Print to PDF Problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 0Neji, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. 0Neji macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012

    I'm after some help saving a .doc file as a PDF. I've opened up the file in Pages and used the Print to PDF option.

    It saves okay, and it looks great in Preview but if I open in Adobe it looks terrible. The fonts are fuzzy (using Arial) and the images look lower quality too.

    I'm not sure if it's just this machine, Adobe or something to do with Mac OSX.

    Any help would be great, thanks.
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    The problem is most likely due to non-embedded fonts. While in preview, you can save/export the document and choose Generic PDFX-3 in the save dialog under Quartz Filter, and give the file a new name.

    In Pages Export dialog, do you have image quality set to Best?

    Have a look at for more on the topic.

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