Re: Quality posters from PPT?

Subject: Re: Quality posters from PPT?
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 08:37:27 -0700

P.S. We also have PDF Complete installed, so don't you think it would be
viable to first scale the PPT to poster size, save to PDF, then simply hand
the PDF off to the print shop? Wouldn't this avoid bitmap pixelation?

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> The company I've recently joined likes to create posters of various
> kinds. For some unknown reason, they create them in PowerPoint, then send
> the PPT to an outside firm that (I'm told) cuts 'n' pastes elements into
> Illustrator, from which the posters are printed by yet another shop.
> This all sounds ludicrous to me. My suspicion is that the AI graphics house
> has hoodwinked our marketing manager into believing that we are not capable
> of producing scaleable graphics ourselves.
> Like most of you, I know my way around multiple graphic file formats and
> related software tools. I do not bill myself as a graphic artist, per se,
> but know enough to produce what I need when I need it. That said, what would
> you recommend as a viable method of producing said posters, given that
> oftentimes it's the engineers who are producing the original PPT versions?
> (The engineers do have access to Photoshop CS3 Extended, so this shop isn't
> limited to pixelated BMPs. As for me, I've got access to CorelDraw7, SnagIt,
> HiJaak, and GIMP. I can also access Acrobat if you think a PDF is the best
> way to go.)
> Thanks
> > Chris

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