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Subject:Re: Information on creating PDF files From:"Wollt, Richard C RV" <rcw1 -at- PO9 -dot- RV -dot- UNISYS -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 24 Oct 1996 13:04:00 CDT
This is exactly what we are doing with our manuals. We wanted an online
capability that ensured the users couldn't modify the content. We have a
network, and have one PC set up with Acrobat Distiller configured to monitor
a directory. The writer uses a postscript driver to produce a PS file, then
copies his .ps file to the watched network directory. Distiller reads the
file, produces the .pdf file, a .log file, and moves the input file to an
output file. Graphics are handled very well. In fact, we now produce our
final postscript output from the .pdf files rather than use the original .PS
to clean up problems we had with line drop out on Docutech printers.
Since Distiller is running independently, it takes very little of the
writer's time. Distilling seems to take a little more time than producing
the postscript from the Word files.
rcw1 -at- rsvl -dot- unisys -dot- com
|Subject: Information on creating PDF files
|Date: Thu, Oct 24, 1996 4:51PM
|My manager wants me to find out if it is feasible to put our manuals
|up on the web in PDF format. Our manuals are created in Word 6
|and are roughly about 30-40 pages per chapter. Each chapter is
|broken up into a separate file. What I need to know is:
|What problems (if any) would I encounter?
|How does it handle graphics?
|How long would it take?