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Feb 6, 2008, 11:27 PM
Is it necessary to flatten transparency in an Illustrator (v11) eps file that will be placed into Quark 6.5, then converted to a Press PDF? Need to know asap (will be here all night). Thanks for any info.

Feb 7, 2008, 03:40 AM
No, Quark should be able to create PDFs fine from documents with transparent EPS files. But avoid using transparency with spot colours.

Feb 7, 2008, 08:47 AM
Regardless of the transparency used in files that you place in Quark, it will always be flattened when you create a PDF from Quark. It doesn't matter if you export the PDF directly or print to postscript. Both methods will result in a flattened PDF.

Feb 7, 2008, 03:40 PM
Whew! Good to know: 200+ figures later, relieved that my suspicions were correct. Thank you (I can breathe now!).