Re: 11 x 17 PDF file

Subject: Re: 11 x 17 PDF file
From: Max Wyss <prodok -at- PRODOK -dot- CH>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 23:29:17 GMT


you can try ot use a regular PostScript printer driver and create a
PostScript file, which you distill manually.

Another possibility is to set a custom page size to 17 x 11 (not 11 x 17)
and remain in portrait mode. Also check the Distiller options.

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering AG
Technical documentation and translations, Electronic Publishing
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
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>All right, guys, I hope someone can save my patoot on this one. I've got
>a deadline approaching very quickly and I cannot get this to work....
>Here's the situation:
>I am trying to create a PDF file of an 11 x 17 drawing. The drawing was
>created on a Mac using Illustrator 6.0, and is comprised of text and
>graphics created directly in Illustrator, plus scanned photos and
>graphics that were imported into the file. The file was then saved as an
>IBM Illustrator file, version 6.0. The file is about 4 MB.
>I brought the file onto my PC (Pentium, 200MHz, 32 MB RAM, blah blah
>blah). I have tried importing it into Ventura 4.2, Ventura 7, and
>CorelDRAW 5. From each of these applications I have sent it to print,
>selecting print to file, 11 x 17 paper size, landscape orientation, and
>the Distiller Assistant printer driver (BTW, I have Adobe Acrobat 3.0).
>In Distiller, I selected Acrobat 3.0 compatibility, default compression
>settings, and specified the particular fonts I want embedded.
>The file distills, I open it in Reader, and it has rotated the drawing
>back to portrait. When I tried using Exchange to rotate the drawing back
>to landscape, it looked terrible. I have distilled 11 x 17 EPS files
>from other sources with no problem. I have tried converting this EPS
>file to WMF, and it still rotated it back to portrait.
>Any ideas on what is happening, and how I can get around this?

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