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Jim Smith

Grey Classes in Publish vs Print to PDF


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I'm not getting consistent results with Publish. The PDF's created with Publish are "sorta Grey" while Print as a PDF images are what I have set the Grey Level for greyed layers & classes to. 


Is there a setting I'm missing in Publish?


Here's a grab of what I see in Print as a PDF (what I'd expect)




Here's the same file, the same sheet but using the Publish command



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@Jim Smith


There is a setting when publishing / exporting to PDF. If exporting, highlight the PDFs on the right side and click Options. There is this setting for "Gray level for grayed Layers and Classes:". 69% is the default, and I normally find it to be too high. I normally need to drop this to around ~30% to get the results I would want.


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Let me know if this gives you the results you are looking for.

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@ASagatovVW Thanks! I do note this is set a little higher than rest of the document (ie document set to 40% Publish set to 60%) so that may be the cause.

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