My gut feel is that these EPS files with Arial created by CorelDRAW are not quite kosher in terms of what is embedded as a font. Check your EPS save options and make sure that CorelDRAW is not converting the TrueType Arial font to an unhinted Type 1 font.
- Dov > -----Original Message----- > From: David Boss > Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 9:54 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Weird PDF problem > > I am having a strange problem with PDF files with EPS > graphics that contain the Arial font. When you look at the > graphics in the PDF at normal size, in all instances the > letter "l" appears much wider than the rest of the letters so > the text looks very odd. If you start zooming in, by 400% > they only look slightly heavier and by 800% they look normal. > There's no problem with printed pages, so I assume it's only > a display problem. And If I change the font the problem > disappears (unfortunately I have a book with about 40 > complicated graphics so changing fonts is not a viable option). > > I verified the problem in Acrobat 7 Professional and Acrobat > Reader 7 on my computer and using Reader 7 on another system. > On a third system with Reader > 5 the text appeared OK although not as clear, but when I > installed Reader 7 it too showed the same problem. And it > doesn't matter how the PDF files are generated -- FrameMaker, > PageMaker, save as PDF, print to Adobe PDF, etc. > and whether text is saved as text or curves in the EPS file > when exporting from Corel Draw. > > All systems are running Windows XP SP2 and have different > graphics cards. > > Any ideas? > > Thanks, > David Boss