If your QuarkXPress 10 document fails to export to PDF, with QuarkXPress displaying a message like this one:
Or, you try to print the document and QuarkXPress displays this message before continuing:
Try turning on Export Transparency Natively in the PDF Options when you export:
Note: This problem came up for me today on two documents: one of the documents has a radial fill in it, so I suppose this makes sense for that one. However, the second document contained nothing but black text. So while I’m happy the solution worked, I can’t explain it.
If you rely on function keys (F-keys) for controlling various activities in QuarkXPress — such as showing and hiding item outlines and palettes — your Mac can get in the way. By default, Mac OS X uses F1, F2, F3, and the others for controlling brightness, iTunes, sound levels, and so forth.
Fortunately, it’s easy (if not obvious) to switch those keys back to their best use for QuarkXPress. Just open System Preferences from the Apple menu and click on Keyboard. Then, enable the checkbox labeled “Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys“:
This reverses the behavior of the Function keys, so that now if you want to change the brightness, volume, iTunes song, etc., just hold down the “fn” key on your keyboard while pressing one of those F-keys.
With version CC of Photoshop, Adobe has eliminated the option to have a separate “Additional Plug-Ins Folder”.
And because CC is entirely different, you can’t just drag your CS6 plug-ins into the CC plug-ins folder. Instead, you must check each plug-in manufacturer’s website for the latest version of your plug-in, then reinstall it into Photoshop CC.
If you’re having trouble using your scanner with Photoshop CS6, you’re definitely not alone! Have a look at my story at Macworld: “Get your scanner to work with Photoshop CS6“.
The problem involves TWAIN, 32-bit code, and the march of time. The solution involves thinking a little bit outside the box. ;-)
FontNuke (free) is a valuable timesaving utility for Mac OS X that removes corrupt system font caches, Adobe font caches (*.lst), QuarkXPress font caches, and Microsoft Office font caches. Use it when your applications begin to crash and fonts seem to be involved.
FontNuke requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and is compatible with 10.8 Mountain Lion. Conveniently, you don’t need administrative privileges to use it!
Get this free utility at www.jamapi.com/pr/fn/