Got a situation that is really confusing me, i have dotted lines in indesign that look perfect thin and in a light grey, however when i export this and view it in adobe reader/acrobat or when i upload my pdf online, the lines turn into thick black bulky lines? I have ensured that 'compression for line art and text' is unticked, can anyone help me understand this?
As my pdf is for viewing online I would really want the lines to not ruin the whole page
In the Reader preferences try unchecking the box for Enhance Thin Lines.
I've been having the same problem.
After seeing Larry's comment it occurred to me that my Mac automatically opens all files that I export to pdf in 'Preview', and this is what I have been using to view the pdfs each time. I deliberately opened the same files using Adobe Reader, and the dots are fine.
So perhaps it's just a problem with 'Preview'? Unfortunately I think my printer is using Preview too, as 2 recent jobs have been printed with those awful clumsy dots
Preview was never designed to use for professional print production. Adobe Reader has been designed for it.