# Tikz picture dissapears when zooming pdf above certain percentage

I want some shaded lines, so, as I didn't find any specific command for this, I'm trying to do it with a very thin rectangle. I compile with pdflatex and zooming the pdf makes the lines, and, sometimes, also other tikz pictures in the same page, to disappear above certain high zoom percentage, depending on the code; I provide two options in the following MWE, where I include all the libraries used in the main code. I tested that there is no problem with rectangles with more height, but I need very thin lines.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}

\usepackage[spanish]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[hypcap]{caption}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,x11names]{xcolor}
\usepackage{txfonts}
\usepackage{pifont}
\usepackage[titles,subfigure]{tocloft}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage[letterspace=8]{microtype}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{pgfkeys}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\usepackage{fp}
\usetikzlibrary{fixedpointarithmetic}
\usepackage{ifthen}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[shift=(current page.center), remember picture, overlay, x=1mm, y=1mm,fixed point arithmetic] % All the options I need in the main code for having more than one picture and also some text below them.

\pgfmathparse{210}\let\L\pgfmathresult
\pgfmathparse{297}\let\V\pgfmathresult

% If I use the following code, both lines disappear at zoom = 250%

If I comment the two previous lines and use the following two, when zooming the pdf, first disappears the right line at zoom = 360%, and then the left one, at zoom = 380%
% Sometimes dissapear also all the content of the page, text and other pictures.

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


I wanted to put a "shade" tag, also with the "tikz-pgf", but I don't have reputation for it.

• If you zoom in further do they reappear? This sounds like a rendering issue to me i.e. it is a matter of your PDF viewer rather than something to do with what TeX is doing. – cfr Aug 24 '15 at 12:17
• Yes, it's the PDF viewer. In Windows I can zoom the pdf without problems. I'm using the viewer that comes with Ubuntu and I have read that there is no more support from Adobe for Linux, so I will have to find another viewer. Question solved. – Mayo Aug 24 '15 at 15:06
• I can't make the question solved with the green tick. – Mayo Aug 24 '15 at 15:07
• Does this help ;)? – cfr Aug 24 '15 at 16:01

As a bonus, these viewers are all much faster and more responsive than Adobe's acroread and several offer significantly better options for annotation (in PDFs which have not been 'blessed' by an expensive copy of Acrobat).