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Gerhard_H

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PDF document - white letter on black background
« on: July 24, 2015, 07:33:27 AM »
I have to add some documents as PDF files. These are black letters on white background.
I hadn't found any solution to get the PDF with white letters on black background. Even if I make the document in MSWord white on black - when I transform it via "doPDF" into a PDF-file the result is again black on white. OK, it's a "doPDF" issue.
Is there a known way how to get an inversed PDF ? SLM doesn't seem to can do that (kinda "night mode").

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Re: PDF document - white letter on black background
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 09:25:23 AM »
You must be using the iOS version, because the Android version does this automatically when you change the color theme.

On iOS, Word files display with a transparent background, so you can set up your Word file with white text on a black background and then change Settings > Appearance > Word Document Colors to Inverted to add a dark background behind the file. Or you can find a PDF conversion tool that retains the colors you set up in Word, and Set List Maker will display the PDF colors accurately.

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Re: PDF document - white letter on black background
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 10:04:37 PM »
. . . so you can set up your Word file with white text on a black background . . .
Of course I have had tried out this way but without success.
Nevertheless it works, but you mustn't use total black and white in word.
I found it out accidentally :
It has to be a nearly black grey for the background and nearly white grey (it also might be a very light yellow) for the letters.
And "Settings/Appearance/Word Document Colors/inverted" of course.

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Re: PDF document - white letter on black background
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 09:56:30 AM »
What happens if you use pure white text on a pure black background?

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Re: PDF document - white letter on black background
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 11:53:31 PM »
I tested again and now SLM shows both (pure white on pure black and light on dark grey) properly.
I am a little bit confused about that.
Anyway - it works  :D

Again for sure : inverted-word to pdf transformation didn't work, the inverted word document went straight to SLM.

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Re: PDF document - white letter on black background
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 06:21:49 PM »
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Again for sure : inverted-word to pdf transformation didn't work

I think that would depend on the software you use to make PDFs. Anyway, I'm glad the Word files are working for you.

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Re: PDF document - white letter on black background
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 05:44:32 AM »
I've attached a Word template that I use every time I create a new lyrics sheet.  I created it some time ago and don't even remember how I did.  My process for creating a .pdf is as such:  I choose to print the document from Word.  In the print dialog box there is an option in the lower left for saving as a .pdf. 

Now, I am on a Mac.  So this might not be very helpful for you if your are not.

Hope it helps!

Shane