0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2011 11:53 AM by JohnnyVic

    Pixellated vs. Anti-Aliased (Smoothed) Graphics

    JohnnyVic

      I have created a document that contains two types of graphics, screen captures of dialog boxes (sometimes resized if too large), and vector PDF exports from AutoCAD.

       

      The main document is created in Word and the screen captures are pasted into Word, blank areas are created in Word for the other graphics and the Word document is exported to PDF.

       

      The AutoCAD PDF graphics are transferred into the main PDF using the Acrobat Pro, Edit Object function.

       

      When viewing/printing the final PDF, these are the results:

       

      • AutoCAD vector PDF graphics always look great on-screen and printed
      • Screen capture graphics look great when printed
      • Screen capture graphics sometimes look very pixellated on-screen. This occurs when there are two documents open at the same time. If the PDF is opened in Acrobat or Reader and there are no other PDFs being viewed, the graphics look ok. If another PDF is being viewed then the graphics in the second PDF are pixelated.

       

      As an example, here is the same document opened twice for on-screen viewing, first one on the left, second one on the right.

       

       

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