7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2016 12:02 PM by Steve Werner

    Mac, Preview shows bolder text in pdf

    maguskrool Level 1

      Hello.

       

      I'm using Indesign CC 2015 on my iMac and I recently upgraded to macOS El Capitan. When I exported a document to pdf, and opened it in Preview, one of the fonts looked much bolder. When I print it or open the pdf in Adobe Reader, though, it's as it should be.

       

      Following the advice I found online, I disabled the pdf smoothing in Preview's preferences, but the problem persists, even though the text is now less blurry, the problem persists.

       

      Attached is a screen capture with a comparison of Adobe Reader (left), showing the intended result, and Preview (right), where the text became bolder. I'm using the google font Open Sans (Italic). Has anyone had this problem?

       

      Thank you.

      comparison-reader-vs-preview.png