- Did you outline fonts?
- Do you use any form of transparency on that spread?
- Do you use layers?
- Does it look the same when you zoom in or out?
Fonts are not outlined and there is no transparency on the spread. All that exists on the spread is a header comprised of a few text boxes and an image and then just a large text box over the rest of the entire spread. I don't use layers and have everything on layer 1. The only other unique thing about my spread is that I have a small image of a signature over top of the large text box which fits in between white space I have left within my text. In some cases zooming in or out has worked but this time when I zoom in or out that one word plus part of my header look bolded.
I encountered the same problem. It was due to ligatures.
Here's the fix from Charles_T._Mills:
The random bolding problem is caused due to Acrobat not handling
ligatures correctly. Ligatures are special characters created
automatically for letters like "f" in relationship with other letters.
The problem must be fixed in InDesign by turning off "Ligatures." To
do this select all the text in a text box, select the "Character" tab,
and then select the character options menu in the upper right hand
corner of the dialog box (small triangle and three lines). In this
menu uncheck the check mark next to "Ligatures."
You must repeat these steps for all text boxes. Save the file and then
re-export a new PDF. This will fix the problem. Of course you can't
use ligature characters...but that will be something Adobve will need
to fix in Reader.
use layers, as it is a core functionality which should always be used.
no one should follow your advice as EVERYTHING is wrong.
To the contrary, when I turned off the ligatures, the file printed perfectly.
But what you describe is complete wrong.
Ligatures are not causing problems, when the font is ok.
And if you want to turn off ligatures, why on earth are you doing it with Character settings?
Anyone has to work in InDesign with Paragraph Styles. If you want to turn it of, do it in paragraph styles, never manually with overriding with the character panel, why are you recommending such nonsense?
But the reason is found somewhere else.
I am offering a solution from Charles T Mills that solved my issue. And perhaps it can solve shawna1234's issue too.
Doesn't matter who offers nonsense. Nonsense is nonsense and should not be done.