Exporting transparent layers to Adobe Illustrator
I have a map that will be completed in Illustrator and printed by a graphics company. I have transparent mask boxes under annotation text to make the text more readable against a busy background. I could not get the whole map layout to export - it would get hung up in the export process. So, I exported the entire layout except for the masks and annotation. I then exported the masks and annotation separately, hoping to combine the two files in AI (CS4 version). When I brought in the file of masks and anno to go on top of the other file, the background is not transparent and I cannot see the map underneath. I exported the anno (without transparent mask) and the same issue occurred. How do I correctly export the file so only the anno and boxes are drawn. I have tried exporting as EPS, AI and PDF files.
Mapping Center Answer:
Does the map contain any layers with transparency, picture marker symbology or raster layers? If so, take a look at this: http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=knowledgebase.techArticles.articleShow&d=17336. If not, please get back in touch with us.
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