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Generating a PostScript file and then running the distiller is
definitely the way to create the PDF files. If you look at the advanced
options for your printer driver you should see a menu that gives you
several options for the resulting PostScript file. You definitely do not
want the default option which reads "optimize for speed." Select instead
the "optimize for portability" option. This will ensure that the
resulting file contains the code necessary to draw all of the fonts in
the document. Also, force the driver to generate outlines for all fonts,
both PostScript and TrueType.
Regarding your GhostView problems: to the best of my knowledge,
GhostView is not able to discern the dimensions of the page from the
code. You need to select the page dimensions and orientation when you
run the program. You can, however, tell if the page will render
properly. If you correctly specify the dimensions and orientation of the
page in GhostView and notice that the text is chopped off, then you know
that you have a problem with the PostScript file.
Hope this helps,
> Martin R. Smith
> Technical Writer / Audiophile
> ENCORP: The Energy Automation Company, http://www.encorp.com
> (970) 686-2017 x 223