My problem is, whenever i place a PNG graphic (which has transparency) into a pagemaker document, the "transparent part" of the image is not supported by pagemaker. For example: you know those graphics which you can use as a background image for invitations or greeting cards, and then it has an "area" which is transparent so that when you place your picture (for example) behind that background image, your picture will see through that transparent "area" of the background image.... that's not happening in pagemaker. Instead, when i do that, i end up with two opaque images.
I'm sure the problem is not the .PNG grpahic file, because I tried doing the same thing in photoshop... I opened the same background graphic, then opened a picture, copied and placed the picture behind the background graphic, and i got what i wanted.. the picture showed through the transparent part of the .png graphic
I'm using Pagemaker 7 and Windows XP.
Anybody knows why this is? Is there a pagemaker "patch" or additional file I need to download from Adobe to fix the problem?
PNG is a web format. Pagemaker does not support it. To get transparency in pagemaker you need to place a tiff or an eps with a clipping path.
There is zero transparency support in PM. While there's nothing inherently wrong with PNG for print, you'll never get it to work properly with PM which old a.nd tired and predates the PNG format.
You should consider a move to InDesign which has full transparency support.
Pagemaker does not support transparency in PSDs PDFs or Tiffs. Files with Clippings paths are a fake transparency. If you want to play with the big boys and use up to date techniques you need the latest software. That would be InDesign.