Re: Can Latex postscript + Adobe Distiller = Legible PDF ?

Subject: Re: Can Latex postscript + Adobe Distiller = Legible PDF ?
From: cindy <cindy -at- AAI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 12:36:15 -0400

>Does anyone have experience converting Latex postscript files to PDF?
>Running the Adobe distiller naively gives chicken scratch results.

I've seen a few LaTeX users on the list, and as multi-platform requirements
are making these kinds of issues more common for many of us, I'll post a
reply as well as sending it directly to Evyatar.

I was experimenting with this just a couple weeks ago for a project I'm
working on. To get an acceptable on-screen result, I needed to use
PostScript fonts instead of the standard CM fonts. (The distilled CM fonts
looked awful on screen, but printed fine.) The only change I needed to
make to the document was to add the appropriate lines to use the "times"
and "mathptm" packages. (Of course I had to re-LaTeX the file and run
dvips again to get the new PostScript file.)

Hope this helps,
Cindy Loiselle (cindy -at- aai -dot- com)
Amerinex Applied Imaging

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