Issue Exporting to PDF with Gradients

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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I have a booklet I am planning on getting printed. I have some gradient strokes for some of the text and when I export to pdf it is showing up really weird when I send over email, open via micrsoft edge, or try to add it to a website. I attached a couple images for reference. catalog cover.pngcorrect catalog cover.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022
Does it appear correctly in Acrobat? Other readers, such as Microsoft Edge, may not be able to properly interpret the more complex parts of the PDF. This is not a shortcoming or InDesign or the PDF, but of the reader.

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I should have added - I am exporting from Indesign. 

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Does it appear correctly in Acrobat? Other readers, such as Microsoft Edge, may not be able to properly interpret the more complex parts of the PDF. This is not a shortcoming or InDesign or the PDF, but of the reader.

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Peter's answer is correct. but if you used spot colors, replace them with process colors. For screen use, stick to RGB.

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Thanks for the reply! The main use is for print but it makes it a challenge to email it to someone and typically the pdf version would be posted on a website. So I'm just wondering if there's some way around this for when I email it or post it online. 

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You didn't asnwer the question. Did you use spot colors? I can't imagine something like this being printed that way.

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Hi Bob,

 

Sorry Didn't mean to skip your question. I guess I'm pretty new to this so I'm not sure how to check if I used spot colors but as far as I know I used CMYK colors. Does that help?

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Looks like Rob Day found the problem.

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Hi Addison,

could you share the PDF for testing purposes?

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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"So I'm just wondering if there's some way around this for when I email it or post it online. "

 

Export two versions of the document.

One for print with e.g. a PDF/X-4 preset where images are not downsampled and color is not converted.

Another one for web and mail purposes with e.g. a custom preset like this one:

 

En_US-PDF-Export-All-PDF-Readers-SimulateOverprint.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Thank you!

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Also, the color you are using is outside of the printable gamut. Turn on Overprint Preview to see the expected change when the cover is printed with CMYK inks:

 

Screen Shot 20.pngScreen Shot 21.png

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Well done, sir!

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