Re: Converting Word to PDF and Losing Transparency of One Image

Subject: Re: Converting Word to PDF and Losing Transparency of One Image
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:31:06 -0800

Karen wrote:
> I have a document that I am converting from MS Word 2007 to PDF using PDF Maker.
> There is one image with transparency that is in a table that has a background color--this prints out fine from Word. I inherited this document thus I don't know the original type of graphic that was imported.
> Whenever I convert to a PDF, part of the image is no longer transparent.
> I've tried varying the compression options--and turning off compression--and I'm not having any luck.
> I'm open to any suggestions! :)
> Karen

1) check tech forums for PDF Maker
2) con someone into converting it with Acrobat
3) save it as a version of Word format that OpenOffice can read, and
make the PDF from OpenOffice Writer. (conversion is built in, rather
than using external app. Don't know what code base they use.)
4) do the graphic some other way.


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