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InDesign PDF Export Problem

Aug 15, 2012 5:21 PM

Tags: #pdf #export #indesign

PDF Export in InDesign CS6 yields thin, light text. I need accurate rendering in pdf for hardcopy publication. Quality is imperative. Can you please help?  I use Creative Cloud applications.

 
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    Aug 15, 2012 5:57 PM   in reply to Bud2248

    In what application are you looking at the PDF? It should be Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. What export setting did you use in File > Export > Adobe PDF (Print)?

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 4:07 AM   in reply to Bud2248

    Have you pulled a sample print? On-screen type rendering isn't particularly reliable for judging what you will see in print.

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 9:23 AM   in reply to Bud2248

    If you are using Acrobat or Reader try toggling Enhance Thin Lines and/or Smooth Line Art in the preferences

     

    Screen shot 2012-08-16 at 9.21.02 AM.png

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to Bud2248

    You should still pull a test print. Enhance thin lines does exactly waht it says, and can result in type looking too bold onscreen, or some strokes looking heavier than others. Remember, you screen is much lower resolution than a printer or a press, and can oly show things in whole pixels, so ther's a LOT of rounding and hinting going on.

     
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