If I copy a table from Numbers to the pasteboard and then create a new document in Preview, it usually works fine, but if cells contain partially transparent background or border colors (especially within gradients), the alpha value is either not kept or it’s more opaque than anticipated.

Maybe this is a limitation of or issue with the PDF format that Preview defaults to, or of the underlying framework. Anyhow, I already reported a bug to Apple.

Meanwhile, is there a way to export a table to PNG while keeping alpha information intact using just system or free third-party tools?

PS: All applications and the OS are the most current released versions, i.e. OS X 10.10.5, Preview 8.0, Numbers 3.5.3.

  • You can export a numbers doc to PDF. Not sure if this still has the same issue. – At0mic Sep 15 '15 at 14:35
  • @IronCraftMan Sadly, it does exhibit the same issue. – Crissov Sep 15 '15 at 21:19

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