Why are there white lines in InDesign preview mode

Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015

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See attached screenshot, these lines appear in the same place on every spread when viewed in preview mode of InDesign CC 2015 - how do I fix this??

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Community Beginner , Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015
Hi @Bim_H -I came here looking for an answer to the same question, but in tinkering just figured it out.Turn off Overprint Preview then try presentation mode again. I had the exact problem you have in the screenshot. I can replicate it repeatedly now. When Overprint Preview is turned on, white lines. Turn it off, white lines gone. You have to do it outside of presentation mode.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015

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Looks like stitching. Did you use Acrobat 4 compatibility when exporting?

If so, stop! Use 5 or higher.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015

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This is not a pdf, this is happening inside InDesign presentation/preview mode! So confused as to why this is happening. It is happening across all my design docs.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015

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Okay, sorry.

What kind of image is that in the background? PDF? PSD? TIF?

Do the lines go away if you zoom in or out?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015

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It is across all my documents, some use tiffs, some use psd, some use jpegs so it can't have anything to do with the placed files. Also as it is preview mode it is not meant to be zoomed out but rather being on full screen? In face, the mode I have it on when this happens is called 'presentation'

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015

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Hi @Bim_H -

I came here looking for an answer to the same question, but in tinkering just figured it out.

Turn off Overprint Preview then try presentation mode again.

I had the exact problem you have in the screenshot. I can replicate it repeatedly now. When Overprint Preview is turned on, white lines. Turn it off, white lines gone. You have to do it outside of presentation mode.

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Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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yes this worked, but no problem with that before... 

Great job again adobe (clap clap) ...

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2017 Apr 01, 2017

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Thanks a lot that really helped

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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spent hours on hours looking at how to fix this problem. thank you very much !!  

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New Here ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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This worked for me too! Thanks so much

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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Now in 2021 - you have answered my question, thank you! I've used CS5 for years and years and years and finally upgraded my computer and Adobe to CC in 2021 and came across this annoying "glitch". Now solved - thank you!

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Participant ,
Aug 08, 2015 Aug 08, 2015

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Hi,

I have the same problem when previewing into Adobe InDesign CC 2015.

There is clearly a problem with the output preview mode as you get those thin white lines.

That's a bit boring, let's hope Adobe fix it in next update.

P.S. I've been working 5 minutes with InDesign CC 2015 after installing it and already have issues…

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Participant ,
Aug 09, 2015 Aug 09, 2015

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Hi,

Another problem is the blue lines on text in normal mode (not preview mode) :

Capture d’écran 2015-08-09 à 16.24.43.png

So, for the same document, we can have those blue lines in normal mode and white thin lines in preview mode (nice combo !) :

Capture d’écran 2015-08-09 à 16.24.51.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 09, 2015 Aug 09, 2015

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‌wow! Orange as colour on the background... This text is simply unreadable, very bad design. The lines seems graphic card artifacts to me...

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Participant ,
Aug 09, 2015 Aug 09, 2015

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Come on Frans van der Geest ! Are we here to discuss about design ?

The screen capture I uploaded is obviously only text I use for designing other things.

I put the orange fill color to see both white lines and blue lines.

Am I supposed to explain it ?

If you are curious about my work and want to be reassured  : 

Does it look better to you ?

Thank you and see you later…

 

To BobLevine :

Thank you for your advise, I installed it yesterday and I'm already in 11.0.1.105

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 09, 2015 Aug 09, 2015

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Does this screenshot help?

greek.png

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Participant ,
Aug 09, 2015 Aug 09, 2015

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Yep !

Thank you, when I put 5 points (or 0 point) instead of 7 points for greek type below, the blue lines disappear.

But it's weird as all the text is not concerned. In the screen cap you can see that blue lines seem to appear randomly.

Anyways, the problem concerned here, thin white lines in preview mode, remains…

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Participant ,
Aug 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015

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Unfortunately, there are no changes with InDesign CC 2015.1 and the problem remains.

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Participant ,
Aug 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015

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I found out that if you toggle the visibility of the ruler, these thin lines disappear.

They seem to appear only when the ruler is invisible.

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Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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hi, please dont post contact information in posts (emails, phone number or websites). i removed the link to your website.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 09, 2015 Aug 09, 2015

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Have you patched InDesign to 11.0.1?

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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I'm having the exact same issue right now: white lines appearing all over the document, whether you zoom in or out.

The only temporary solutions I know of are: 1) turning on the rulers, or 2) turning off overprint preview.

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Dec 15, 2015 Dec 15, 2015

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Hi,

The problem remains in InDesign CC 2015.2 (11.2.0.99).

It seems there is a problem with rulers…

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New Here ,
Jan 27, 2016 Jan 27, 2016

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Yes. Turning on Rulers eliminated the lines for me too.

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New Here ,
Mar 23, 2016 Mar 23, 2016

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Its still that way. Still disturbing. Come on, Adobe

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