Hi, Dov. Dov Isaacs wrote: > Hint, hint ... I am just a dumb engineer here at Adobe. > I don't set the prices or have any influence over those > issues.
Oops, I was not aiming that at you per se! Sorry about that. > By the way, when dealing with Wurd documents, even with > PDF, be very careful that the "properties" don't migrate > to the PDF file. When you use the PDFMaker facility of > Acrobat some of that information in the Wurd document > does make its way into the "Description" part of > "Document Properties" !!!!! Ouch. I did not know this happened. I will check my stuff very carefully then and set it up properly. Is there a way to disable this "permanently", like a setting, in Acrobat so that it does not occur as a matter of course? Z >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Syed Zaeem Hosain [mailto:Syed.Hosain at aeris.net] >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:36 PM >> To: Dov Isaacs >> Cc: Ron Teplitz; Framers at frameusers.com >> Subject: Re: What do you use for PDF Generation? >> >> Hi, Dov. >> >> Dov Isaacs wrote: >>> A word of advice. Before you go loading up on el'cheapo >>> $9.95 PDF creation software, make sure that what it generates >>> is really kosher. We quite often see problems when these >>> PDF files "escape" the environment in which they were created >>> and attempts are made to either combine them with other PDF >>> files in Acrobat or to place them in FrameMaker, InDesign, >>> or elsewhere. Problems often manifest themselves as funky font >>> definitions with improper names and encodings that cause >>> chaos when attempts are made to repurpose those PDF files. >>> Just because those other employees are not publishing vast >>> tomes doesn't mean that they should have shoddy tools. >> Good points, yes! >> >> We have some people who create "print-quality" documents for which >> we need to be sure that the PDF's are very high quality. For these >> folks, we have Acrobat Pro installed on their systems - the "right" >> way to go for sure! >> >> It is the rest of the folks, who send out docs and files outside >> our company for reading or review and other purposes, that we want >> to have in PDF format. The purpose is to avoid having "original" >> documents out there. The policy was created because we got burned >> by "properties" information in a Word doc recently - an older doc >> was used to create a new one and ... oops! >> >> None of the PDF's from these other employees is likely to be used >> in situations where they might cause problems like you mention. >> So, I am fairly confident (but keeping my fingers crossed till I >> test some more) that we should be okay with something like PDF995. >> >> But, I will definitely try things out in detail before proceeding ... >> >> Of course, if Adobe Elements were a LOT lower in price for multiple >> copies, or the server version of Acrobat was not so crazily over- >> priced for our simple needs (less than 50 employees total!), we >> would not be looking at cheaper alternatives. Hint, hint! :) >> >> Thanks for the input regardless! It is appreciated.