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Old 01-31-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Converting pagemaker 7 docs to pdf

I'm trying to pdf my documents but two of them are misbehaving. One of them just will not pdf and the other in pdfing with the printer marks. Do you know how I remove these?
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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I'm trying to pdf my documents but two of them are misbehaving. One of them just will not pdf and the other in pdfing with the printer marks. Do you know how I remove these?
Thanks, Aylwen
Can you provide more details? What is the difference between the two documents, for example?

And what version of PageMaker are you using?

And how do you create the PDFs? From Acrobat? From PageMaker’s utility.

Do tell.

   
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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I am using pagemaker 7. I go to print, and then save as a pdf from there.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:22 PM   #4
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The last message I got from one of the document:

%%[ Error: typecheck; OffendingCommand: setcolor ]%%

Stack:
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%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
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Hmmm. Bloomin' PageWrecker. OK, let's try this: might not work, but it's worth a shot...

1. You can remove the crop marks by turning off Printers Marks from the Paper button in the Print dialog box.

2. The error might be font-related. Open a new document in PageWreck... sorry, PageMucker and type a list of HELLOs in black in all the fonts you've used in the dodgy document, eg:
HELLO (in Arial)
HELLO (in TNR)
HELLO (in another font)
Then print to Distiller and see if that works OK. If it doesn't, remove one font at a time until you get to the culprit: you might have a corrupt font, or the font might not permit embedding. Microsoft have a neat utility called ttfext.exe that will show you if a font's designers don't allow embedding, but I don't think there's anything available for the Mac.

4. Make sure you're using the Distiller PPD (you can choose it in the Print dialog box), and check which version of Distiller you're using, and that your job options are set sensibly. I don't use the version that ships with PM, as I find it unreliable.

Anyway, try that and let us know how you got on. I'll check up on you later this evening – oh, and are on a PC or a Mac?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #6
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Microsoft have a neat utility called ttfext.exe that will show you if a font's designers don't allow embedding
Available via:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...roperty21.mspx

I can't remember if it works with OFT fonts too, but it should do.

   
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It's excellent for our studio: people often come in with artwork that uses some pretty dodgy fonts, so I can quickly see if the stuff will convert to PDF right at the beginning of the session.

   
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people often come in with artwork that uses some pretty dodgy fonts, so I can quickly see if the stuff will convert to PDF right at the beginning of the session
Yes, I can easily see that it's is a little annoying to discover that Acrobat refuses to embed fonts only after you've made the PDF.

Incidentally, Microsoft's Properties Extension does work with OTF fonts; I couldn't remember, so I went to my other computer to see (I haven't got any OTF fonts installed on this laptop). Type 1 fonts haven't got the information, so one is reduced to trying to find the licence terms.

   
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Type 1 fonts haven't got the information, so one is reduced to trying to find the licence terms.
The sort of people who roll up at my place with this problem wouldn't recognise a Type 1 font if it punched them on the nose!

   
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