Problem with display of tables in PDF

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Problem with display of tables in PDF

Unread post by liza_elagina » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:37 am

Hello! I have come across some issues with how tables look in published PDFs. Some border lines look thicker than others and some are displayed as double lines. I attach an example of displaying from Adobe Reader. When I view the same PDF in Foxit Reader, it does not have the double lines, but still the external outline of the table looks thinner than the lines inside the table.
Is there a way around it? I want all lines to look the same.
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Re: Problem with display of tables in PDF

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:33 pm

Hi Liza,

This is a scaling effect in PDF readers that is caused by rounding errors, because they use whole numbers without decimal points for line widths. It is particularly apparent in older versions of Help+Manual (you are posting in the Version 6 forum, so I assume that is what you are using). It depends on the Zoom setting in the PDF reader. If you set the display to exactly 100% you will probably not see it. Apart from that I am afraid there is nothing that can be done about this.

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