3. Adobe Bugs - Work Arounds: Firstly it is important to say that all software has issues - or better
known as bugs. It is impossible for any man made item - whether it be software or some item of
manufacture. We are not being judgmental here. After all the human race was not created as a perfect
Here we have provided workarounds for known issues with the PDF format when viewing or printing
files. It is possible that some will have been fixed and others introduced at any given time - so this is
very much a 'fluid' topic area!
Don't use transparency drawing: Some applications (for example, MS PowerPoint)
prints semi-transparent images (and some figures) using a mask, because Windows
printing model doesn't support the model of semi-transparency. PDF-XChange tries to
recognize such printing, and restores transparency. When this option is enabled, PDF-
XChange will not use transparency as Adobe Acrobat Reader has some problems with
Don't use masked images: For drawing images which do not have a rectangular border
(or for some other reasons), the Windows GDI uses masked images - an image which
contains two parts: (1) the image and (2) Its mask.
Because Adobe Acrobat Reader (in most cases) fails to display such an image without issues, PDF-XChange
will not use the 2nd part of the image (the Mask) when this option is enabled - and better results are usually
visible for this situation when set.
97 . Printer 2012
PDF-XChange Standard 5.x