I know this is a little off topic, but you guys usually know this kind of stuff. I know how to produce PDF's from Finale..but the on-screen quality of every PDF I have generated using CutePDF or pdf995 is absolutely terrible. Those same PDF files print out with the same hi resolution quality as if I printed directly from Finale, but on screen they are pretty much useless for anything other than verifying that that conversion worked.
I tried to make PDF's with Overture, and they looked totally fine, even zoomed in or out at any view zoom. Admittedly, not quite as good as the "printed" finale scores...but I'd say the pdf screen version is good enough to be a perfectly acceptable online version. I've also seen Score Mus files converted to PDF that look just fine.
I tried to create PDF's with Lilypond and also got crappy results similar to Finale.
What is the deal? Is this because Finale and lilypond generate postscript in their core (rather than letting a postscript printer driver do it), while Overture uses something more standard that the PDF writers can take and produce clean PDF's with? Are there any tricks for getting higher quality PDF's from Finale?