Odd little printing quandary

Subject: Odd little printing quandary
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 11:29:20 -0400

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
Adobe Reader)

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
software?

- k

The information contained in this electronic mail transmission
may be privileged and confidential, and therefore, protected
from disclosure. If you have received this communication in
error, please notify us immediately by replying to this
message and deleting it from your computer without copying
or disclosing it.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.
http://www.doctohelp.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

Previous by Author: RE: If user manuals were written in steampunk
Next by Author: Re: Learning HTML
Previous by Thread: Re:
Next by Thread: RE: Odd little printing quandary


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads