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Subject:PS to PDF: How long to Distill? From:Dan Brinegar <vr2link -at- VR2LINK -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 4 Jun 1998 23:28:33 -0700
Hang on to your hats, Ladies and Gentlemen: I have a question -- not a rant
or poetic pangyric -- just a question.
For those of you who have worked out the process for getting PDFs distilled
so that they print nicely, how long does it take, and what level of machine
are you using?
After determining that PDFwriter just wouldn't cut it on my latest
masterpiece (88 pages, detailed screenshots & other graphics on almost
every page, hasta look good on yer basic Wal*Mart inkjet printer, 6.1 MB
Frame file, 28 MB PostScript), I gathered all the info from my TECHWR-L
archive on Acrobatical Distillation, chunked that in Frame, and figured out
what I needed to do -- then waited twelve hours for Acrobat Distiller on my
poor old Quadra to grind it out -- it prints beautifully, but, well,
I told the boss "noonish" today... and started at 4am... it was ready
about noon somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but not in Phoenix...
I tried distilling a smaller file on my Pentium, but it suffered an
immediate atypical functional impairment which required pulling the
plug.... [Well... really it just crashed bad]
So how long *does* it take to get to the printable pages of a perfect PDF?
Dan BRINEGAR, CCDB Vr2Link
Performance S u p p o r t Svcs.
"This is not a fat guy in a wheelchair;
it's a new telecommuter saving tons on auto insurance."