I am working on Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5
I am producing a map in Illustrator with multiple layers to place in an InDesign document. The bottom layer of the Illustrator file is an aerial photograph of the area. I have placed a compound path over the aerial photograph to "cut out" the focus area we are working on (I'm an urban planner). The compound path is plain white with 100% opacity, and it is on a different layer than the photograph.
When placing the Illustrator file in InDesign and exporting as PDF, for some reason the bottom layer (the aerial photograph) is still visible at the outer edge of the InDesign content box (see picture). This effect is NOT visible when physically printing the page from the PDF, but it is always visible on screen (at every zoom level).
The Illustrator file is set up specifically to be the exact same size of the content box in InDesign to keep the scale of the map consistent.
Things I have tried:
- making the InDesign box a tiny bit smaller so the edge of the Illustrator file is not at the exact edge of the InDesign box. The problem persists.
- expanding the compound path so it covers area outside the artboard in Illustrator as well, to cover up the edge properly. The problem persists.
- Placing a rectangular path the same size as the artboard on the same layer as the photograph and giving it a 2p contour, plain white, 100% opacity, again to cover up the edge. The problem persists.
Any advice would be appreciated.