Re: FrameMaker 6.0 and Post Script Driver Problems - HELP

Subject: Re: FrameMaker 6.0 and Post Script Driver Problems - HELP
From: Dan Emory <danemory -at- primenet -dot- com>
To: Margaret Mall <Margaret -dot- Mall -at- ttimail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 10:03:06 -0700

At 10:34 AM 6/5/00 -0500, Margaret Mall wrote:

Has anyone had problems after installing FM 6.0 and not being able to save
or print a document as .PDF? I get messages that say cannot find a
compatible Post Script driver. The IT Dept. here has re-installed FM 6.0 now
3 times, re-installed the PS driver(s) and none work.

Thought I'd ask the Techwr-l list before I got to Adobe for support.
Whether you use Save As PDF, or you print to a .PS fille, you must first
select Acrobat Distiller as the target "printing device". What is happening
is that your default printer is neither Distiller nor a postscript printer,
thus you obviously cannot generate postscript output. The way
to solve this problem is (before producing any postscript) to first use
File > Print Setup to select Acrobat Distiller. Then, you can save
as PDF or print to postscript and distill. However, the Adobe expert
on producing PDF, Dov Isaacs, cautions that the Save As PDF feature
in FrameMaker is flawed, and you should instead always use the
Print dialog to print to a postscript file.

You must realize that postscript output is different for every postscript
printer. When you select Acrobat Distiller as the target printer, the
postscript is optimized for distiller, thus assuring the best
results, and eliminating a whole world of grief.
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