Transparency in PDF output from MS publisher

When using Microsoft Publisher you will likely want to export to PDF for circulation or printing. At this stage I found that all my transparent layers got spoilt and I found some tricky ways to work around it like printing to a PDF printer, but this is not very satisfactory.

The proper solution can be found inside Publisher itself. When saving to PDF choose “Options” and de-select the ISO 19005-1 compliance option, then the output PDF will preserve your transparent layers.

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