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... method.
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 http://www.sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm 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) Intel 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 feature. However, working on new development projects, I am constantly being asked 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 PDF deselected. So odd. Jessica Nealon Technical Writer Shlomo Perets <shlomo2 at microtype.com> 10/15/2006 10:39 AM To Jessica.Nealon at handheld.com cc Framers at frameusers.com Subject Re: Disappearing text using Save As to PDF Jessica, You wrote: > ... When I use Save As to PDF my books, whole chunks of text disappear in the > PDF file. It appears to be totally random. For instance, one table will > have several blank rows blank followed by competed rows. ... Turn off "Generate Tagged PDF", which may cause some text to be invisible, in conjunction with "Save as PDF" (see http://www.microtype.com/FM_bugs.html#FM71 for a link to a sample file demonstrating this problem). Better yet, avoid using "Save as PDF" -- instead, print to a .ps file and distill. 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 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.