3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2016 4:47 AM by rob day

    Can't remove boxes/lines on placed PDF files (v1.7)

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      Hi There,


      I have a bunch of PDFs placed into InDesign but some show boxes/lines (see attached). After searching, it's to do with transparency and PDFX-1a which doesn't support transparency (v1.3?).


      So I opened one of the PDFs and exported it to Acrobat 10, then re-imported into InDesign but can't get rid of the lines either by:

      - Exporting to png Directly from InDesign

      - Copying and pasting from InDesign into Photoshop


      The pdfs are arranged into a new portfolio layout (with effects) so I need the InDesign layout and can't just use the PDFs. BTW, these boxes/lines don't appear in Acrobat, only when placed into InDesign. 


      Does anyone know how to sort this out?


      Any pointers in the right direction would be much appreciated.





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