Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2011 6:54 AM (in response to Dylthedog)
Apple published a technote dedicated to shadows and PDF.
More, we explained here many times that when shadows are used, the standard filter used apply the 72 dpi rez upon these shadows.
I posted several times the infos required to get and install filters using a 300 dpi res.
Sometimes I'm wondering if askers are able to read carefully.
Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 19 août 2011 15:54:04
iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0
My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>
Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community
To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2011 7:16 AM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)
Yvan, I did search and read a lot - I'm sure you realise there is quite a difference between 'searching' and 'finding'
I'm not complaining about the text quality where the shadows are actually, it's much bigger in those areas and looks braodly acceptable - it's the general quality of plain 11pt black text on a white background. Also, the one point I did make about shadows wasn't with regard to text quality but to do with the fact that there was a colour shift locally around the shadow in the background.
I've also read about about 300 DPI filters and did indeed add one - I just can't find out how to use it. If it only works with PDF-X I'm still in trouble as I'm one of the lucky ones that can't save in that format for whatever reason.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2011 7:35 AM (in response to Dylthedog)
I just looked and even though I entered the red by CMYK values of 0,100,80,4 (a pantone equivalent) the PDF when created through the print>postscript route delivers a CMYK value of 4,100,81,1.
This is wrong anyway, but where the bounding box of the type with the shadow is, the value comes out as 12,100,79,2 which is very different!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to Dylthedog)
Right, I've sorted the problem shadow area with a hard shadow by just overlaying a copy of type and tinting the one at the back.
I've sorted the smudged lettering by using different text boxes and using the link function instead of wrap - it was pretty much square anyway.
So now I can get acceptable quality to share - except now I discover that the print>postscript method drops hyperlinks!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)
I have the text export problem (I haven't used shadows yet).
When I export from Pages to PDF, the text looks terrible.
I've tried printing to PostScript and then exporting to PDF but that just has the same effect.