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Question: PDF font rendering issue

PDFs generated by LaTeX seem to be blurry when viewed with Preview on Yosemite but are fine when viewed with say, Chrome. See here - http://imgur.com/a/nPX0H. I didn't have a similar issue with Mavericks. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 7:51 PM


Oct 20, 2014 6:32 PM in response to Stuart Field In response to Stuart Field

I just left a post (see here) under Stuart's post which summarized discussions from other sites and pointed to the incorrect anti-aliasing algorithm used by Yosemite Preview.app. For the moment the workaround is to open PDFs using Safari which apparently renders PDFs correctly.

Oct 20, 2014 6:32 PM

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Dec 3, 2014 11:04 AM in response to veshman9 In response to veshman9

Yes I use preview to do most of my PDF annotation and now it is not working.

I cannot create a textbook anywhere I like as I used to be with even snow leopard.

And what is worse I cannot annotate phrases. It auto annotates the whole line no matter what.

Am I alone on this ? Or is there a tweak I am missing out there ??

Dec 3, 2014 11:04 AM

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Jan 17, 2015 7:30 AM in response to lanchka In response to lanchka

I have the same issue on my Macbook Pro Late 2012 (non-retina display).

It's very annoying that Apple did not warn about this issue when selling this "great(?)" Yosmite. A blurry quality is just at odd with all high quality graphics by Apple. Working with this blurry font is making me to hate so much Apple right now.

Did anyone eventually found a workaround?

Jan 17, 2015 7:30 AM

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