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Why does my text change color when exported to pdf?

2222 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2008 11:48 PM by Henrik Holmegaard RSS
Strider Level 6 Level 6 (14,600 points)
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Hi everyone. Just recently started using pages and have been really impressed with it so far. really does the things I need it to do. Came across one weird thing though that hasn't happened before, and can't figure it out for the life of me. I'm using one of the built in resume templates, but changed a fair amount of the text formatting. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. But I need to export the document to pdf format. When I do this, some of the text changes colors. I can't figure out why. It seems to be formatted exactly the same as all the other text on the page, same color, font, etc, but it totally changes upon export.

I wanted to see what would happen if I changed the color of the text to something totally different, like red. I did that, and the same section of text is different again (this time showing up blue). Can't figure it. Anyone got a tip for me here. Thanks.
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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Aug 30, 2008 8:37 AM (in response to Strider)
    I never encounter this behavior.

    May you pack a sample file as a .zip archive, attach it to a mail and send it to my mailbox?

    Click my bluename to get my address.

    Your config description seems to be odd (Pages can't be used under Mac OS 9.x)

    Yvan KOENIG (from FRANCE samedi 30 août 2008 17:37:29)
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Adam White Level 4 Level 4 (1,310 points)
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    Aug 30, 2008 9:17 AM (in response to Strider)
    Try switching which color pallet setting. Are you using websafe, crayons, or what?

    MacBook 2.0 CD, G4 Cube 1.2Ghz, G3 500 iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Max RAM in All Models
  • austin m Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    i'm having similar issues, except that when i export to pdf the text looks correct, but when opened on other os x machines some text is colored differently than it should be.
    2.8 dual quad macPro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 7GB ram x1900 FCS 2 1TB RAID 0
  • Henrik Holmegaard Level 3 Level 3 (575 points)
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    Oct 6, 2008 11:48 PM (in response to austin m)
    but when opened on other os x machines some text is colored differently than it should be

    Well, if typographic objects are colour managed, the colour appearance is dependent on the source ICC profile that describes the colourants in the typographic objects and the destination ICC profile that describes the colours the display is able to form and the RBC colourant combinations that will form those colours.

    In general, typographic objects should have special treatment, since the expectation is not that typographic objects should be colour managed, but that typographic objects should simple be set to the maximum density of dark. On a display, that is R=0 G=0 B=0 and on a seperations device (a lithographic press) that is C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=100.

    If for some reason typographic objects are colour managed, and if the ICC profiles for the displays are off by half a mile or more in relation to the actual state of the display system, then the colours will not be the same. On the other hand, if those displays are calibrated and characterized, then the colourants will be converted to form the same colours on the displays.



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