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  1. Although the OP was about PDF1.3, problems exist for PDF 1.7 as well. Transparent items come out much paler in the PDF file - the rasterisation used in export to PDF appears to be broken - pre-rasterising transparent areas before exporting fixes it - but at a cost in terms of usability.
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    Exporting to PDF Loses Outer Shadows

    Also messes up transparency for me exporting to PDF 1.7 - fixed using rasterising - which was OK as it was a background layer - I have yet to see what happens with transparency in a top layer
  3. thanks .. it's a useful idea --- it would be great if when creating a style, one could choose which bits to use
  4. So I have a number of items representing a process -- boxes , circles and lines. They are in different colours and line weights. They are layered so that sub-processes can be moved around. For a sales type presentation, we add shadows and other effects. How can we 'remember' ( like a style ) the effects only to apply to newly added items. I cannot create a normal style as that will remember the colour - and cannot use a layer style as the text is managed in the layers as well. Any ideas?
  5. Basics that would save a lot of time --- select same font ( fix when someone uses a rogue font ) , colours for branding ....
  6. 1) How can one tell if an effect is 'not supported' -- if it's not greyed out, it should work all the way to print. 2) yes it needs rasterising but it would seem that the code is not rasterising correctly
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    Hearts Brushes - Valentines Day

    Many thanks!
  8. Sorry to have been a long time replying, Ive been away -- Pauls is quite right. Using the dark workspace has some (logical) side effects when working with colour. Thanks for your response Pauls
  9. As per Graphos, a border round each asset would be good - remembering that the border should work for dark and light workspaces ;-)
  10. When one creates a 50% tint in CMYK, the swatch panel shows it as darker than the original colour - which feels like RGB behaviour. Reported during beta phase but not seen a response - or a suggestion as to how to avoid this.
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    swatch panel suggestions

    + if one renames a swatch, the new name exists immediately but does not show until one leaves the swatch panel ( eg to colours) and returns
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    swatch panel suggestions

    Thank you -- didn't see it at top level, now found in /appearance.
  13. In Text Styles, as in Page Plus, I would like the 'show where this style is used' action. Very useful when developing templates and when copying text in ( which tends to create new styles automatically ) it enables merging of styles too. This would presumably also work for graphic styles, though I don't use those. Similarly I would like 'normal text for para style' action -- the character 'no style' does not seem to do the same thing.
  14. In a CMYK document, a 25% version of a colour should appear lighter not darker. This also applies to the patch displayed at the top of the screen when in a document. The swatch panel, as far as I can tell, cannot be resized and takes up a lot of space Swatches should have option to display the name alongside the colour - some corporate colours are visually very close.

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