Re: Printing Process (long question)

Subject: Re: Printing Process (long question)
From: Len Olszewski <saslpo -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 14:18:50 GMT

In article <3324DAFF -dot- 2E78 -at- erols -dot- com>, "Andrea G. Kenner" <agkenner -at- EROLS -dot- COM>
writes:

[...]

|> We produce five 100-page manuals in Word 6.

[...]

|> We worked with a printing vendor who advised us to convert our documents
|> to PageMaker and then to a PostScript file that could be imported into
|> their printing system.

[...]

Everything is a trade-off. Systems with a higher degree of reliability
and robustness are typically less user-friendly (there are exceptions).
You ought to explore technology which lets you keep your authoring easy,
but which can produce a PostScript output stream (PostScript level 2, if
you want color). Whether PageMaker is the way you want to go, or to some
other technology, You need a PostScript output at the back end. This is
the industrial strength printer language you need to scale your process
up. You can be in a position to format your books to a DAT tape, and
then your options for finding compatible print vendors will explode.

If you are tied to Word, this will always be a problem for you. Not
knowing your other requirements, I'm not sure what else to advise.

Hope this is useful.

Cordially,
--
Len Olszewski My opinions; you go get your own.
saslpo -at- unx -dot- sas -dot- com

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