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Topic: Using Save As...and then Create PDF -A few questions?
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 120442
From: Garrett_Cobarr
Date: 10/18/2004 07:32 AM

I have a set of PDF files (14) that were created in Illustrator 10. I
am attempting to save them out as different flavors of Postscript
files with the Save As.. menu item from within Acrobat 6.0.2. This
works fine, or at least, appears to work.

I then want to recreate them as PDFs, using the Create PDF menu
item. This is not working at all. I am getting a warning that states,
"Unable to create the PDF file: file name Using Adobe PDF Settings:
Standard see the log file for details."

I know that the Standard reference is to the settings under the
Acrobat Preferences for Converting to PDF but I have set the
settings to others without success. An odd thing here is that the
button, next to the Settings popup, does not work.

I have also tried many variations of output to PostScript, under
Postscript and EPS but I get the same warning. The documentation
for this from Adobe Acrobat is appalling. Very complex, multiple
boxes to check and I am sure have interactions with each other but
marginal descriptions as to what the effects will be.

These files do not contain any fonts, or any type of bitmap images,
just vector graphics with some transparency. The reason I am
running this process is reduce the file size and increase
compatibility. I was able to output and then make PDFs when I
various, JPEG, JPEG2000, etc. but these files have unwanted side

I am on a Mac G4 running OS 10.2.8 but I think this issue has
nothing to do with platform but the interaction of the settings of
output and input. They RGB and are not for high end print but for
screen use and common printers.

The questions...

1. I would get a lot farther, I assume if they are useful, if I could
locate these 'log files' that are mentioned in the Alert Warning
dialog but I cannot find them. Where does Acrobat place these log
files on a Mac OS X?

2. Why can't I use the Edit Settings button from the Preferences,
Convert to PDF?

3. I have read a couple of articles on this process from Planet PDF,
which have been valuable in showing me the value of pursuing this
attempt but they always make the assumption that everyone is
using Windows, wrong. Is there another source of information that
would be assistive? Please don't direct me to the PDF reference,
that is a specification document and does not address the Acrobat

Thanks to anyone for guidance, this is a frontier of Acrobat I would
like to have more control over
Garrett Cobarr
Lingua Media Group


PO Box 95737
Seattle, WA 98145-2737

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