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Text and images are pixelated when viewing

Apr 7, 2013 11:00 AM

Tags: #jagged_text #pixelated_text_indesign #indesign_text

I am rather new to InDesign so if there is a better thread feel free to direct me

When ever I use InDesign my text and images always look pixelated.


I am just trying to create a simple PDF proposal, but when I add text it's pixelated and jagged. When I place images they sometimes look jagged as well.


My diplay performance says 'high quality' as well.


Are there any tricks for viewing pages correctly? When I switch views from normal to preview the text still looks jagged.


Thanks so much!

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    Apr 7, 2013 11:05 AM   in reply to dasikins

    Are you using a Retina display on a Mac?

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    Apr 7, 2013 4:53 PM   in reply to dasikins

    How old is the Mac? What is the resolution that's listed as best for built-in display?

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    Apr 8, 2013 4:17 AM   in reply to dasikins

    ID does not have support for the new Retina displyas at full resolution, and I'm trying to figure out if that's what you have, or if it's a differnt problem, but until you tell me the current screen resolution I can't do that.

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    Apr 21, 2013 9:34 AM   in reply to dasikins

    That's not a Retina, so that rules out that problem....


    Try trashing your prefs. See Replace Your Preferences

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