But under the circumstances you describe, printing to the Adobe PDF
virtual printer is every bit as quick and easy as using Save As PDF,
(assuming that it is your default printer so that you don't have to 
change printers), while having none of the gotchas of the Save As... 

Personally, I leave the Adobe PDF printer as my Windows default, 
because 75% of the time that I'm printing a hard copy it's useful to 
have a PDF as well as the hard copy.  But if you can't live with 
that approach, get the free SetPrint plug-in from Sundorne
This tool allows you to set up Adobe PDF as the default printer 
*within*FM*, while leaving your regular h/w printer as the default for
all other applications. 

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

-----Original Message-----
From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On
Behalf Of Jessica.Nealon at handheld.com
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 9:33 AM
To: Shlomo Perets
Cc: Framers at frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Disappearing text using Save As to PDF

Thank you, Schlomo,

I normally do print to .ps and distill using the watched folders
However, working on new development projects, I am constantly being
for drafts of books other than the ones I am working on. Also, I often 
have to publish specific page ranges. When it was working, the Save As 
feature was a nice, quick shortcut. 

I did get the Save As to work by deselecting the Generate Tagged PDF and

using the High Quality Print job option. The Press Quality job option 
still erased text--both inside and outside of tables--even with tagged

So odd.

Jessica Nealon
Technical Writer

Shlomo Perets <shlomo2 at microtype.com> 
10/15/2006 10:39 AM

Jessica.Nealon at handheld.com
Framers at frameusers.com
Re: Disappearing text using Save As to PDF


You wrote:

 > ... When I use Save As to PDF my books, whole chunks of text
in the
 > PDF file. It appears to be totally random. For instance, one table
 > have several blank rows blank followed by competed rows.  ...

Turn off "Generate Tagged PDF", which may cause some text to be

in conjunction with "Save as PDF"
(see http://www.microtype.com/FM_bugs.html#FM71 for a link to a sample 
demonstrating this problem).

Better yet, avoid using "Save as PDF" -- instead, print to a .ps file

If the problem persists, additional items to check are the PS driver 
resolution and (less likely) the fonts being used.

Shlomo Perets

MicroType, http://www.microtype.com
Training, consulting & add-ons: FrameMaker, Structured FM and Acrobat


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