Transparent Backgrounds: Avoid the Box!

When using InDesign to layout your project, adding PNG files with transparent backgrounds may look great on your monitor. However, in some cases, the background can make an unwelcome reappearance as a discolored box in your final printed product.

How Do I Keep My Backgrounds Transparent?

If your InDesign file includes PNGs with transparent backgrounds, the best way to avoid the discolored box is to select Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3) in the Compatibility drop-down box when saving through the Export Adobe PDF dialog.