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Importing graphs to QuarkXpress

Usually the graphs are created in CorelDraw, 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 and TrueType fonts should be converted to paths. Large text areas (body text) can be left as text, as long as you remember to use Adobe Type 1 fonts (no TrueType fonts!) and 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. Adobe TypeMagager (ATM) is almost necessary for managing fonts.  

You can without problems place TIFF and EPS pictures into Corel, 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 QuarkXpress may be scaled almost without limits, but if it contains bitmap images, you should keep within 60 to 120 percent limits.

In CorelDraw, the fonts can be converted to paths while saving in EPS. The preview image should be an 8 bit TIFF colour picture with 72 dpi resolution. The placed bit map images should be left in CMYK format.

The EPS file should be saved in PostScript Level 2 format; it should not be compressed.