I have recently started having troubles exporting to PDF where certain colored circle marker symbols appear as black dots.
I have read the information posted here: 17783 - Diagnose an ArcMap printing or exporting problem but get the following results when publishing as EMF.
If I export to EMF and view the resulting file in MS Paint the symbols appear as they do in ArcMap.
If I export to PDF from ArcMap 10.3 I get some colored dots appearing as black dots and others appearing as they should.
If I add the EMF file to an MS Word document all the dots appear as crescents.
Why is this happening and what can I do to fix the issue?
FYI, I do not have (or want) ArcGIS Pro.
Above is the original from ArcMAp
Above is the EMF as it appears in Word.