- Version? OS? Build?
- How to you create PDFs? Method? Jobsettings?
- What is the content where the porblem occurs? Images? Text? Imported file? Which file type?
- Did you reset preferences?
- How do you proof PDFs?
BTW: JPEG does not support transparency at all so it cannot be used for it.
I guess the question is, has a recent automatic update in Adobe software (this happens in Illustrator CS5.5, too) created a change in how PDF's are processed through their software? Nothing I have done is different or has been reset...have used all of the software since it's creation, so I'm not a novice whatsoever. It appears that any shape that is created using the transparency/gradient feature in the software turns to gray in the PDF's when using the save as PDF internal software feature in every configuration (then opens in Acrobat Pro...not Apple Preview, which has it's issues). This has nothing to do with jpegs or anything else that is placed in the file (my reference to jpegs in my question is how I wound up saving the original file so everything would be flattened). This work around is not a solution for me.b I am trying to find out if I am stuck with this because of Adobe software updates or something changed recently. I am not the only person that has posted this issue on the web, but wanted to go straight to Adobe experts to see if anyone could shed any light on it. Thanks for your time.
I doubt very much it's down to a software update.
What versions of Acrobat have you tried? Have you tried Acrobat Reader?
Can you post screen shots?
I am not the only person that has posted this issue on the web
Where else have you seen this issue?
Using Adobe Acrobat X Pro - 10.1.9 - Appears to happen more in the CS5.5 Adobe Print Presets for "Press Quality" vs. other preset. No settings have been changed, though in the other post they indicated changing to Adobe 6 (PDF 1.5) in the Compatibility box, but have tried all versions and that hasn't mattered. Just weird because I never had this problem before. There are bigger things to worry about, but it's driving me crazy!
Press Quality setting is only a starting guide - it shouldn't be used out of the box, nor any other preset.
This is probably what's happening for you
Make sure to read the comments
Aside from that, you should offset your bleed marks and colour boxes to be the same as your bleed settings, ensuring your marks and colour boxes don't appear in the final print.
For the YDB syndrom I use following workaround:
- For transparency I use normal transparency.
- But additionally I add a clipping path around those parts which have some opacity.
When it comes to offset print, there is no problem neither, but when it comes to digital print or laser print the clipping path will help to eliminat the area which is covered from the transparency problem, but up to the cliping path works the normal transparency effect, in most cases a smothened edge. The YDB will become invisible or at least not disturbing. So I can someone use a PDF from the same file for laser printer, digital printer or prodce a PDF for offset printing.
Slammed with work, but will try and get everything read as soon as I can. Appreciate your input. Note: The printer marks are there because this is a file for a printer.