Flatten for Quark?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by CathC, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    AlexisV

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    #2
    No, Quark should be able to create PDFs fine from documents with transparent EPS files. But avoid using transparency with spot colours.
     
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    macstudent

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    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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

    Cathie
     

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