[nSLUG] Acroread & Openoffice

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Mon Jan 8 02:45:27 AST 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-07 at 11:04 -0400, J. Paul Bissonnette wrote:
> I do believe I have found the source of the problem, why I do not have a 
> clue.
> I have a picture in gif format, transparent background, that I made 
> about 1990 on a RISCPC for DTP. I got moved from there to Word-perfect 
> on windoze, then to StarOffice, then To StarOffice on Linux then to 
> OpenOffice Linux versions 0.x, 1.x, 2.x. Now it is causing problems. it 
> seems that Acroread 7.0.8 doesn't handle transparencies.
> Just happens the gif is in a template that I have been using for my 
> invoices, letterhead, brochures all this time.

Maybe it doesn't support GIF89a (think thats the version for
transparency) or they removed support for it due to them stupid
copyrights by IBM a few years back. 

Have you tried converting it to a PNG with transparency?  



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