[artworks] Rendering PDF shadows in Art Works

  • From: Tim Powys-Lybbe <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 01:21:57 +0100

I have found that Art Works has trouble with shadows on family trees
generated by a program on a Mac and converted to PDF on the Mac.

The PDF file is at:

  http://www.tim.ukpub.net/large_files/demo/Shadows_on_PDFs.pdf

The title line should be shadowed with a soft graded shadow; Art Works
shows no shadow at all for the title.

On the people boxes, Art Works displays the hard shadows OK, but again
completely leaves out the soft, graded shadows.

!PDF makes a mess of the shadows.

!Gview tries to do the soft shadows but gets it wrong. 

!RiScript just crashes!

On the Mac the Preview program handles all shadows well, as does Acrobat
Reader on a PC emulator on the Mac.

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