Thanks for your reply.
A couple of things I should have noted…
- I have tried viewing the document in Acrobat Reader and in PDF Expert (which usually gives the best output) and both clearly had lines at all resolutions.
- I had considered creating a draw document, but that would be a nightmare to maintain. My actual document is 28 columns and 89 rows, and the page size is 48" by 96". It is intended to be view-only and viewed either in a browser or in a PDF reader app. The real problem is that when viewing the document at low zoom, the lines become more prominent. When embedding a scaled version of the document into a 1/4 page graphic in writer, (yes, it is not readable!) the lines seem to dominate the graphic.
I was thinking maybe this was a Mac problem, but that you found issues in Windows answers that question.
Update: Just saw your Acrobat comment. If the document was for me, I could manage that (although I did get artifacts when I tried Reader on a Mac). But, this is a document for a course, and I have no control over how it will be viewed. Therein lies the rub. THX again!
Re: File > Digital signatures > Sign existing pdf
Thanks! I didn’t know it could do that. I’ve seen several apps which let me turn editing, printing, and saving off, so having a way to sign a doc created by printing may be the solution.
However, this mess leaves me to wonder whether if I am able to create a “clean” document where I don’t see lines in anything I view, whether it will then be line-free for everyone.
Re chart suggestion: My problem is the majority of my data is text, and often I will have to grow the row height to accommodate. Unless I am missing something, I think it would be more trouble than I am having now as far as maintainability.
Thanks again for your help!