I am trying to export from ChemDraw 188.8.131.52 to PDF or EPS. The document contains chemical structures, text and PNGs with transparency. Unfortunately, ChemDraw does not offer PDF export (a feature that should be standard given the wide spread of PDF) and EPS export does not work properly - chemical structures are shifted relative to PNGs.
While this shift is not a lot (maybe a few mm on an A4 page), it is annoying and for me makes the file unusable.
I also tried a few workarounds:
- pasting into Illustrator CS6 and PDF export: no shift between PNG and structures, but misalignment of text (including atoms in structures). When I open the EPS in illustrator, text alignment is correct but PNGs are misaligned.
- pasting into InkScape: text alignment is OK and also structure/PNG, but PNG transparancy is a problem
- pasting into Word: no alignment issues, no transparency issues, but low quality PDF export
- ChemDraw 18 on a different machine shows the same behaviour, while ChemDraw 13 exports without the PNGs.
So as of now I do not have any feasible method to convert a CDX file to a printable (PDF) document.
Any suggestions on how to get a high quality PDF from what I see on my screen in ChemDraw?
Thanks in advance!
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