The PDF's are showing up as 4 color black just by placing them into InDesign. And his PDF's do the same for me. But PDF's I have here aren't doing it. Doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm still blaming it on the grayscale PDF's coming out of Word 2013.
Quote from: Farabomb on April 06, 2016, 01:39:41 PMIt's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame. I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks.
It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
Why flatten it anywhere?Change the blending space from RGB to device cmyk or device gray. Gray would be the appropriate space.
I think I'm seeing something like his too but with a dash of boned fonts as well. We're doing an imprint on masters for an event where there are daily standing changes. We get the files (on time no less) at night and we have to flip it ASAP. I have a prepress guy in front of me handing the files for layout. He knows what he's doing and when he places the file, it goes to 4c black on output. It's no big deal for me as I have a convert to black and it's a 1c imprint. I'll see if I can get my hands on the original files and see what program puked them out. And because of this damn event I can't go to my track event this weekend.
Testing with one of the grayscale pages. If you flatten the page with Acrobat's flattener it ends up with two images that are tagged with ICC profiles (see attached screen grabs). If you place the flattened PDF in Indy everything is gray except those two images tagged with the ICC profile. So if you run a convert to gray action on it and then place it in Indy everything is gray. I still contend that Word is doing something weird to the PDF.