Dotted line looks pixelated in pdf
When I export a Indesign file to pdf that has lines in it with japanese dot style, the dots appear pixelated in the pdf. But only the dots on a straight line, the dots in the rounded corner (see attached screenshots) look good, as do the dots on a circle line.
When I print the file they look good. But as I need to show this document on screen as well it has to look good on screen too.
Could you please fix this?
Thanks for reporting. We will review the bug
Franz Härtl commented
So finally someone else noticed..... The suggested "solution" in the Adobe community forums is not a solution at all (https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/dotted-line-pixelated-in-pdf/td-p/11383575) as it suggests changing a setting in Reader (which obviously won't solve the problem unless Adobe one day makes this specific setting a default, which is unlikely).
My current workaround is to copy/paste dotted lines to Illustrator, outline path (which turns the dots into actual shapes), copy and paste back the whole thing into InDesign. It works, but obviously adds pointless workload and the resulting shape can't be easily adjusted, as a path is (which is why I do it at the very end of the production when the paths are all fixed).
Hope this is still helpful to someone, as the BUG STILL PERSISTS AFTER 5 YEARS!
No fix yet?
This also applies to just rounded lines
Daniel T Freeman commented
Yes I agree the dotted lines look horrendous!