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Font/Vector Print quality problems when printing from MS Visio

Mon May 15, 2017 9:41 am

Hi forum and Tracker Support team,

I am seeing print quality problems recently when printing from Microsoft Visio. Arcs are not smooth but edgy, fonts are printed as bitmaps, Circles are deformed.

Please see below comparison:

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This is on PDF-XChange Standard v6 Build 322. I get the same results with PDF-XChange Lite v6 Build 322 -- both with standard print settings.

Is there something I can do do improve the PDF output?

Thank you
David
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Re: Font/Vector Print quality problems when printing from MS Visio

Mon May 15, 2017 11:55 pm

Hi David,

Would you be able to post this file so that we can investigate it further?

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Re: Font/Vector Print quality problems when printing from MS Visio

Tue May 16, 2017 8:48 am

Hi Patrick, and thank you for your answer,

in the meantime I found that by playing around with the resolution settings (increase), graphics settings (do not compress) and font settings (embed) in the PDF-XChange Standard print driver, I could achieve at least similar results as with the Adobe print driver.

However, now the resulting file from the PDF-XChange Standard print driver is 40 times (!) as large as the file from the Adobe print driver.

One possible reason for this can be taken from the below screenshots, showing a clipping of the respective PDF from Adobe (top) and PDF-XChange (bottom), respectively, as opened in a drawing program. It can be seen that Adobe mostly draws curves as Bezier lines, while the PDF-XChange print driver breaks those curves up in lots of segments.

PDF result from Adobe printer:
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PDF result from PDF-XChange printer:
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I hope that this and the attached files helps to track this problem down!

David
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Re: Font/Vector Print quality problems when printing from MS Visio

Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:27 pm

This question is already open for a while, without follow-up from Tracker Support?

If I remember correctly, the dpi-setting had to be set to a value higher than 300, to make that fonts are not converted to bit-map.
https://www.tracker-software.com/forum3 ... 39&t=16664

I do not have Visio on my computer, and so I have no means to perform some tests, but I suppose there is no need to disable graphics compression, nor to embed the fonts.
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Re: Font/Vector Print quality problems when printing from MS Visio

Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:24 am

Hi Willy,

Thank you for that suggestion and follow up! You do keep us in check ;)

I do not have Visio either, so cannot confirm.

David, Sorry for the lack of follow up - does this help at all?

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