RE: Framemaker to PDF frustrataions

Subject: RE: Framemaker to PDF frustrataions
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 11:09:08 -0500


I understand the images look great in FrameMaker. How do they print from
FrameMaker? Great? If so, either:

1) Your compression settings in Distiller's Job Options are too high: try
turning off all compression to see if that fixes things. If it does, play
with the compression settings until you find a happy medium, between file
size and image quality.

2) You are using the wrong printer to create your PDFs. Don't use PDFWriter.
Don't use any printer driver associated with any "physical" printer (i.e.,
an HP, Xerox, or the like). **Do** use the Adobe Distiller printer, created
using the latest Adobe PS driver for your OS plus the Distiller PPD. For
more info about this, run over to, log in, and checkout the FAQ
thread in the FrameMaker forum.


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Tipple [SMTP:MTipple -at- provair -dot- com]
> I'm in the process of developing a user manual using Adobe Framemaker 6.0.
> I'm using screenshots of the application captured from Snagit, which I
> then
> copy into the Frame document. Some of the screenshots are large, and have
> to
> be reduced in size to fit the page.
> The screenshots look great in FrameMaker, but when I convert to PDF, they
> come out Blurry (both on screen and paper. Very frustrating stuff.


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