When I PDF from Photoshop, I am getting varying results from different text, some having jagged edges and some not. (See image with word "Option")
They are the same font settings.
Any ideas to resolve this?
The short answer is: don't use a raster editor like Photoshop for text. This cannot be emphasized enough.
Photoshop will normally, by its very nature, output everything as pixels. Although it is possible to output live text to PDF from Photoshop in some scenarios, the pixelated text you're seeing is the normal and expected result.
Use InDesign or Illustrator to maintain vector text.
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Are you using faux styles?
Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Character, Options Bar, …) visible?
But you did apply Faux Bold. (see screenshot)
Use apparently used a »Roman« font and then applied Faux bold.
Try using the proper »Bold« font instead.
Ensure your text is not rasterised and select PDF/X-4 for the PDF.