Is anyone else member of the PlansNOW monthly email newsletter? In the
newsletter, there is a link to a free PDF download (sometimes a plan,
sometimes a technique how-to, sometimes a tool review, etc). The photos look
great and the text is clear and well written, but the graphics just plain
I have tried many different resolutions at many different color depths on
various monitors and LCDs. They all suck.
Anyone else have this experience?
Yes, I am a member and know exactly what you mean. However there is a
solution. Problem is I can't remember what it is. It's as simple as
changing a setting in Adobe. I e-mailed plansnow about it before and they
sent back a reply with the solution. Just tonight I have asked the question
again. If I get a reply I will post it.
"Keep your stick on the ice."
I contacted Plansnow and here is the solution. I tried it and it works:
1. From your desktop, click on the Windows START button.
2. Select PROGRAMS
3. Scroll down to find Acrobat Reader 5.0. Select this.
4. In the Acrobat Reader menu bar at top, click EDIT.
5. Click PREFERENCES
6. Select DISPLAY in the left column
7. Locate the SMOOTHING options in the right column.
8. Check boxes titled SMOOTH TEXT, SMOOTH LINE ART, SMOOTH IMAGES.
Hope this helps
The document is encoded for the good print quality, not on screen
presentation. The graphics look poor because the fine lines that are
used cannot be displayed adequately on a monitor, unless you zoom way
Print it and you'll love how it looks.
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