RE: show a PDF pop-up based on the viewer's zoom value ?

Subject: RE: show a PDF pop-up based on the viewer's zoom value ?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:56:49 -0800

The flowcharts themselves are not fuzzy; they print crystal clear.

I have an odd little tool, FlowBreeze, that uses the native drawing shapes
in Excel to create the flowcharts. The tool has an image save export,
which I use to create JPGs for (auto-generated-from-source-code) HTML API
docs. But for the FrameMaker-to-PDF guides, I need higher-res images of
course.

Here's where FlowBreeze fails: its PNG image exporter is only 96 dpi. So
what I've been doing is turning off the grid lines and then using SnagIt to
capture the scrolling Excel window (because the flowcharts don't fit on one
viewable screen) at 300 dpi and then save as a PNG.

And I've seen this problem (images in PDFs appear fuzzy at some zoom values
but not others) with images created all in vector formats by a variety of
tools (Illustrator, Visio, etc.). Isn't this just a PDF viewing issue?

-Monique


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