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Adobe Acrobat showing thick "L" and "I" characters

Megan Bennett - Friday, March 20, 2020

This is a common problem when viewing PDF files on screen. Are you seeing thick characters sometimes when you are looking at an Acrobat PDF file on screen? Some letters or characters in the PDF proof appear thicker. Usually, this is the "L" or "I" character. This is a really common complaint I hear from customers when they proof artwork via Acrobat PDF files. This can be helped by making a simple change in your Adobe Acrobat Preferences.

  • From the Edit menu item on main toolbar, choose Preferences
  • From the pop up window, Categories choose Page Display
  • Under sectionRenderinguntick the itemEnhance thin lines

Acrobat Preferences - "Untick Enhance thin lines"

That's better!

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