Resolution of PDF in player object

Scott Rossi scott at
Wed May 27 07:16:13 CEST 2015

This probably doesn¹t help you, but in years gone by, my experience when
using a player to view a PDF resulted in the content being displayed as a
bitmap image, regardless of the type of content.  So enlarging beyond 100%
would often appear pixelated.  I never encountered a player-viewed PDF
displayed as anything BUT a bitmap.  But this was all QuickTime stuff, so
things may have changed more recently.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 5/26/15, 4:09 PM, "David Epstein" <dfepstein at> wrote:

>In the past, when I displayed a PDF in a player object on my PowerPC Mac
>Mini, I could scale it to, say, 1.5x the formattedWidth and
>formattedHeight, and see it beautifully displayed at full resolution.  On
>my newer MacBook Air and iMac this is not true; the PDF looks terrible
>when scaled to anything other than 100%.  And if I print it, even at
>100%, I get screen quality, i.e., very bad, resolution.  Has something
>changed?  Can LiveCode not display or print PDFs at full resolution on an
>Intel Mac?
>David Epstein
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