RE: Editing a PDF

Subject: RE: Editing a PDF
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:28:40 -0500

Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com] was heard to mutter:
[...]
> > b) Is there a way I could persuade Acrobat or Illustrator
> to not shrink the
> > second page?
> >
> > c) Is modern Illustrator any better at this than the
> ancient Illustrator CS
> > that I've got?
> >
> > HINT: A convincing option "c" would help me to justifying
> an upgrade...
> > ahem...
>
> The only real solution to this situation is prevention.
> There always needs to
> be someone else who knows where source files are and has
> access to them in a
> pinch. Make a lot of noise about how hard it was to edit
> this file and about
> the unavoidable flaws in the edited file, and don't even
> suggest to anyone that
> there might be a way to make it easier to do if this happens
> again. Devising a
> more elegant work-around only encourages the continuation of
> the process flaws
> that allowed this situation to happen in the first place.

You mean my own similar "job-security" strategy of being the
only one who does what I do, uses my tools (or even knows what
some of them are... "Frame-what? MadCap-who??"), or knows where
all my [source] bodies/files are buried... is not the way to go? :-)

Just kidding. We're in the early stage of getting my projects
into MKS, the source-control system that the developers use. Unfortunately,
that won't apply to the Marketing droids (of which the recently
vacationing culprit is one) - they don't report to Engineering.

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Editing a PDF: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Editing a PDF: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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