Barcode lines/stroke unclear in Acrobat Reader

Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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When viewing pdf file for print on Split PC screens - the barcode lines are all smooshy and unclear when viewed in 100%. The barcode is generated as a pattern in InDesign and in Acrobat converted to outline. This issue is only a problem found at our PC users and not MAC users in the firm.
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1.Close-up view of barcode

2.100% view of pdf file

3.Acrobat Reader Preference

close up view of barcodeclose up view of barcode100% view of artwork100% view of artworkAdobe Reader Preference / DisplayAdobe Reader Preference / Display

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Community Expert , Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

You must untick one of these two settings, or may be both.

 

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Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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Hi,

can you confirm the version of your software and describe what you mean by [...generated as a pattern in InDesign...]

I use fonts to create barcodes, so it remains clear and sharp (like text).

Is it generated by a plugin? What might happen is that the barcode is treated like an image and does not display well.

When printed, does it look as needed?

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Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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Hi Eric

Thanks for your fast reply.

Acrobat Reader is up todate. See attached picture.

I generate the barcode with a plugin in InDesign.

When viewing the pdf file on my MAC / Acrobat Pro DC it looks just fine - but when viewing the file on PC / Acrobat Reader the barcode lookes blurry. It must be some setting in Acrobat that needs to be adjustede - don't you think so?

The question is where and what...

 

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screenshot from MAC - 100% view

screenshot from PC - 100%

Acrobat Reader version

MAC - Acrobat Pro DC - 100% viewMAC - Acrobat Pro DC - 100% viewPC - Acrobat Reader - 100% viewPC - Acrobat Reader - 100% viewPC Acrobat Reader versionPC Acrobat Reader version

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Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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I forgot - when printing it looks fine from both mashine (PC/MAC)

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Hello,

 

I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find the solution.

 

Thanks!

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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It's a screen rendering issue. I suggest turning off Enhance Thin Lines in preferences and see if that improves things

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Thank you, that did it!

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You must untick one of these two settings, or may be both.

 

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Thanks!

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MOVED TO THE ACROBAT READER FORUM

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