LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

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LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

Postby Steve Williams » Sun, Feb 22 2009, 3:51PM

Hello

I am new to eCabs. I am printing out a dimensioned drawing from the LDE.
I am printing it out to a pdf. The presentation of the fonts looks awful. They are blurred or fat.
I need them to look crisp.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Steve

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Re: LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

Postby Rick Palechuk » Mon, Feb 23 2009, 12:10AM

Why a PDF Steve?

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Re: LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

Postby Steve Williams » Tue, Feb 24 2009, 10:26AM

I dont have a printer big enough to print out Architectural sized paper.
When I print out a plan on a typical letter size the fonts look crappy.
So I thought that maybe if I printed it to a pdf in an architectural size, the fonts would look crisp.
But not the case.

Steve

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Re: LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

Postby DanEpps » Tue, Feb 24 2009, 10:53AM

Are you changing the paper size settings in eCabinets (file -> print setup) before sending to a PDF?

Also, try changing fonts and make sure to use a True Type font of an appropriate size. If you try to enlarge a 12 point font when printing, it won't work very well...use 36, 48 or even 72 point.

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Re: LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

Postby Gary Urlacher » Wed, Feb 25 2009, 8:06AM

I had trouble with my cad software and PDF files. I switched to using a program called Desktop PDF to create the PDF files.

All my text and some graphics cleaned right up. My problem was not the program but the PDF writer I used.
At the time, I think it was Adobe.

Gary

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Re: LDE Printed Fonts Look Awful

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Feb 25 2009, 9:15AM

Good.

I use PrimoPDF and it is nothing short of outstanding. You can find it here if you'd like to try it.


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