Maybe you can set the initial view to be something that shows the lines up as you want?
thanks for helping.
It's a good idea but I can't see any way of selecting the option from that 'initial view' tab.
Do you have the document open?
What options do you see?
Reminder, this is in Acrobat. Not InDesign.
If you have thin lines you will have a problem in screen display because the screen pixel will be round up or down and show an irregularity. You don't have any chance to show it correctly on the others computer. They have to use Acrobat or Reader (first step which is difficult to force it) and you have to force them to change their settings. That is live, you can't change it.
Change the Mangnification to a different setting.
yes of course this works ... but it only solves the problem long enough for the person to have to dezoom to read the page.
I'm so frustratedas it seems there is no way to have all of the settings included in the pdf preset while generating it.
This is such a wide spread problem, surely there should be a solution.
Settings are user defined - I don't think there is a way to include them?
But bare in mind - not everyone uses Acrobat to view PDFs - so the settings wouldn't apply to 3rd party pdf readers - like FIrefoxes PDF reader, Chrome, Mac Preview and lots of others.
I don't think that any security settings will allow to change Acrobat Settings via script. As far as I know that this is blocked so no one can cause damage to another userss computer.
You might try adding a [Paper] stroke to the text, or put it into a [Paper]-filled frame to get some knockout against the lines. You're never going to be able to control the line weight others see, so you need to modify the design so it will work under bad conditions. It's not as nice, but it's reality for screen work.
aaah I thought that might really be an option.
I understand that it could work in other cases, but in this particular one, it doesn't help readibility at all (in fact in some zooms, it's worse)
I fear a redesign will be necessary.
So in the end a designer friend found a very workable solution.
Reduce line size.
Add transparency (i.e 40%)
It means having a different file for print and screen and the lines are a bit lighter than in initial design but the solution really helps keep the lines and the text readable.
Hope this helps anyone seaching for this in the future.