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Would you release a PDF of a booklet, intended for eventual
professional printing, if you had test-printed it at your office
and it printed 'perfectly', as a nicely collated, ready-to-fold-and-staple
booklet on a black'n'white printer, but on a color printer it
dropped an illustration from page 13?
The offending page prints just fine if the Booklet setting is
not active in Acrobat's print dialog. (Same behavior in
A colleague in another city can print it on their local color
printer (different make and model).
I don't know what kind of machine the eventual printing
service supplier would use, except I can pretty much
guarantee it won't be an office departmental Ricoh like we have...
I deleted the offending drawing from the OpenOffice document,
re-created the drawing in Visio, inserted the new version, and
then saved the document and Exported as PDF.
No change. So I have no clue why there's a problem, other than
a specific Ricoh model doesn't like me having an illustration in a
table cell on page 13...
On the one hand, my gut tells me that I shouldn't release a
doc with a known problem in an important step.
On the other hand, that same gut tells me I shouldn't devote
time and effort that are sorely needed elsewhere trying to
debug something that might not even be an issue to the
eventual print-service vendor (whoever that might be).
What are the chances that they'd even leave the PDF as
found and use Acrobat and its Booklet feature - versus
disassembling the document and using their own imposition
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