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Publish PDF. Differences on different computers

Unread postby Svetlana Akulova » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:21 pm

Hello!
It's me and PDF again. :D
I have a new problem with publishing PDF files. I hope that I will be able to explain correctly.
When publishing an hmxz file in PDF format on different computers, we get different documents on the output. For example, I set up the styles and indents in the hmxz file, so that in the resulting PDF document, it was a certain design. I planted the template. I compiled the file, and it turned out the way I needed it.
But when the same file was compiled with the same template on another computer, we saw the differences. We saw differences in fonts as if. But we have the same fonts installed. And Adobe Reader is the same.
I really want to understand what else could be the reason.
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Re: Publish PDF. Differences on different computers

Unread postby Tim Green » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:42 pm

Hi Svetlana,

This is because of the way PDF is generated using a reference printer driver, set in View > Program Options > PDF. You will get particularly different results if you are using the screen device as the reference driver and the computers have very different resolutions. Different drivers will also produce different results, sometimes very different. In addition to this the settings of the printer driver used on the individual computers will also have an effect, particularly the resolution and paper size.
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Re: Publish PDF. Differences on different computers

Unread postby Svetlana Akulova » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:36 am

Tim Green wrote:set in View > Program Options > PDF

Thank you, Tim!
We seem to have found the cause. I had item number 3 from this mode set up on my computer, Adobe PDF printer was selected, and "use screen as reference device" was selected on another computer. Now we have made the common settings and it helped. :D
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Re: Publish PDF. Differences on different computers

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:51 am

Svetlana Akulova wrote:Adobe PDF printer was selected,

Although it seems counter-intuitive, it's best NOT to use PDF output printer drivers as the reference PDF output driver. Normal printer drivers will produce the best results, and ideally they should be standard drivers from the Windows list and not customized drivers from printer manufacturers, which will sometimes produce strange results. On current Windows it's generally best to just select the Microsoft XPS Document Writer driver, which is always present and produces good results.
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Re: Publish PDF. Differences on different computers

Unread postby Svetlana Akulova » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:18 am

Tim Green wrote:On current Windows it's generally best to just select the Microsoft XPS Document Writer driver, which is always present and produces good results.

Oh, Ok. I checked and everything works. Thank you again! :D
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