Bitmaps and PDF Errors

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CycleSam
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Bitmaps and PDF Errors

Post by CycleSam » 30 Mar 2015, 14:26

QuarkXpress 10.5
When working with files built in 9.X and exporting to PDF, I get the "An Error exists on this page" error and some images don't appear.

All of the images causing this problem are .BMP files in bitmap color mode. They were saved in this format so the picture color could be changed (Item->Modify->Picture->Color). So, I'm assuming bitmap color mode was allowed in older versions (possibly even 10.1), but not 10.5. Is there any way to fix this?

This feature seems VERY buggy in 10.5. If I go to the Modify-Picture tab, the preview only shows part of the image (regardless of color mode), as if someone erased half of the image. And if I change the picture and hit apply, nothing happens - the image remains black. But when I export it, the color is fine. It would be nice to see what color it is on the artboard.

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MikeWenzloff
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Re: Bitmaps and PDF Errors

Post by MikeWenzloff » 30 Mar 2015, 16:08

Is it possible for you to zip up a sample v9 file with a sample image and attach it to a post or upload it to dropbox.com if it is too large to attach here and provide a download link? It would be good to try with one of your own images.

Mike

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Re: Bitmaps and PDF Errors

Post by CycleSam » 31 Mar 2015, 09:55

Here are two files that are giving me errors when exporting to PDF. You can add them to a new document and see the error.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/svpste8urf9hk ... x.bmp?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdw5032of18nl ... x.bmp?dl=0

*Just noticed it exports properly if I set it to flattened transparency, instead of "Export Transparency Natively."
However, most of my documents use transparency and drop shadows and if I don't check "Export Transparency Natively," I get boxes around each of the images.

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MikeWenzloff
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Re: Bitmaps and PDF Errors

Post by MikeWenzloff » 31 Mar 2015, 10:43

Got 'em.

I'll back back after the coffee is brewed...

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Re: Bitmaps and PDF Errors

Post by MikeWenzloff » 31 Mar 2015, 10:59

Change the image(s) background color to transparent (it's white presently) and try the native transparency export.

Mike
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CycleSam
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Re: Bitmaps and PDF Errors

Post by CycleSam » 31 Mar 2015, 11:44

That works. Thank you.

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