[pdftex] includepdf, includegraphics and bad quality

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Oct 19 11:37:21 CEST 2009

Am Sat, 17 Oct 2009 17:01:36 +0200 schrieb matteo.vicini:

> I write you because I didn't find a solution to my problem with pdfpages 
> so I'd like to have your opinion. This is the fact: I've got two 
> different documents, one is only one page long and is compiled with 
> pdflatex, it includes text and an image, the second one is a book also 
> compiled with pdflatex in which I put the first document with 
> \pdfinclude command, if the first document has NO image the result in 
> the final one is perfect, otherwise the first document looks good by 
> itself but looks very bad in the book! It means that it seems to have 
> all in bold font and everything is shelled, I don't know how to solve. 
> If you need I can send you the tex document and the generated pdfs, the 
> same problem occours if I use \includegraphics command instead of 
> \includepdf.

What sort of images are involved? And which version of pdftex are
you using?

I have a vage recollection that some images with transparencies or
some alpha-channel settings could have side effects. But I thought
that the problem no longer exists with a current pdftex. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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