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In case you're using Distiller as your printer (as I do), also make sure
you've got the settings right for the printer properties. In Windows 95,
click on Start > Settings > Printer. Right click on Acrobat Distiller
and open the Properties dialog box.
Click on the Postscript tab and select 'optimise for portability -
ADSC'. Click the Advanced button and ensure 'Pure binary data' is
Cheers, Dave Chisma
Jill Ramacciotti wrote:
> You need to set your properties right in the distiller. I just wrote
> yesterday, so you are right in time.
> Realize these instructions are for optimization, not file size.
> Jill Marie Ramacciotti
> Senior Technical Writer
> PDF Instructions
> To set up Adobe Distiller
> Open Distiller.
> Select Distiller>Job Options.
> In the General panel, choose Acrobat 3.0 from the Compatability menu
> check ASCII Format. (easier for platform transfer.)
> In the Compression panel, clear every check box except:
> Compress text and line art
> Color Bitmap images - Change to 600 dpi
> Monochrome Bitmap Images Manual Compression
> This is the optimal when creating PDFs for both online viewing and
> The PDF will be larger, but there will be no loss of image quality.
> selected compression schemes are lossless.
> In the Font Embedding panel, check Embed All Fonts and clear Subset
> On the Advanced panel:
> Check Preserve Overprint Settings and Preserve Halftone Screen
> Choose Preserve for Transfer Functions and Under Color Removal/Black
> Make sure the Unchanged button is selected for Color Conversion.
> Creating your PDF
> Make sure you choose the PPD of the printer you plan to use.