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Thread: Printing to PDF: Text in detail families and in text blocks is tiny, annotation fine

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    Printing to PDF: Text in detail families and in text blocks is tiny, annotation fine

    Frequently one user has an odd issue with Revit 2019 that is not reproducible on other computers with the same file. All text, other than in annotation families, appears super tiny both in the print preview and when printed to PDF.

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    does it appear like this in his revit views before printing?
    If yes - Might be a weird font that used. Copy all the font files over from another computer
    If no - It will be a printer setup problem

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    Any chance this user is remotely accessing their Revit machine over remote desktop?

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    Not only remote desktop, but specifically remote desktop AND two monitors.
    We've seen weird font issues with people using remote access and stretching the Revit window over two screens.
    Using Revit on only one screen fixes that issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.stairmand View Post
    does it appear like this in his revit views before printing?
    If yes - Might be a weird font that used. Copy all the font files over from another computer
    If no - It will be a printer setup problem
    No, Revit views look fine. Only looks wrong when doing a print preview to Acrobat and the final PDF. No strange font, just Arial. And as you can see, the roof slope & dimension string annotation appear fine- it's the section heads, text, and room labels that are shrunk.

    Uninstalled the Acrobat PDF printer and reinstalled per Adobe instructions; problem persists.

    Restarting the computer solves the problem for a while, but it creeps back after a few hours or days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Any chance this user is remotely accessing their Revit machine over remote desktop?

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    No, he's sitting right beside me.

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