I faced a problem here. Sorting many days only realised the issue was, whenever i have auto generated word document in google docs, i downloaded it, either in DOCX or PDF format, and trying to use Adobe Acrobat to add background, or even just color, the image/color will not show. And i saw an image icon at the top left corner.
After many tries, now i copy and paste the content of google docs into my MS Word, and save as pdf, I can add background to it. But is very tedious as i need to do a lot manual works to get the same result. All i need is just the mailmerge letter with my company letterhead in pdf copy.
It must be somewhere any setting issue that Adobe Acrobat rejected the google docs docx or pdf?
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Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the trouble.
As you are creating a PDF from Google docs, would you mind sharing any sample PDF with us so we can check it on our end? As per your description, it seems that it creating a PDF with an image. Check if you can select text in that PDF created.
Please share the step-by-step workflow you do to create PDF and to add the background in that PDF for a better understanding.
Share the Acrobat and OS on the machine.
From Google from, i have created the mail merge to generate google docs letters. Once i finished editing, i just download as pdf, hoping to add the letterhead as the background.
I will open the pdf file > edit pdf > more > Add background > Select file, however, the image file jpg or even i tried pdf image also, it doesn't show.
But if, i copy the content of google docs manually into my MS Word, then save as pdf file. then go into adobe acrobat and do the same "pdf file > edit pdf > more > Add background > Select file", my letterhead will show and i can create the letter.
Here i share with you the sample pdf that i have created using Google Docs Download, and also pdf i generated manually through MS Word.
Hope i can sort this out to reduce my manual process.
Without looking at the file, because I have often seen this kind of issue, I imagine the PDF was made with a white background already. A big white box behind everything. If you try to add a second background it will be behind the white box, so you won't see it. There is no solution to this.
Thanks for your reply. I have checked, it was really with 4 layers of white boxes and grey boxes. I have to click the box and delete about 4 times only i can add background.
Since couldn't find any solution, i think i just stick with my manual way of copy and paste to MS Word to regenerate it.