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As the title suggests, whenever I attempt to make a new print composer (in either windows or Linux, I have tried both) with my map, it goes blank and the file is not exported.

When I attempt to export as a PDF, I get the message "Advanced composition effects such as blend modes or vector layer transparency are enabled in this project, which cannot be printed as vectors. Printing as a raster is recommended." Would this prevent my ability to make a PDF from the print composer?

If so, how can I rectify this?

Since I have a low reputation, if you need pictures I can provide them in the comments.

marked as duplicate by Community Dec 11 '16 at 16:40

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