More Ways to Improve Your PDFs with FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers/Assistants

Optimally display screen captures


For a screen capture to look best on-screen at a zoom level of 100%, it has to be incorporated into the page (at the authoring stage) with a resolution of 96 dpi (Acrobat 6 and higher). The screen capture will then be displayed as intended at a zoom of 100%, and with the least distortion at zoom multiples of 50%. Magnification settings such as Fit Page or Fit Width yield unpredictable zoom levels, and therefore unpredictable display quality of screen captures (due to dynamic on-screen downsampling/upsampling). This is particularly evident in the text in screen captures (missing pixels or blurry areas).

Possible approaches for screen-optimized PDFs include: