In addition to the native Internet Explorer functionality, the Geo Web Publisher MapViewer includes 2 print tools:
Print (Plot View) : For output direct to selected printer/driver.
Advanced Print: For PDF file output with drawing template.
When utilizing Plot View, map element transparency may be determined by the available printer driver and inherent settings.
In cases of opacity where element transparency is expected and the printer driver settings cannot or do not allow for transparency to persist, the ‘Rasterized’ option may be engaged to force transparency output.
Here we see a screencap of the sample Whistler dataset, via the delivered GeoWebSite example. A redline element has been added with yellow fill color at 70% transparency, and overlays parcel and folio layer elements:
Default Plot View settings to a Microsoft PDF driver:
Resulting output shows opacity where transparency is expected:
A subsequent Plot View operation, with the Rasterized option engaged:
…shows output of the expected element transparency: