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How can I prevent dashed lines from printing in PDF with tiny hooks?

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I need dashed lines in a table, so I have inserted them using the graphics tool and drawing dashed lines where I want them.  They look fine in FrameMaker, but when I print a PDF version, the dashes have tiny downward "hooks" at the beginning of each dash.  How can I prevent this?

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How can I prevent dashed lines from printing in PDF with tiny hooks?

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I need dashed lines in a table, so I have inserted them using the graphics tool and drawing dashed lines where I want them.  They look fine in FrameMaker, but when I print a PDF version, the dashes have tiny downward "hooks" at the beginning of each dash.  How can I prevent this?

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Horizontal, vertical, diagonal?

In single cells or spanning cells?

What Line End style?

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Horizontal; one spans two cells, the others just one; line end style is "no arrow."

It doesn't show up on a printed hard copy, just in the electronic PDF version.

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re: Horizontal; one spans two cells, the others just one; line end style is "no arrow."

You might try the rounded end style.

re: It doesn't show up on a printed hard copy, just in the electronic PDF version.

Just in Adobe Reader, or in all PDF readers (try the one in your phone)? This may actually be a client (reader/viewer) problem, and not something FM is doing, much like the stray lines when raster has odd pixel count in a line.

Worst case: if the lines required are all the same length, or a small number of variants, you could create them externally in a vector editor, and import them on top of the table at SVG or EPS.

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