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Hi I am not even sure how to ask this question and I have googled what i think is wrong with no success.

When i create a map with different shadings on it, it looks perfect until it is wrote to pdf.

I want the hatching/shading to display as it does on screen.

What i see on screen

what is printed

enter image description here

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I know it is something to do with zoom and display but how do i change the settings. – Ger Jan 24 '13 at 10:36
Did you get the same Result's when exporting to a png ? – Curlew Jan 24 '13 at 10:38
It's hard to tell from your pictures, are the hatchings the same but differently sized? in which case it is to do with DPI? – iant Jan 24 '13 at 10:40
Yeah sorry about the images, i am trying to maintain the clients confidentiality. The second image is as a result of file>print>print to pdf. Gave up on exporting to pdf as it was having funny consequences. Same result when i export as any image type. – Ger Jan 24 '13 at 10:59
Try 72 or 96 DPI – iant Jan 24 '13 at 13:47
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Ok Thanks for all the help. The best was to reduce it to screen quality. However i did not want to sacrifice the background mapping.

Perhaps my question was not clear enough but the answer i stumbled upon was inherently simple.

Previously (as shown above) i was using Simple Fill, if i change to line fill it give the results as follow:

enter image description here

So thanks again and i would not have come across it without your perseverance.

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I know i used different colours here...sorry. – Ger Jan 25 '13 at 14:13

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