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I searched the web and saw that this is a well-known problem and there are some solutions recommended. One of them is that I found on this website. Most of the websites say that created pdf looks too dim because of font problem, by default it is given as such, and if we want to have better pdf's where the written things are more readable; we need to change this default property. So here comes my problem:

They say that I should change dvipsPreferOutline true in updmap.cfg to false. However I cannot seem to change this cfg file. In this file, and the manual of MiKTeX, they say we can change this cfg file by running

initexmf --edit-config-file updmap.cfg   

I have windows7, so I open "run" and write this comment there and it opens a text file named updmap.cfg that is empty. I tried to write there dvipsPreferOutline false and save but nothing changed. So here is my question; how can I edit updmap.cfg to get better looking pdf's?


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closed as unclear what you're asking by lockstep, Stefan Kottwitz Jul 7 '13 at 11:40

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Could you please make a small example of a file that produces a "pale" PDF? – egreg Mar 28 '13 at 22:15
You must start the Command Prompt first and there you have to input initexmf --edit-config-file updmap.cfg. Then you must update your format files. BTW I’m quite sure it is a problem of the default font. There are a lot of other fonts you can select. – Speravir Mar 28 '13 at 23:13