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 > > _______________________________________________ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to email@example.com > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at > http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at > http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > -- Lin Sims _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com