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  1. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    Thanks for confirming this. Good to know I'm not crazy.
  2. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    Thanks for taking the time to test all this. I'll need to do some more testing myself and carefully think through all that you've done here.
  3. Nathan Shirley

    Still having issues with imported PDFs

    Yes I've got the latest Sibelius installed which I used to create that file. I'm seeing issues with that Scarborough PDF score (I downloaded the fromapub_pdf_opened version). When I open it in Publisher the grace notes have at least two other symbols piled on top of them, and several beamed eighth notes are ripped apart where the notehead should meet the stem. There are also some clef collisions later on (in parts) that may or may not be PDF issues. When I view this file outside Publisher, the grace note problem isn't there, but the random eighth notes are still messed up.
  4. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    I have noticed that even with professional laser printers, regardless of software used, high-res image files are printed less optically perfect compared to vectors/text. So I'm wondering if that's key to what is wrong here, Publisher is converting imported vectors into rasterized images at an earlier than usual point before being printed. I'm no expert in the process so just a guess.
  5. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    So I get that files are rasterized in order to print. And I get that the lack of passthrough in Publisher is an issue, but does this also explain why imported SVG files have the exact same printing issues as PDFs? I started using SVGs instead of PDFs to avoid the issue of Publisher misplacing objects as you noted, so far SVGs work perfectly in that regard, but not in printing. I don't think this is a printer issue either because these PDFs and SVGs print perfectly in other programs. Also, I have tried opening files in Publisher rather than importing them, no difference. And regarding the PDF object placement issues, yes, I started another thread about those issues a while back. I do hope that can be fixed as well.
  6. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    I see, good to know. Still the basic bug here needs to be addressed. It would be nice if an admin could verify this specific issue.
  7. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    Okay so this definitely seems like Publisher has a bug in how it prints/exports PDFs. I created a vector image in Designer, exported as an SVG and brought it into Publisher along with a PDF of just a plain text document created in a word processor, nothing fancy. They both print rasterized from Publisher, and when exported to PDF and then printed, still rasterized. This is with default settings in Publisher. In the print dialog within Publisher I then bumped the "rasterize resolution" up from 300 dpi (default) to 1200 (and also 4800 later). The resulting print is definitely better, but still rasterized. At this point you'll likely miss the rasterization at casual glance, but on closer inspection it's definitely there, and still not acceptable. If you export a PDF from Publisher you are limited to 400 dpi, and the resulting print is very rasterized (no difference if "rasterize nothing" is turned on or not). If you've imported any PDF or SVG and printed it without noticing this, I'm guessing you need to look closer. If Designer can print vectors perfectly, I'm assuming (hoping) Publisher can be fixed to do so too. Otherwise Publisher is simply not useable if the project is intended for print (and includes imported PDFs/vectors).
  8. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    So these files should show the issue. As they are they both print perfectly, outside of Publisher (even if I bring the SVG into Designer it prints perfectly). Once brought into Publisher, they look perfect on the screen, but they both print rasterized. If they are exported from Publisher as a PDF--again--they look perfect on screen, but print rasterized. 000.2 Basic Rhythms v2.svg Basic Rhythms v2 - Full Score.pdf
  9. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    Oh right, and then Gabriel actually did follow up with this correction: So yes, pixel alignment has nothing to do with this problem. I do hope they find a fix soon, otherwise no one importing vectors/PDFs will be able to print anything at all.
  10. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    I just remembered, during the beta a moderator told me that this bug was due to PDFs needing to be aligned "pixel perfect," so that the X/Y position matched whole pixels, rather than decimals (32 rather than 32.02 for example). However aligning to whole pixels doesn't fix this either. Has anyone successfully printed a project with an imported PDF or SVG without rasterization problems?? I can't be the only one to notice this, right?
  11. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    I just tried it. If I export a PDF from Publisher and then bring the resulting PDF back into publisher it is not rasterized, displays as vectors. However a curious thing happened which might be unrelated... I started another post about a bug when importing certain PDFs into Publisher, misplaced objects, etc. I got around this bug by importing SVGs instead. However, when I generated the above mentioned PDF from Publisher (using a page that had an imported SVG), the PDF had the same misplaced objects that I had avoided by using an SVG! Very strange. Anyway I do hope there's a workaround for this printing rasterization. If not, it seems that any project that needs to be printed that has an imported PDF or vector file will be compromised. I do hope there's a fix in the works.
  12. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    I've attached two magnified images taken as examples of material I've printed. The 1st image of the music notation shows heavy rasterization. This was imported as an SVG file prior to printing. The 2nd image of boxed text shows normal printing without rasterization. This was created from scratch within Publisher prior to printing. Both look perfect on the computer, including after being exported as a PDF, but printing shows the issue. If the imported image is printed before being taken into Publisher, it prints perfectly. So Publisher is definitely messing something up. (A correction: In the OP I stated that it looked a little better if I exported a PDF from Publisher and printed from that, rather than printing directly from Publisher. I don't think that's true after closer inspection, they seem about the same when taken as a whole.)
  13. Nathan Shirley

    Imported PDFs still printing rasterized

    When Publisher was in beta I tried all sorts of things with no difference. Since the latest release update I've tried default settings, and also setting rasterization to never. No difference.
  14. Nathan Shirley

    Still having issues with imported PDFs

    I really appreciate you checking those, very good to know. I do hope Publisher can crack these issues, the software has so much potential.
  15. Nathan Shirley

    Still having issues with imported PDFs

    I've never had issues with any in ID, but I wondered if that's because ID doesn't have the ability to edit PDFs. I haven't specifically tried this one in ID however. I wonder if Illustrator would have issues with it? It's been a long time since I've used QXP, can it edit PDFs? Or maybe that wouldn't be a factor at all? If you don't mind checking it might be interesting, I've only got CS6 on an older system that doesn't run well these days. Many thanks.
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