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Topic: Incorrect line thickness starting on p. 2, 2 Attachments
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 75174
From: Toastscript
Date: 10/28/2002 10:29 AM

I've used several different programs to prepare PDF files, and I'm consistently having the same problems, with one exception.

I typeset music using Coda Music's Finale (2001 version), and on all files which span multiple pages, my resulting PDFs display and print thicker staff lines and other graphical symbols -- fonts seem to be fine -- beginning on page 2.

This is a problem that began when I upgraded from 98SE to WinXP. I first noticed the problem when using Kinko's "File Prep Tool" shortly after the upgrade, so I downloaded an updated tool from their site. This program seems to work in the same way as other PDF programs do: print the file from the application to your selected PDF program (with the "Kinkos File-prep Tool," you're able to view and save created files, but you have to actually print the files, ".KDF" format, from their store.) Simple. The update fixed the problem.

However, when not delivering to clients and printing from home, I rely on "5D PDF Creator" to produce PDFs, and I have the same problem that I initially had with the Kinkos tool. I also get the same annoying results with Acrobat and Ghostscript. Unfortunately, I'm unable to find any solution at all -- I've tried driver updates from Microsoft, and I've picked through the web for similar problems with solutions, but nothing seems to be out there.

By the way, if I print inserted graphics from p. 2 of a MS Word document, there's no problem. The graphics appear decently on-screen and print fine. I want to believe that this is not a Finale problem, as the Kinkos solution (which initially gave the same problems and uses the same printing procedure) works well.

If you're interested in seeing the output, I've attached two files. Both are captured from Acrobat Reader at 300%. The first file shows page 1 (normal), and the second file is an example of page 2.

Any suggestions to what my problem is? Does it really have anything to do with my driver, and why is XP being so exceedingly obnoxious?

Thanks so much!

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Click to open!page2_300percent.jpg
wrong thickness (14,580 bytes)

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