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Importing graphs to PageMaker

Usually the graphs are created in Freehand or Illustrator. As with greyscale images, the graphs taken from image libraries should be opened and saved in FreeHand in order to avoid unnecessary printing problems. Attention should be paid particularly on colour definitions: they must be, according to the final layout work, either CMYK colours (process colour jobs) or spot colours (spot colour jobs).

Headings, text logos and, in particular, special fonts should be converted to paths. Large text areas (body text) should be left as text, but it is important to make sure that the fonts can be found at Acta Print. In Illustrator, the fonts may also be saved along with the job in the same file.

You can without problems place TIFF and EPS pictures into FreeHand and Illustrator, as long as you don't forget to send also the original files to the printer. You should avoid unnecessary fades and too complicated paths, as they may block up the printers.

A FreeHand or Illustrator EPS imported to PageMaker may be scaled almost without limits, but if it contains bitmap images, you should keep within 60 to 120 percent limits.

A FreeHand job should be saved as Macintosh EPS; also the FreeHand document should be included in the file. Then it will be possible to open the job in FreeHand for eventual editing.