Either I'm doing something wrong, or it's ridiculous that we're in 2012 and we can't print a PowerPoint file to PDF without all sorts of silly artifacts (see the test file below). I'm looking for a "virtual printer" software for Windows that doesn't suffer from:
- Random horizontal lines through images. The problem is discussed all over the web, yet I don't use any sort of transparency, and still get these lines. Adobe Distiller creates these all the time.
- Jagged images in the PDF. I have a huge (>3MP) PNG in one of the slides, yet it looks like crap if printed with CutePDF Writer 3.68 or PDFCreator 1.2.3, while other images (JPG in the PPTX) look as good as in the original.
CutePDF doesn't really have settings, but in PDFCreator I've even used "ZIP" for image compression, and still get the jagged oblique line and jagged logo from the test file. DPI was set to 600, and in PowerPoint 2007 on Windows 7 I've checked "High quality".
Here's a test PowerPoint file. I'm looking for some "virtual printer driver" application for Windows that produces a PDF out of this file without the artifacts above (and preferably without any other ones).