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text images are distorting when converted to PDF

Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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Hello there,

 

I am exporting an indeisign file to a PDF and noticing that text within an image is distorting after that happens. Everything looks just fine within indesign, but after exporting it gets wonky. (specifically the last letter of the word payments and web).

 

Before:

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After

 

Blix35288426bdmu_1-1707250206272.png

 

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Community Expert , Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

Place content like this as vector .ai files; not as any pixel-based filetype. 

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Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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Do you export as PDF/X-4 or something older?

 

Text is above graphics or below? 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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I'm exporting as either high quality press or smallest file size (which says compatable with adobe acroabt 6. the text is the graphic--its saved as an image file. 

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Place content like this as vector .ai files; not as any pixel-based filetype. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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gosh that might be tricky--i am not an .ai user! but placing a vector file is a good suggestion--i can try to look into that. thanks!

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That fixed it! I placed them as .esp files instead. Thanks, Mike!!

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Do not use EPS - it's outdated format - open in Illustrator and save as AI or PDF. 

 

But after that - check if colors are still correct. 

 

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