Creating pdf files
(Portable Document Format) is a method, developed by Adobe,
to output a job into a file, which contains all information
related to the job in question. Pdf file contains fonts, images,
and colour separation data as a single package, which is totally
independent of device, software and platform. And in addition to
all this, the package is very small, and it's contents can be
viewed on the monitor screen and even edited! Pdf file is true
PostScript data; therefore it's validity is easy to check by
printing it from Acrobat Reader software to any PostScript
printer. If the printout is OK, so is the file.
order to create a pdf file it is necessary to purchase Adobe
Acrobat 4 software. Creating a pdf file consists of two steps:
The job is first output from PageMaker to a file, which is then
converted to pdf format by means of Distiller software.
To print a
PageMaker job to a file
Refiner ppd file can be downloaded from Acta Print's web site.
The printer can be any high-resolution colour printer, but not
Adobe Pdf Writer. The driver should be Apple LaserWriter 8.5.1 or
Paper Size is Custom, also the crop marks are printed on
colour specifications should be performed according to the model.
name and location of the PostScript file to be saved is defined
under the Save as... button.
resolution, choose the Printer's default value behind
To convert a
PostScript file to a pdf file with Adobe Distiller 4.
General / File options, choose Compatibility Acrobat 3.0 (pdf
format 1.2) and resolution 2400 pdi.
colour and greyscale images the resolution should be at least 300
dpi, in line-art images at least 1200 dpi. The images should be
compressed as little as possible.
fonts should be included in the pdf file; however, from each font
save only the letters used in the publication.
information is saved in the pdf file unchanged.
completing the settings, the set-up should be saved for instance
under name Acta Print for later use.