I think you're running into a minor display issue. Although I haven't seen this, there are a number of variables that could come into play. Are you viewing the document using High Quality Display? Choose View > Display Performance > High Quality Display. Also, if you zoom in on the file, does the thickening of the strokes and type go away?
Hi, and thanks for your reply.
I have changed my display to high-quality, which has not changed the situation.
Zooming-in does make it appear better, but when I print the page as a pdf, it is very apparent.
I duplicated the spread in the same document and deleted the image. The table strokes immediately return to normal.
Is it because I'm using the 'Place' command? Should I be doing a copy/paste operation of a different sort?
No, place command is better.
Do you apply any transparency to the placed object: A PNG file can have transparency in itself, but with a JPG you could apply some kind of transparency to the image or to the host frame.
Nope, I'm simply taking a snip of an excel file, and saving it as (in today's case) a png. No transparency.
Why should transparency within one frame affect the thickness of strokes in another? What possible connection could there be?
Here is the spread with the image:
Here is the same exact spread with the image deleted:
Note that when I put the image back in after taking the snip, the strokes thickened again...
But in your original post you indicated that the PDF looks fine right? As I said before I think you're running into a display issue. Can you share the file and placed graphic with us?
I beg your pardon - I re-read the original post. It is not clear.
The typeface returns to normal when I print to a PDF.
The strokes remain thickened.
It appears when the document is printed as a .pdf as well
Printed as a PDF? What happens when you File>Export to the PDF/X-4 preset? What OS are you using?
Printing to a PDF forces the spread to be flattened, so the flattener preset comes into play. Any transparent object on a spread or page affects the entire spread.
Seems like using the export function got ride of the issue.
Thanks to each of you who responded, I really appreciate it.