I'm not sure what you are trying to say.

The quality with which the image displays in FrameMaker only matters if
FrameMaker is the deliverable.

FrameMaker does not display the EPS vector but displays a low-res preview
image, a TIFF. The person who creates the EPS decides what the preview image
is (8-bit TIFF, for example).

EPS vectors cannot be printed from a non-PostScript printer. If you try to
do so, only the preview image prints.

A PDF is created using a bonafide PostScript printer (if you use Adobe
software and unless you use some cheap PDF creation utility). So, any EPS
printed to PDF will print fine from anywhere, including a print vendor,
non-PostScript printer, etc. Such a PDF also displays well, even in

On 8/10/06, Downey" <"Rebecca> wrote:
> Martin Aronsson suggested the following:
> > ..(to) distill the EPS-graphics to PDFs before you use them in
> Framemaker
> (to improve the display within FrameMaker).
> > Then you get a much better quality on screen in Frame. The
> > output PDF should be the same.
> Has anyone tried this and then had their manuals professionally printed?
> We've had the same problem as Mark for quite some time. Our current setup
> (FrameMaker 6.0p405 with Adobe Acrobat 7.0.0) displays EPS quite poorly.
> Admittedly we're using CorelDraw 10.427 to generate the EPS from a native
> CorelDraw vector image; and we've always blamed CorelDraw's rendering for
> the poor display.
> With more manuals going out as PDF-only, the display quality has become
> more
> of a concern than ever before. But if the print quality suffers because of
> improvements to the display quality - we gain nothing by changing the way
> we
> do things.

> Rebecca Downey  -- rdowney at
> Matrox Imaging  -- Technical Writer
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