InDesign text issue

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by supabooma, May 6, 2011.

  1. supabooma macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2006
    Hi guys,

    I'm designing an iPad magazine and having an issue with inconsistent text letter heights. You'll notice the "H" renders higher than the other letters.

    This only happens after exporting to jpeg. (72ppi, max quality, progressive) Zooming in the actual indesign file shows the letters are the same height.

    I think this is limited to onscreen viewing only. When printing, everything looks normal. Outlining text seems to fix the issue, but I'm hoping it's not the only solution.

    Any ideas?


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  2. ssmed macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2009
    What version Indesign and which font? Is this part of an epub project?
  3. supabooma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2006
    ID CS5, Helvetica Neue Bold.
    It's running through Adobe AIR frame work.

    But that's a separate issue. The issue is why exporting as jpeg renders the text inconsistently.

  4. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    Are you viewing that jpg in PS? I tried this with the same font in ID and PS CS3 and didn't have the reported effect on screen. My monitor is a 23in Samsung HD panel. What monitor are you using?


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  5. supabooma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2006

    Strange.. yes, viewing through photoshop.

    Attached is a screenshot showing two windows.
    Left is viewing in ID, and right is viewing in PS after exporting to jpeg (nvm the pixelation, just blowing up to show what's going on).

    Using an iMac 27", and I also see this discrepancy on my iPad.

    I setup the ID size to 1024 x 768, for iPad resolution.

    Just can't figure out why it's doing that.


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  6. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    1) Does it have to be exported as a jpeg? I find .PNG files are much better with type.
    2) Or maybe if the text is just a simple headline, or what not, creating outlines out of the type may help reduce this inconsistency?
  7. supabooma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2006

    Unfortunately, there's no way to export a png from ID. Jpeg is the only option.

    I was able to test out another similar font, Helvetica, however, and it seems to work OK.
    It appears that the Helvetica Neue variant causes issues when exporting.

    It looks like outlining the text may be the only solution at this point, as you suggested.

    Thanks for the help guys.
  8. BBrandDesign macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Yes its quiet strange to know this. But I find it quiet interesting and impressive about graphics and designs. Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

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