Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumThis is from our 160,000 page PDF discussion forum archive one & two spanning 1999-2011. Use the filters on our Advanced Search page to search archive only. Head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions.

Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Mac Issues

Topic: HELP! Mac to PC Issues
Conf: (P-PDF) Mac Issues, Msg: 134123
From: skole
Date: 6/8/2005 04:11 PM

I'm having some really strange issues with PDF files created on a Mac and opened and printed on a PC.

I have a QuarkXPress 6.5 file that has an Adobe Illustrator CS-created EPS file of a diagram placed in it. A PDF file was made from the Quark file using save as EPS and then using Acrobat Distiller (Professional) to create a PDF file.

The issue is that on a Mac, the diagram looks and prints fine, but on a PC, the text is missing all of the "L's". Additionally, there are lines drawn in the diagram that are dashed with arrowheads applied and those lines are missing when viewed on the PC.

To remedy this, I created outlines of all fonts and even outlined the stroked rules to create actual artwrok of the lines. Still, the placed EPS files are printing the same.

Are there any known anomalies with Illustrator files placed in Quark and then converted to PDF? Any help would be greatly appreciated! My client is wanting a solution ASAP!


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist 12

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Why eBooks and mobile devices don't (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

February 02, 2016
Platinum Sponsor

Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist 12

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.


Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.