PDF export w/Continuous Page mode outputs white on white

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08 Jun, 2015 02:06 AM

I have a document that when Exported as a continuous page PDF opens and views just fine in Preview on OS X, but when viewed in Acrobat, appears to have white text on a white background, and thus looks like an empty document.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 08 Jun, 2015 01:25 PM

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    Hi MrC,

    I didn't get an attachment. I'd be interested in seeing both your PDF
    output and the original Markdown, if you can share it. If you have any
    trouble attaching, you can upload a zip through
    http://brettterpstra.com/audiodrop/ and it will come directly to me with
    whatever note you attach.

  2. 2 Posted by Mike Cappella on 08 Jun, 2015 03:56 PM

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    Hi Brett,

    The files are in the zip convert_to_1p4_1.04.zip. See README.md and README.pdf. Link:



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 08 Jun, 2015 07:08 PM

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    I honestly can't explain why this is happening. I can replicate it, but I don't know why Acrobat reads it any differently than any other PDF application. I did find that if I open the resulting PDF in preview and use Save as PDF, the new PDF seems to work in Acrobat.

  4. 4 Posted by Travis on 20 Feb, 2016 11:22 AM

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    I have the same issue. Is there a fix besides having to resave it from Acrobat? Is there something that can be done in the markdown to prevent this?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Brett on 20 Feb, 2016 01:36 PM

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    Unfortunately, no. I haven't been able to figure out why Acrobat reads
    the continuous PDF differently. Note that paginated PDF export works
    fine, though.


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