High-End PDF Printing
By Ted Padova, Author of the Acrobat 5.0 PDF Bible

SEE ALSO: Ted Padova's "Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms" book from Wiley Publishing was released in June 2002. The CD-ROM that ships with his new book includes both the full version of "Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms" in PDF and two free eBooks -- "101 Acrobat 5.0 eTips and Techniques" and "101 Acrobat 5.0 Forms eTips and Techniques," also written by the author.

  1. Introduction
  2. Why PDF?
  3. Creating PDFs from Application Software
    The Office Applications (Windows only), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Illustrator 9.0, Photoshop 6.0, CorelDraw and MacroMedia FreeHand
  4. Distiller JobOptions
    General JobOptions, Compression JobOptions, Fonts JobOptions, Color JobOptions and Advanced JobOptions
  5. Color
    Process Color, Spot Color, DeviceN Color, RGB to CMYK Conversions and Soft Proofing Color
  6. Printing Issues
    Font Embedding, Reducing File Sizes, Cropping Image Data, Printing PDFs to PostScript, Rasterizing PDFs, Saving PDFs as TIFF, Exporting PDFs as EPS, Lantana Research Crackerjack and Adobe Acrobat InProduction


This eBook is a collection of issues related to printing PDFs to high-end devices such as imagesetters, large format inkjets and other commercial printing devices. Many of the ideas set forth in this document will also be helpful to those who print PDFs to desktop printers. Adobe Acrobat has evolved to become a standard in the printing industry and is often the preferred format by service technicians and providers. With the introduction of Adobe Acrobat 5.0, printing PDFs to any device has become easier and more efficient.

As a diagnostic and solutions tool, almost any imaging center owner will tell you that Adobe Acrobat is an indispensible product. For the end user, creating PDF files for service centers will often save you time and money.

If you're struggling with printing problems and you haven't found help, look to www.planetpdf.com. Chances are, you'll find an answer to a question or an individual who can help you. If all else fails, send me an email at: ted@west.net.

Best Wishes,

If you are interested in learning more about Adobe Acrobat, look for my "The Acrobat 5 PDF Bible" at all major book resellers.

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