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Old 07-18-2005, 02:16 PM   #21
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... and to be able to see the effect in Acrobat! It's not noticeable on a non-PS printer, so the client is unlikely to know anything about it until the job's been run!
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:21 PM   #22
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The Transparency Flattener Preview does exactly that.
You can see
transparent areas ...
what will become rasterized ...
any affected areas ...
rasterized complex areas ...
outlined strokes and text ...
etc.
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Window>Output Preview>Flattener
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If you discover how to set up your Flattener parameters during output
you will rarely have a problem
(clip complex regions - is a big one)
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You can also set up your output
to turn strokes and text to curves - during output -
and leave the document alone.
If text and strokes are vectors - they will not rasterize.

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Another tip -
any eps file interacting with transparency
should be embedded (not linked) in InDesign.
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:37 AM   #23
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The Transparency Flattener Preview does exactly that.
Yes, but it doesn't show you how the thing will look.

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You can also set up your output to turn strokes and text to curves
Should work a treat, but I find it unreliable in this context.

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Another tip - any eps file interacting with transparency should be embedded (not linked) in InDesign.
Now *that* is a very good tip. I generally embed everything if the program will allow it.

Many thanks!
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Old 07-22-2005, 05:21 AM   #24
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Yes, but it doesn't show you how the thing will look.
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Are you sure Overprint Preview (Cmd-Opt-Sh-Y) doesn't show this? I can't test this on the job where I first saw this problem, as I changed the way I produced the job after I noticed this, but I'm sure I saw it on screen.

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Old 07-22-2005, 12:11 PM   #25
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Unfortunately yes: I've tried it on the two jobs we got that recently went pear-shaped. Nothing at all shows it on screen: you only see it when you print out on a high-res device.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:41 PM   #26
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Hmm. I don't know how I saw it then. I know I was using art with drop shadows and runaround, and was getting frustrated that the text was obviously bolder on the side of the art that had the shadow.

Maybe I saw it on the PDF of the sample pages I exported from ID.

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