True WYSIWYG LaTeX System

# Transparency

BaKoMa TeX beginning from version 10.01 supports transparency.
From end-user side it looks such that
• 'opacity' key works in PSTricks package.
• 'opacity' also works in TIKZ/PGF package.
• PDF files that use transparency now imported more correct.
• EPS files define transparency by distiller compatible way (using '[ ... /SetTransparency pdfmark').
Transparency is transmitted to the generated PDF and SVG files. Transparency is shown on the display when editing and viewing. On Mac and Linux transparency is displayed accurately. On the windows transparency is displayed less accurate, because of using GDI for speedup displaying. Print quality with transparency depends on the printer driver. In the case of printing problems with transparency export the document to PDF and then print from Acrobat.

##### PSTricks example

\begin{pspicture}(5,5)
\psset{fillstyle=solid}
\psframe[fillcolor=red](0,1)(3,4)
\psframe[fillcolor=blue,opacity=0.7](2,2)(5,5)
\psframe[fillcolor=green,opacity=0.7](1,0)(4,3)
\pscircle[fillcolor=cyan,opacity=0.5](1.5,3.5){1.25}
\rput(2.5,2.5){\psframebox[fillcolor=magenta,opacity=0.3]{%
\bf\Huge\yellow Transparency}}
\end{pspicture}


IMPORTANT: Do not forget load pstricks with option 'distiller' if you want to get transparency in generated PDF files.

\usepackage[distiller]{pstricks}


##### TIKZ/PGF example

\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{scope}[fill opacity=0.5]
\fill[red] (0,0) circle (1.5cm);
\fill[green] (45:2cm) circle (1.5cm);
\fill[blue] (0:2cm) circle (1.5cm);
\draw (0,0) circle (1.5cm) node[below] {$A$};
\draw (45:2cm) circle (1.5cm) node [above] {$B$};
\draw (0:2cm) circle (1.5cm) node [below] {$C$};
\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}


IMPORTANT: Do not forget load pstricks with option 'distiller' if you want to get transparency in generated PDF files.

\usepackage[distiller]{pstricks}


##### Screenshots

 Linux users can see transparency in the display.
 Mac users can see transparency in the display.