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Old 01-23-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default PDF Font onscreen problems from InDesign file.

Hello all - I am running InDesign CS2 on Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2.

When creating a PDF through Export my fonts look horrible on screen - but print fine. However we are needing to create PDFs for the web....so I need the screen version looking nice too. The fonts aren't readable now.


I have tried printing the pdf through distiller and the fonts are perfect - EXCEPT where I have the font wrapping an image - that area of the font looks horrible.

I have tried different fonts - no luck. It was like this when using the CS2 trial and is the same now that we've bought the program. I am using Adobe opentype fonts, however have the same issue with truetype and type 1 as well.

Does anyone know how to rememdy this issue....we publish a magazine bi-monthly and in addition to bulk mail - we also put this on our site. So the we need our Pdfs to look nice. (We didn't have this problem when using Quark - but have switched over.)

Our printer said that he runs into this frequently with his clients...that he thought it has to do with the way Indesign traps fonts. - but is unaware if there is a way to manually set the font trapping in the program.

I hope someone can help!!
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