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Re: Ventura to Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat PDF not Postscript
Subject:Re: Ventura to Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat PDF not Postscript From:"George F. Hayhoe III" <george -dot- hayhoe -at- SRS -dot- GOV> Date:Fri, 24 Jun 1994 08:39:00 -0400
Mike Christie asked about converting Ventura Publisher publication files to
Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Ventura is currently the only package that
supports PDF conversion complete with hypertext links generated from
Ventura table of contents, cross-references, and index entries. It works,
but expect to have to do some debugging. I'm hoping the new version of
Ventura makes it somewhat easier!
Several other posters have noted problems with relying on Acrobat as a sole
means of distributing documents. Note that the PDF file format (Portable
Document Format) is not a Postscript file. Acrobat installs Adobe Type
Manager when Acrobat itself is installed on your Windows, Mac, or DOS Box
(UNIX coming soon, they say). I'm not sure whether file-to-voice
translators for the visually impaired can read this format or not--that is
a very significant concern, one that Adobe should probably be asked to
address. But PDF files *can* be printed to any printer that your Windows,
Mac, or DOS machine can print to, Postscript or not.