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Not a solution to the transparency issue, but perhaps you could print the
second copy on a transparent overlay for easy comparison.
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:
> DonaLuisa wrote:
> > In FM, transparent GIF is NOT supported. (I'm not sure if FM supports any
> > format for transparency, but I'll be asking this of FrameUsers.com.)
> I'm pretty certain that versions of FM before 9 don't support transparency
> at all. The FM 9 help mentions transparency with regard to importing PDFs
> and AI files, but only to warn that they may not print correctly.
> In any case, it seems to me that the comparison process you're trying to
> implement is pretty complicated and not that precise. I believe I'd rather
> print both and hold the pages up to the window (at least that way you're
> comparing 600 dpi versions, not 96 dpi). :-)
> For accurate on-screen comparison, you could run two instances of FM, open
> one doc in each, and then use Graphics > Object Properties to compare
> precisely (to a thousandth of an inch) the size and location of the
> corresponding frames/graphics in each file.
> Or someone very clever with FrameScript (like Rick Quatro, frameexpert.com)
> could script a solution that does the comparisons and either creates a
> report or maybe even fixes the problems.
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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