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OFF2000: Transparent Vector Graphics Print Filled on PostScript Printers

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This article was previously published under Q234321

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When you print a document that contains either Enhanced Metafile (EMF) or Windows Metafile (WMF) graphics, with semi-transparent or fully transparent regions, to a Postscript-compatible printer, the transparent regions print filled and semi-transparent regions may print black or with a gray box covering the shape.

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If possible, use a non-postscript printer driver that is compatible with the printer being used, or use a different printer that is not PostSript compatible.

If using a non-Postscript compatible printer driver is not an option, then the only recourse is to convert the EMF or WMF graphic into a raster graphic that supports transparencies, such as Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Tagged Image File Format (TIF), or CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format 89a (GIF).

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: KB234321, kbpending, kbgraphic, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 234321
Revision : 4
Created on : 9/6/2006
Published on : 9/6/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 290