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Dotted Line Pixelated in PDF

New Here ,
Aug 24, 2020 Aug 24, 2020

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Whenever I export a straight dotted line, the dots appear pixelated in PDF when viewed in Acrobat. This issue has been present when exporting from both InDesign and Illustrator. When I open the PDF's in Preview, the dotted lines render perfectly.

 

Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

 

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Community Expert , Aug 24, 2020 Aug 24, 2020

Line display anti-aliasing is handled by the Page Display Preference, try unchecking Enhance thin lines

 

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Aug 24, 2020 Aug 24, 2020

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I am also experiencing this issue.

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Line display anti-aliasing is handled by the Page Display Preference, try unchecking Enhance thin lines

 

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This worked! Thank you so much!!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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This won't affect how it looks to other viewers, correct? Is there any way to fix this within the document itself? Pretty much eliminates the option to use dotted lines in any document that will be viewed as a PDF...

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Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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That‘s right—it’s a display anti-aliasing issue and it would depend on how the reader application handles anti-aliasing of thin lines on low res displays and at different magnifications—it would be less of a problem on higher resolution displays. Here’s Acrobat with Enhanced Thin lines checked vs the display in Firefox on a Retina Display and a display running at 98ppi. Check your PDF in different readers and browsers.

 

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Cinema display—98ppi:

 

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