the tiff, even though I tried to erase it, still shows. This site does not allow me to upload the PDF sample, the tiff or the InDesign document!

       

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        • 1. Re: PDF shows graphic frame
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          You cam embed a screen shot or other image in your post using the camera icon on the web page, like this:

          CameraIcon.png

          • 2. Re: PDF shows graphic frame
            Shirleymb4 Level 1

            I had forgotten to add that I'm working in CS3 and that I had set the strokes to zero. I tried something new now: I had been using the print option to make the PDF, but when I chose Export, the problem disappeared! Thank you for your prompt reply -- for some reason the screen shot didn't work the way you instructed, but I appreciate your help.

            • 3. Re: PDF shows graphic frame
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              Sounds like waht you had is called "stitching," usually a thin whit outline around the object, that is transparency flattening artifact. When you print (distill) PDF there is no support for live transparency, so all files are flattened, buyt you can maintain transparency, and eliminate the stitching by exporting to Acrobat 5 or higher compatibility.

              • 4. Re: PDF shows graphic frame
                Shirleymb4 Level 1

                I believe  the solution is that I have to choose Export and not Print. I use the most recent version of PDF Architect, so I don't believe that the PDF reader is the problem. Thank you very much for the additional info and for taking the time to reply.

                • 5. Re: PDF shows graphic frame
                  Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                  You should be exporting directly from ID. You don't need any other software to produce a proper PDF from InDesign.

                   

                  As I said, printing PDF is not going to preserve transparency, no matter what settings you choose, but using the built-in PDF library in ID will preserve it as long as compatibility is set to Acrobat 5 or higher. As far as viewers, the only one guaranteed to render the PDF correctly is Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Other PDF readers have varying degrees of trouble with complex PDFs and your experience will vary depending on the PDF itself and the viewer used.

                  • 6. Re: PDF shows graphic frame
                    Shirleymb4 Level 1

                    Thank you, Peter, for the clarification. Much appreciated!