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PDF woes

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 21:33
Quoting "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...>:
> <rant> Why is it that GSView, on the SAME computer, displays the document > *perfectly* ??? At the same resolution, Acrobat reader gives me an > unreadable mess of pixelated smudges, but GSView gives a perfectly smooth, > readable page??? What's wrong with Acrobat Reader?! </rant>
I'm pretty sure the problem is that Acrobat Reader (at least version 4) cannot handle Type3 fonts in an intelligent way. I have not checked out version 5, because, as you so eloquently point out, the open source stuff is superior. In any case, a little bit of googling turned up this page ( which details steps on how to avoid ugly PDF; note, I am currently stuck in NT4, which prevents me from verifying the steps. This page ( seems to confirm it. Hopefully this will create beautiful PDFs for you. :) Let me know if it works. :Peter


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
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BP Jonsson <bpj@...>LaTeX & type 1 fonts (Was: Re: [OT] Re: PDF woes)