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Old 05-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ronald View Post
It's one map used only in the guide (about 3.5"x3"). In Acrobat, they added text and some shapes on top of a map JPEG, so I'll probably have to create them all over again in Illustrator over the original JPEG.
Since a JPEG is a bitmap, why not open it in Photoshop, re-size it to fit your layout, and save that as a .psd file. Then use the built-in text function to add the type. Save that, leaving the type and image on separate layers.

Then open a copy, flatten the layers, and use Photoshop to make a PDF and place it in the InDesign layout. Try to avoid making a new JPEG.

If I rescaled vector map PDFs to print size without rasterization (remaining in Illustrator), I would I need to bother with resolution adjustment? And would it make a difference to save them as .ai, .eps, or .pdf? They were given to me as PDFs.
If they really are vectors at this point, then no. And it doesn’t make much difference what you call them — ID recognizes .ai, .eps, .pdf.

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