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Problems Printing Transparent Bitmap Images


To Tech Support:

What we used to be able to do with VW8.5 was to print transparent bitmap images with its "black" color changed to a different (any) color. For example, we have a silhouette of a tree that was a TIF image in Bitmap mode. We would bring it into VW and by making the "Fill Style" to "Pattern", we would change the "Black" foreground color to a different (any) color, and then change its "Fill Style" to "None" to make it transparent. Again, what we used to be able to do this and was able to print and get exactly what we see on screen.

Now, in VW9.5 we can only do this with a transparent bitmap with its foreground color set to "Black". If we try to use a different color, it would print its alternate foreground color but with a white background box as if the image was left on "Pattern" or "Solid" and not "None" even though the white box did not show up on our screen.

I've also tried the "Enable special processing for transparent color bitmaps" option but it did not make a difference. Also, when we were successful in printing our transparent bitmaps with "black" foreground color, we did not need to use the special processing option to print the bitmaps properly.

We are using VW9.5 on PC, using Adobe Postscript 5 drivers for HP DesignJet 1055CM plotters.

Please Help! as this is an important issue for our office and the way we produce our drawings.

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