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I created my LaTeX pdf with Texniccenter. I want to give the pdf to some people, but only some specific sites. So I printed the sites I wanted to a pdf printer. However, the size of the letters seems to have changed, it's slightly bigger. My original latex pdf has an (Embedded Subset) Type 3 font and around 12 fonts in the form "IIXOHC+CMMI12 (Embedded Subset)" type 1 fonts. The font seems to be the same, but the bigger letters look horrible.

Look at the two images:

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and

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The first image is a screenshot from text of the original pdf, the second from the printed pdf with the same zoom. I tried lots of programs, looked into their options, but couldn't find the reason why this happens. I also didn't select auto scale or auto rotate for that matter.

So, what did I do wrong? Or is there another way to do this?

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  • The presence of Type3 fonts makes me think you have \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} but no matching Type1 font for the EC fonts (the T1 encoded version of Computer Modern). Try installing the CM-Super package (how to do it depends on your TeX distribution) or adding \usepackage{lmodern}. – egreg Jul 13 '13 at 13:40
  • Please, more details about the original file (MWE) and the printing process to reproduce the problem. – Heiko Oberdiek Jul 13 '13 at 14:25
  • The suggestion from egreg helped, using lmodern fixed the problem. – Chad Moklav Jul 13 '13 at 15:55
  • @egreg Sounds like your comment is the answer – Joseph Wright Aug 25 '13 at 7:52
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The presence of Type3 fonts makes me think you have

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

but no matching Type1 font for the EC fonts (that is, the T1 encoded version of Computer Modern). Try installing the CM-Super package (how to do it depends on your TeX distribution) or adding

\usepackage{lmodern}

that will load the Latin Modern fonts (a clone of Computer Modern).

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