We always want your slides to look their best on Notist, and we'll be improving our PDF importer to make sure that's always the case. If you upload a slide deck and find it looks a bit low-res, or is rotated strangely, here's a quick fix you can try.
Delete the old deck
You don't want those crummy, fuzzy, low-res images so in the Slidedeck editor, scroll to the bottom and use the red Delete This Deck button to get rid.
Re-save your PDF
PDFs are scalable vector files, so they should look good at any size. They usually come coded with a default size, which is set to match a projector. Most projectors actually use very low resolutions, especially compared to the nice big images we want on Notist.
If we use images at that size, they'll look rubbish. We can get around it by re-saving the PDF to target a larger output size.
(We're working adding better intelligence to the process to get around this.)
Using Preview on a Mac
Open your PDF in Preview, and then go to File > Print. We'll not be printing the PDF, but instead save it out as a new PDF.
Under Paper Size, select Manage Custom Sizes. We're going to create a custom paper size, so click the plus button at the bottom of the list.
Depending on whether your slides are widescreen or not, set your new paper to the following sizes.
Give your new paper size a name (something like "Slides widescreen" or "Slides 4:3" might be helpful next time) and OK the changes.
If the preview looks good, in the PDF dropdown in the bottom left, select the Save As PDF option and save your new file.
Using Acrobat on Windows
TODO: We need to figure this out. Hopefully it's not too different from the Mac steps.
Upload your new PDF
Now that you have a nice resized PDF, upload it to Notist. Hopefully the results will be much better.