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UPDATE: It turns out it was a compatibility issue with the PDF viewers. Apple Preview, Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 and Firefox display the compiled document wrongly. Under TeXWork and Adobe Reader 11, Google Chrome it is displayed as intended.

I have a pdf file included as a figure in my document. It has a shape with a gradient fill. I'am afraid, in the compiled (pdflatex) document the shape is filled with a solid colour.

Since there is no compile error or warning indicating the gradient fill, I would like to know where to start correcting this misbehaviour.

\caption{figure caption}

Link to pdf file

Link to compiled pdf file

I included screenshots to illustrate the situation.

Image of correct figure enter image description here

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closed as too localized by egreg, Joseph Wright Jan 19 '13 at 15:24

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Is it possible to see the PDF with the gradient fill? – egreg Jan 19 '13 at 14:44
File works for me, displaying correctly in TeXworks build-in PDF viewer. However, it does show as a solid colour in Firefox's HTML5 viewer. Which viewer(s) are you using? – Joseph Wright Jan 19 '13 at 14:52
I was using apple preview. It displays the original included pdf correctly. I will attach the compiled pdf as well. – user24537 Jan 19 '13 at 14:53
@user24537 Preview shows your PDF fine, but misses out the colour entirely if I include it in a PDF. However, Adobe Reader on Mac is fine with both. I suggest a viewer issue. – Joseph Wright Jan 19 '13 at 14:55
I see it correctly with Skim, Preview, Adobe Reader and also the internal previewer of TeXworks. – egreg Jan 19 '13 at 14:57

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