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.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.