FM2019 is still available with a perpetual license, but it is pretty
expensive.

On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 12:59 PM Ken Poshedly <poshe...@bellsouth.net>
wrote:

> Ladies & Gents,
>
> Short question: Does FrameMaker 10 support transparency (i.e., no
> background) in imported graphics or not?
>
> Details: I've created a "Text Frame" (not a Graphic Frame) on a page in a
> new document which has, of course, the usual frame for text flow. So that's
> a newly created Text Frame ON TOP OF a system-created "text flow frame" on
> a blank page. Then, in FrameMaker 10, I used 40 percent Royal Blue as the
> Fill for the new Text Frame.
>
> I then inserted my text into the new tinted Text Frame and inserted (by
> reference) a small graphic saved as a psd file which I've modified in
> Photoshop CS4 to have a transparent background (checkerboard pattern where
> the white background had originally been).
>
> In this case, the text warns the readership of the journal that I edit to
> be responsible and not open certain e-mails (and you know the rest). I've
> found a small little anti-virus symbol to use with that text (a red-framed
> triangle with an exclamation point and the word "Virus" inside the triangle
> -- like a European road sign). The original version of the graphic was a
> jpg which had a white background around the triangle; so, like I said, I
> used Photoshop CS4 to do the layering-thing and delete the white background
> around the triangle, then saved the new image as a psd file (and also as a
> png file). The newly modified image looks just right.
>
> But when I import (by reference) the psd (or even the png) version of that
> new image, the area around the red triangle still shows as white inside the
> tinted Text Frame. So it displays (and prints on a color laserjet printer)
> as a white box with the red-framed triangle inside the the blue-tinted Text
> Frame.
>
> I checked various resources, including Adobe and YouTube videos, about
> doing the transparent layering thing and I am apparently doing that part
> correctly.
>
> So is this a limitation of FrameMaker 10 (to not recognize transparent
> layers or whatever) or am I missing something? I would be most happy to
> take this off -list and send the image (and even the FM file) to whoever
> wants to take a stab at this.
>
> Or must I somehow learn how to set the area surrounding the red triangle
> to the same color as the blue tint in the Text Frame in the FrameMaker 10
> doc. And how to do THAT?
>
> By the way, I do not have the resources or desire (especially in these
> tough times) to "upgrade" to a new FM version with a perpetual monthly fee.
> -- Ken in Atlanta
>
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