I used Scrivener to compile my PDF in three parts, Front, Body, and Back. Then I used PDF Joiner to bring the parts together. I sent that file to Ingram Spark, they mentioned something about color issues, but that I could upload and they’d fix it. The proof I got from them was beautiful.
I did the same for CreateSpace, and got this half-grey font all throughout the proof. I wrote them and they said it was my computer settings, which should be 100% black. (And where do you set that?) The problem is, I sent the same file to both Ingram and CreateSpace. So I’m thinking that Ingram corrected the file and CreateSpace did not.
Going back, I saved the PDF as a X/1-a or whatever the setting is for High Resolution/Printing, and ordered another proof. It came back the same half-grey color. It looks washed out compared to the Ingram Spark copy.
Last year I did a PDF from Word and didn’t have this issue, so I’m wondering what to do in Scrivener to make sure the font is crisp for CreateSpace. I did the pre-flight check and conversion to X/1-a in a Pro version of Adobe. But what settings do I need to work with in Scrivener to help get the font crisp and black?
Thank you in advance.