Trouble exporting Axial Fades in Quark 2017

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Trouble exporting Axial Fades in Quark 2017

Postby SeanAVJ » 05 Dec 2017, 10:16

Hi everyone,

We've recently upgraded to 2017 at the office and I'm facing some issues that haven't been a problem until now.

I tend to use a lot of colour fades in my documents to fade out an image to a block colour.
I was working in Quark 2014 before upgrading and before the Axial (etc) face options were available. Seems the old way of creating a fade has disappeared and now the only way to create one is using the Axial option, which is fine.

My issue is when I come to export as PDF, the fade in the PDF shows up as a block colour, throwing my clients off whenever they see it.
I'm wondering if there's a work-around for this or something I'm doing wrong? I'll also note that this happeneds whichever way I export the PDF, hi-res print or other.

I've attached two images, a screen grab from my Quark doc and a screengrab of the end PDF.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Trouble exporting Axial Fades in Quark 2017

Postby MikeWenzloff » 05 Dec 2017, 17:58

Are you updated to the current 13.1.1 version?

Hmm. It may help to see the gradient settings for the panel that fades off. Dunno if it is going to matter.

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It does work. I tried with both the as-installed profiles and those I actually use that I have created. The profiles that flatten transparency worked as did those that keep transparency live (i.e., Native Transparency).
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