Pagemaker 4.0 format answer + a PM 6.0 question

Subject: Pagemaker 4.0 format answer + a PM 6.0 question
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- PIP -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 10:37:08 +1

On Thu, 21 Nov 1996 Julie A. E. Tholen wrote:

> I've been doing a volunteer project in Pagemaker 4.0 (I'm a Frame
> girl myself, so this is pretty foriegn stuff). Its a volunteer
> manual, and I used one of the templates supplied with PM. The
> problem is two-fold: 1) I can't get it to print out correctly.
> Everytime I go to print out the doc I get a message saying that it
> hasn't been formatted for the HP printer that I had selected before
> even getting into Windows (This is on a small network). I've tried
> using the Target Printer option, but it doesn't seem to help. I'm
> thinking that the correct fonts haven't been installed on the
> printer???? 2) Two weeks from deadline, they upgraded the system
> and swaped out PCs. Now it says that it can't find the links for
> the graphics; but the graphics show up where they are suppose to be
> in the doc. What's this all about?

I use PageMaker 4.0 myself, and you have got some partial answers by
now.

Re: the printer:
As Alexander said, there are two priter selections in PM:

- The one you select with the "Archive/Select Printer" menu
("Archive" may be "Files", my version is Danish). This is the
setting for the final printer, which will often be a photosetting
device like "Linotype 630". Word-wrappings etc. are controlled by
the selection of this printer setting. (As you know, selection of
printer can have significant influence on the word-wrapping, exact
placement of images, etc.)

- The printer you select when printing out your proofs at your own local
e.g. 300 dpi printer.

In case the two printers are NOT the same, you will get a warning
that the document is not set up for this printer. In general: ignore
it.

Re: the graphics:

Alexander is right, the image is buried in the PM file! But please
note, that PM 4.0 can NOT make colour separations "inside" an image
file (e.g. a .TIF photo). You select a colour for a certain item,
e.g. a text block, a line or an image file, the image file is then
colour separated as a monochrome image in the selected colour. That's
why I'm p.t. considering switching to PM 6.0.

Does anyone know if PM 6.0 has got the same colour separation problem?

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
- specialists in user friendly manuals and audits on manuals.
prc -at- pip -dot- dknet -dot- dk
http://www.pip.dknet.dk/~pip323/index.html
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