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 QuarkXpress to a file, which is then
converted to pdf format by means of Distiller software.
To print a
QuarkXpress job to a file
QuarkXpress printing window, first fill the five leafs and then
press Print button.
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
the printer driver is Prinergy Refiner, the screening
definitions can also be taken from the ppd file.
last tab there is a setup summary.
Print button there is Mac operarating system's own printing
window, where you should select Print to File.
output is saved as a normal Level 2 and 3 compatible binary
PostScript file. All fonts should be included in the file. The
name and location of the file is defined under the Save
To convert a
PostScript file to a pdf file with Adobe Distiller 4.
/ File options, choose Compatibility Acrobat 3.0 (pdf format
1.2) and resolution 2400 dpi.
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.