[pdftex] ratty fonts when importing pdftex output into Windows Journal

Clifford Bergman cbergman at iastate.edu
Thu Jun 17 21:44:54 CEST 2004

For the last two years, I have been doing presentations in the following 
way: I prepare a file in TeX, run it through pdflatex (under linux)  and 
then import the resulting pdf file into Windows journal on a tablet PC. 
This was quite satisfactory as it allowed me to display nice-looking 
printed text using a projector and annotate the text while I was lecturing.

However, I recently upgraded linux, and along with it, pdftex, which went 
from version 1.00b-pretest-20020211 to version 1.10b. Using this new 
version, the fonts (in windows journal) look very ragged, almost as if I 
was using bitmap fonts instead of type 1 fonts. Please note that visually, 
the _pdf_ files look the same as from the old version. It is only when 
imported into journal that the difference is evident. I did check and the 
font files themselves have not changed.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and what I can do to fix it?

thanks in advance,
Cliff Bergman
Department of Mathematics
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011

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