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Making a pdf with Windows but Apple displays differently

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  1. Pbman

    Pbman Thread Starter

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    I'm creating pdf's with Windows. I'm sending them to someone with a Mac but the top or bottom is cut off. I write white text in the body of the pdf and he sees it in black


    Any ideas?

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  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    There is no guarantee that I'll have a solution, but it might help someone here to help you if you told us what software you are using to create and edit the original document and what software you are using to create the PDF version. As far as I know, MS-Windows does not include any kind of built-in PDF creation abilities.
     
  3. Pbman

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    Adobe 9

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    Are you using Adobe Acrobat 9 to edit an existing PDF file? If so, does the original, unedited version look OK on both a Windows PC and on a Mac?

    Is the person with the Mac using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader?
     
  5. Pbman

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    Here's what I do

    Using Google earth I'm saving a picture to a jpg. I open Adobe 9 and change to a pdf and save it back to my desktop. Then I open the pdf and add colored lines (in red) and text ( in white). After that I save to a specified folder. If I open the saved new pdf, it's just how I made it. The red lines stay red and on the Mac they show red. But on the Mac some of the picture is chopped and my white text shows in black

    My friend's Mac is new and has Adobe 11, so I think he's up to date


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  6. cwwozniak

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    A Google search for the type of problems you are having between a Windows PC and Mac finds lots of people with the same problems. One possible solution may be to have Adobe Acrobat embed all of the fonts you are using into the PDF file.
     
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