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Workaround the 'no shadows' bug in Pages and Keynote
Authored by: Baggins on Jan 28, '05 12:06:59PM

This does work. I printed the default newsletter template with output set to postscript. Then I opened in Preview, and let it convert to PDF. Then I saved the PDF and opened it in Acrobat. Drop Shadows were preserved.

However, the file size went from 682K to 10.6 MB. A little poking around showed that this is because Preview converts PS to PDF by rasterizing the image (you can see this if you zoom in to about 800%; the pixelation becomes noticeable).



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Workaround the 'no shadows' bug in Pages and Keynote
Authored by: rhowell on Jan 28, '05 02:45:16PM

Strange. When I print this web page to postscript, let Preview convert it to PDF, and then view the PDF in Acrobat, there are no new rasterized objects. Zooming to 600% shows smooooooth fonts.



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Workaround the 'no shadows' bug in Pages and Keynote
Authored by: _merlin on Jan 31, '05 06:58:12AM

Preview doesn't rasterise Postscript files when it converts them to PDF. The print engine rasterises some objects when it creates a Postscript file. Shadows can't be described any other way in Postscript, so they're rasterised. Then Preview gets a Postscript file containing rasterised shadows, and makes a PDF with rasterised shadows.



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