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Publisher: Opaque Objects Print as Transparent on HP LaserJet PSS ID Number: Q104920 Article last modified on 10-06-1993 PSS database name: W_MSPub



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Publisher version 2.0


Opaque objects that overlap a graphic may print to a Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet 4 as transparent. This occurs when the following conditions exist:

  • The background image is large (for example, a 3.5 MB .PCX image).
  • The HP LaserJet 4 is in raster mode, at 600 dpi.
  • You are using version 31.V1.18 of the HP LaserJet 4 driver.

If all three of these conditions exist, opaque objects will print as transparent. This is due to a problem with the printer driver.


To avoid this problem, print with the driver in HP/GL2 mode.

Additional reference words: 2.00 mspub pub20 win31 see through see-through solid filled white translucent image picture electronic whiteout white-out

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.