The compile to PDF option in the windows version seems to produce horrible output.
I happen to need .mobi and pdf for a project.
The pdf output looks horrible. Really blocky and pixelated. Like a bad image.
I have discovered a workaround, which is to compile to .ps then use Acrobat Distiller to change it into the pdf version. Then the text looks fine.
But I do think this needs to be looked at. As it stands you couldn’t use the pdf compile output direcly from Scrivener.
“The pdf output looks horrible. Really blocky and pixelated. Like a bad image.”
I can’t think what is the problem with your setup, as I see no sign of blocky text even when a sample I compiled, is blown up 6400%!
Are you using unusual pdf compile settings?
As goforich asked, what compile settings are you using, and what are you compiling (text only, images…)? Could you provide a sample project demonstrating the issue so we can take a look? It needn’t be your actual project, so long as it shows this issue you’re describing. You can attach it here or send it with a link to this thread to windows.support AT literatureandlatte DOT com. What PDF reader are you using to view the compiled file?