If I run this in V8

Export["test.pdf", Grid[
  Table[x, {10}, {7}],
  Alignment -> {{Left, {Right}}, Center},
  Background -> {None, White},
  BaseStyle -> Directive[FontFamily -> "Times", 12],
  Dividers -> {{1 -> White, -1 -> White}, {3 -> True, 
     6 -> True, -1 -> True}},
  Frame -> False,
  FrameStyle -> Directive[AbsoluteThickness[0.5], Black],
  ItemSize -> {{35, {9}}, 1.5},
  ItemStyle -> {Automatic, {Bold}},
  Spacings -> {{1, 1, {0.5}, 2}, {0.5}}]]

I get divider lines of the correct thickness. If I run it in V9 the divider line thickness is screwed up. With not only the lines being different to the specification but the line thicknesses vary from each other despite all being specified to have the same thickness.

Coincidentally I have noticed this the same day as this question was posted. It appears something became broken in V9. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for fixes?

I am using Mac 10.9.2 and V9.0.1 and V8.0.4

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    $\begingroup$ Confirm the same problem in V9.0.1 on Windows. Different default thicknesses (including Thickness rather than AbsoluteThickness, or the keyword Thin) have similar problems. This strikes me as being a bug. $\endgroup$
    – Verbeia
    May 14, 2014 at 7:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Verbeia I have tagged it as a bug. It wasn't there in V8 so has to be bug introduced in v9. I have also contacted tech support and will update when i hear back from them. $\endgroup$ May 14, 2014 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ Will exporting to EPS then converting it to PDF (by some third party tools like ps2pdf) solve your problem? On my Windows 8 and mma 9 it works. $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    May 14, 2014 at 18:23
  • $\begingroup$ Can confirm that exporting to EPS works on Mac with Mma 9 $\endgroup$ May 15, 2014 at 0:26
  • $\begingroup$ Appears to be fixed in version 10. $\endgroup$ Jul 16, 2014 at 2:31


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