The difference in display quality between EPS and PDF only refers 
to the display quality *in*FrameMaker*. Once you make a PDF,
there is no difference between the two, either on-screen or in print.
The choice is of no consequence to your customer, only to your
writers while they're working in FrameMaker.

And the best method for generating either EPS or PDF from 
CorelDraw is to print to the Adobe PDF printer, which creates a
PDF directly. If you need EPS rather than PDF, you do a Save As
from Acrobat 7.0.

BTW, there are patches for Acrobat that bring it up to 7.0.8 rather
than 7.0.0.

My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com)
Parsippany, NJ

-----Original Message-----
[ at] On
Behalf Of "Rebecca Downey"
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 11:07 AM
To: 'Aronsson, Martin'; Matthias.Dillier at; 'Mark Southee'
Cc: framers at
Subject: RE: Eps problem

Martin Aronsson suggested the following:
> ..(to) distill the EPS-graphics to PDFs before you use them in
(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
(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
CorelDraw vector image; and we've always blamed CorelDraw's rendering
the poor display.

With more manuals going out as PDF-only, the display quality has become
of a concern than ever before. But if the print quality suffers because
improvements to the display quality - we gain nothing by changing the
way we
do things.
Rebecca Downey  -- rdowney at
Matrox Imaging  -- Technical Writer  


You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at

Send list messages to framers at

To unsubscribe send a blank email to 
framers-unsubscribe at
or visit

Send administrative questions to lisa at Visit for more resources and info.

Reply via email to