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asked Program to create EMF that conserves transparency
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comment symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data
Okay, so it sounds like the software won't work for my purposes. I'll give Illustrator a trial and see if it works. I don't mind paying for usable software but this failed attempt is a good reason to use trials to be sure it's the right one. Thank you for all of your time, I have been banging my head over these blocks for a long time. I know it will be really GREAT once I get all of the kinks out. Again, thank you.
Jun
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comment symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data
no. It is the same as the symbol - a "piece of paper" with line work drawn on it. It blocks everything else behind the "paper".
Jun
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comment symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data
Yes, it inserts as an image. It definitely comes in as an image. I am a novice at this and am learning as I go.
Jun
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comment symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data
I am able to use it as a point label with the noted problems, but not drag it in.
Jun
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comment symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data
Roy, Thank you for the clarification. It had not occurred to me that all emfs are not created equal. So the answer to the question?
Jun
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comment symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data
I don't have Illustrator. I converted some of the files using VeryPDF and some others with Any DWG to Image Converter, both free trial downloads. When the created symbol is used, it not only blocks out where the lines are, but a large swath around it. When I open the file in Paint or IrfanView, the image is a blank paper with lines drawn on it, but no vector lines that can be selected.
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asked symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data