1) If you are providing a file for a service bureau, follow their printer
2) If you want to have well-formed PDFs or expect assistance troubleshooting
Acrobat woes, use the prescribed Adobe printer drivers and PPDs. Period.
3) If you want both of the above, do it twice: create one for your service
bureau and one for distribution/troubleshooting.
The first two statements provide contradictory advice.
The reason we provide PDF files to WHOEVER we provide them to is so the end-result printed product looks the way we want it to, correct?
So, I must provide the service bureau with PDF files distilled from PS files created for their specific printer, right? And that will guarantee the expected printed output?
But I can use the generic Adobe PS driver to create PS files and distill them to PDF for everyone else?
Sorry, I don't get it. If I have to use the specific printer driver for the files going to the service bureau, how can I get away with using the generic driver for every other purpose?
Or to look at it the other way around, if the service bureau can't use the files I created with the generic printer driver, how can EVERYONE else?
Win, who doesn't have to create PDF files often but would like to get it right if I do
mailto:winday -at- wordsplus -dot- net
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