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Can I make the background color of the document be transparent?

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I have seen that there is RGBA to allow elements to be transparent, but when I go into the Preferences window and look in Background; and in color go to more; I do not see RGBA.

I want to put the graph, for example, in a document with a transparent background. This way, if someone prints the document on yellow paper, they will not see a white box containing the graph. They should just see the graph.

What I want to accomplish in the end is to export the graph to eps and have the background be transparent, while having the graph elements be visible.

Maybe I am overlooking something? Any suggestions?

Thank you.
asked May 17, 2012 in Help by anonymous
Would it be possible to just have no background for eps export? For matlab figures it is possible to export to eps without a background color.
Thank you
Martin

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Unfortunately, the only way to get a transparent background is by exporting to SVG, PNG, or GIF with the appropriate option selected (see tab "Image").
answered May 18, 2012 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (125,380 points)
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