Mombu 2009-10-17 14:45:48
Can someone please help before I am totally without hair!
I am using Acrobat 6.0.1 running in Win 2K with Office ’98 on a Dell P2 with 260Mb RAM and am experiencing the following problem.
Having greated a graphic in Powerpoint and converted it into a Pdf I now find that on screen and in print, it has six vertical lines arranged in two sets of three across the page. Each line is approx 3cm long and overlaps the one to the right of it by about 50% i.e. R H top corner is highest followed by middle of page (approx) and then the L H one. This pattern is repeated again near the bottom of the page with the lowest (bottom L H line) about 2cm from the bottom of the page
On screen the lines are red in colour and look like “construction” lines but I can’t select them to delete them. The original document does not contain them and also a Word doc into which I copied the graphic appears clear.
Sharon_bloor 2009-10-17 14:46:25
I have a similar problem. Once file has been converted to a pdf it sometimes appears OK on screen, other times there are grey horizontal lines running across the page. Printing or sending pdf files as attachements to e-mail can result in what has sometimes been described as a ‘manhattan skylines’ appearing, or black mis-shapes at regular intervals over the text. The translation of urdu messages often appears ‘garbled’.
Raymond_stante 2009-10-18 19:35:11
I have no solution, but I have the same problem, and it exists with graphics embedded in more than just Word or Excel files.
I have Office 2003, running Windows XP Pro, and have Acrobat 6.0.1. I have noticed this problem with Word, Excel, and with customized software I have from my OEM’s which, work fine when I’m at the office using Acrobat 4.0. But when I’m at home, using the latest and greatest product, I get strange vertical or horizontal lines across the embedded graphics. Sometimes they’re just border lines but mostly they are parallel, across the graphic and at even intervals.
Roberthartman 2009-10-20 01:34:54
I too have a Word 2003 document with several imbedded images. Viewing it with Word 2003 Page View or printing to a real printer is fine, however, when creating a PDF file with Acrobat 6 (with all available updates), I get a very thin border around each imbedded image.
This is a serious problem for me. I have a large document that I must sent to a printer in less than a week. I need a workaround or a fix ASAP. Thanks.
William_a._dav 2009-10-20 01:36:47
One common thread to some of your messages is WORD 2003. Be sure to download the latest updates. As I recall, there have been several reported bugs in early versions of this package (typical of MS).
The horizontal line issue is sometimes a screen resolution issue. Expand the display and see if they go away.
The original problem is more of an issue. I have not seen this problem before, but you might try reducing the print quality (under Advanced on the layout tab of the printer properties). Typically this is default at 1200 and causes several problems (I used to have problems with this one).
Roberthartman 2009-10-21 06:18:43
I have applied Office 2003 patches. Word 2003 appears to be current as MS Office Update tells me that there are no office updates available for me at this time.
Changing print quality (both higher or lower) does not seem to have any efect on these extra lines.
I do not always get the extra lines in the same places (horizontal vs. vertical). After opening one PDF file with Acrobat Reader, depending on Acrobat Reader’s VIEW ZOOM factor, the thin lines bordering the images may be on one or more DIFFERENT sides of the image. Sometimes it’s left and right, sometimes it’s top and right, sometimes it’s top and bottom, sometimes it’s left, right and bottom, sometimes it’s bottom only, and sometimes they are gone altogether. The line placement can be the same or different for each individual image on the same page. The unwanted lines always seem to be present on a printed page.
Since the lines seem to move around AFTER Word 2003 has done its thing with the PDF Writer Printer Driver, could this partially be an Acrobat Reader bug???
Sharon_bloor 2009-10-25 07:09:42
Partially resolved my ‘manhattan skyline’ problem when converting an Inpage (urdu) document to pdf. It was a font issue. Copied all fonts from the Inpage program into C:\windows\fonts and now only have 1 font which is not recognised which is ‘aasaarBold,Bold’ which remains unresolved. I too was getting vertical\horizontal lines along with black patches in different places when you scrolled up and down the document.
Dritan_voshtin 2009-10-25 07:13:09
I am running windows xp with office xp and experiencing the same problem. I have a word documents with images that need to be published. The published is requesting it in pdf format. Every time I convert this word document to pdf I get anything from 0 to four lines around any of the images in my document. From the previous messages it looks to me that the common denominator is Acrobat not word 2003 or powerpoint or XP. Does anyone from Adobe Corp. read these messages? or we just discuss our problems without getting any where?
Mombu 2009-10-25 07:15:30
There have been other discussions about this. When I searched for them, I found the following that might have helpful information:
reason one user thinks it happens and some suggestions –
post #9 might be helpful –
post #34 has another suggestion –