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10.4: Use PDF-X to save shadows in iWork files System 10.4
Tiger only hintTiger allows a save as PDF-X option, which will retain the shadows in a Pages document.

[robg adds: This also works for Keynote presentations, and is a much nicer solution than purchasing the full-blown Acrobat package (and the other alternatives, suggested in this hint). To use PDF-X, you do not use File -> Export. Instead, use File -> Print, click the PDF button, and then choose Save as PDF-X from the pop-up menu. I tested both programs, and shadows do indeed work with both Pages and Keynote when viewing files in Reader.]
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10.4: Use PDF-X to save shadows in iWork files
Authored by: Stecchino on Jun 02, '05 08:32:18AM

And will Adobe Reader for Windows see the shadows as well? If so, this is a FANTASTIC HINT.



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10.4: Use PDF-X to save shadows in iWork files
Authored by: masterklaas on Jun 02, '05 11:53:29AM

I noticed the pdf-x option, but how to use it? There are no dots after 'Save as PDF-X' and indeed.... If I save as pdf-x, there's no option to give a name to the file, Pages starts saving immediately. Where is my file? What is it's name? Spotlight can't help me with it. Who can?



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10.4: Use PDF-X to save shadows in iWork files
Authored by: jmontano on Jun 02, '05 06:24:13PM

Maybe all you need is just a little patience.

after a few seconds you get a dialog asking for name and location of the pdf



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10.4: Use PDF-X to save shadows in iWork files
Authored by: masterklaas on Jun 14, '05 11:16:45AM

You' re right! But indeed, I am in impatient person... I still think it's strange. First my Mac is saving the pdf, and then after some seconds I can give name and location where i want to save the document.....



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10.4: Use PDF-X to save shadows in iWork files
Authored by: Regek on Jul 07, '05 02:34:01AM
One slight problem with this hint is that when I view the resultant PDFs, the shadows severely blur the text around them. If it's a drop shadow around an image, the image is blurred as well. You can see all of this in my PDF-X problem screenshot. That kind of destroys my reason for using PDF in the first place.

Am I just doing something stupid?

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