Loosing transparency effect of Master Page graphic when Saving Publisher files as .pdf

Feb 28, 2018
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In using Publisher: I have images on the documents "Master Page" set to 95% transparency.

When I save the document as a .pdf, the image from the Master Page comes out as 0% transparent. This obscures the main text of the document and ruins it's appearance.

I am using the following method to save the document as .pdf:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Save As.
  3. In the File name box, enter a name for the file, if you have not already.
  4. In the Save as type list, click PDF (*.pdf)
This has become an issue recently, but I had not had this issue months ago when I had previously tried this same task.

In settings for "Default apps by file type" I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC set for .pdf's, but I have the same issue when using Microsoft Edge (recommended default) or Drawboard PDF.

Also, I have the most recent version of Office and of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

Any insights into a work-arounds or alternative .pdf apps to use? All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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