RE: PDFs from Word show differently in Reader 9 or Acrobat Pro 9

Subject: RE: PDFs from Word show differently in Reader 9 or Acrobat Pro 9
From: "raj -dot- machhan -at- gmail -dot- com" <raj -dot- machhan -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> , "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> , "Amy Dohlman" <amdohlman -at- uwalumni -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 05:53:31 +0000

This indeed is a common problem. Try viewing the pdfs at the same resolution at which you have created them...

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From: Amy Dohlman
Sent: 17-12-2009 19:31:54
To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: PDFs from Word show differently in Reader 9 or Acrobat Pro 9

Kevin wrote:
>> I usually open PDFs in Acrobat Pro. I did so. The two files (my PDF and
his PDF) looked
>> identical to me - and I was about to say so... Then I thought to view in
Adobe Reader 9
>> instead of Acrobat Pro.

>> Aha! The tops of several of my tables are indeed nekkid! His are fully
clothed. Egad!

I've noticed weirdness in the way Acrobat (usually Standard or Pro, not sure
about Reader) displays formatting such as borders at different
magnifications. In a previous job, one of my teammates called me over and
said, "hey, this border's gone. What's up?" I open the PDF, and it's indeed
gone. Then I change the magnification or print that page, and voila! There
it is.

It's possible that your borders are there all along, they're just not
displaying properly at the magnification that Acrobat is using for that
file. Change the magnification or print the page to test whether your
borders are actually gone.

I'm no Acrobat expert, but I've seen this display error most commonly with
table borders or other ruled lines, like those for headers or footers. I
pretty much expect it now as a quirk of that software.


Amy Dohlman
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