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Topic: Problems with Acrobat PDF Printer
Conf: (P-PDF) Mac Issues, Msg: 93155
From: jasongemenis
Date: 7/29/2003 08:45 PM

There appears to be a strange problem with the “Adobe PDF Printer” installed by Acrobat 6.

First of all, it’s slow, 5 times slower than distilling an identical postscript file.

Secondly, I can’t make a PDF/X compliant PDF by using the “PDF Options” in the print driver.

Acrobat 6 fails to verify the PDF/X each time, no matter what version (1a or 3). But, print the same document as a postscript file from InDesign v2.0.2, run it through Acrobat Distiller 6 using a PDF/X job option and Acrobat verifies it without any problem.

In addition, when you create a PDF/X in Distiller from a postscript file it generates a PDF/X compliance report/log, the print driver does not.

I’ve tested this on two Macs with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and even Word. I’m running the latest versions of each applications and OS.

One thing I have noticed, the creator information on the print driver created PDFs is “InDesign: pictwpstops filter 1.0" but running a postscript file through Distiller it’s just “InDesign 2.0.2”.

Has anyone else had the same experience?


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