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Don Samuelson

diagonal lines in PDF file have thicker line weight - solution?

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I've seen the solution to this problem in the past but I can't seem to find the post. It had something to do with a setting in Mac OS. Can anyone direct me to the answer?

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Hi Don, Wow! That problem hasn't been around for a few versions. I think it was solved with Quartz Imaging in version 12.x.x. In any case the solution is simple: in the VW's Pulldown of the PRINT dialog, turn on "Rasterize Output" as shown in the (hopefully) attached screenshot. I won't guarantee it, but it used to work for me...Peter

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Hi Peter. I had a feeling you would be the one to reply to my query. I'm still running 11.5 so that's part of the problem. Thanks I'll give this a try! Don

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"Posted by type11 (Member # 3088) on :

After some searching around on the GIMP site I found the following information that fixes the problem.

"If you want to return to using the postscript loop you can use the terminal to set a default that will tell the 10.3.x print system to behave similarly to how things used to be in 10.2.x. Be aware that altering this setting may well affect all printer drivers on your system, and it may cause adobe acrobat to fail to print in certain circumstances. So, to make your legacy apps produce postscript, similarly to how they behaved in Jaguar, enter this command at a terminal prompt:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.print.apple.pictwpstopdf YES

To return to the default "correct" behavior in Panther enter this command:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.print.apple.pictwpstopdf NO"

This has worked for me."

And has for me, too.

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Don't thank me, Don - I just pasted what member "type11" of this forum had found from the GIMP-site.

(It is becoming harder and harder to show gratitude, as everything is just borrowed from an uncredited source.)

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Don (and others), careful now. If I am reading the quoted post correctly it states that you can get OS 10.3 to behave like 10.2 did. In your signature you say you're using OS 10.4...

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