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Workaround the 'no shadows' bug in Pages and Keynote
Authored by: hamarkus on Jan 30, '05 02:07:08PM

Thanks for the more technically sound explanation (than I managed).

What I do not completely understand is why Apple decided to render the text to which the shadows belong as a raster image as well when printing (i.e. when creating the ps-file) (Adobe apps don't do it) but maybe there is a technical reason for it.



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Workaround the 'no shadows' bug in Pages and Keynote
Authored by: jon16z on Feb 03, '05 10:54:45PM

Adobe inDesign has had the same problem since version 1 - making the extensive PDF export features seem rather pointless.

(If your own apps can't preserve drop shadows and illustrator CS reports InDesign gradients as "WARNING! Unknown shading type" then there must be something wrong.)

As regards to Pages, I managed to create a Quartz ColorSync filter through the print menu to convert the document to CMYK and produced a 2.6MB PDF (retaining drop shadows).



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