Screen shots, please… or even better, post the PDF somewhere.
I have just uploaded the file in pdf:
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First off PDF X/1-a is about as dumbed down as you can get a PDF.
Let’s take a step back. Can you post the PDF that you placed into ID that contains this text?
uploaded to here:
Just realized that i am unable to select the font (arial) in this pdf created in illustrator too~
But they are both arial regular... it shouldn't be this complicated...
The problem seems to be with the original Illustrator file. That text is rasterized.
How did the text get into the Illy file? How did you create the PDF from the Illy file?
i see your point now.
That text is from the usual font folder.
- i checked in illlustrator: 'type', 'find font', 'arial'; whereelse in Indesign, it is 'arial regular'.
- In control panels, 'font' folder, i see i only have 1 arial regular file, so both illustrator & indesign should have the same 'arial regular'...
OK UPDATE: I GOT IT RIGHT NOW:
- In illustrator file, to create pdf: 'print', 'printer: cutepdfwriter', 'output', 'printer resolution: 100lpo1200dpi' (initially it was 72lpi), and 'graphics', 'fonts: download'- 'none' (initally: subset).
I don't know which made it work: Pinrter resolution or fonts download.
But now i could edit the illustrator pdf 'arial' font; and when placed in indesign to export, it is not blurry anymore.
Never knew something like this can make such a big difference, thank you Bob!
**but can you let me know what was it i changed that made it worked as well? thanks!
Not the way to do it.
From Illustrator just do a File>Save and save it AI.
Place that into InDesign and you should be all set.
i am really complicating things for myself. Thank you!