Here is a followup: The FM pages with pdf graphics (from SolidWorks) will remain in correct portrait orientation after printing to .ps and distilled to pdf IF they are rotated ccw 89.999 degrees; however, if they are rotated 90 degrees they will cause the page to rotate cw to landscape orientation in the pdf output. It would seem that a rotation setting to 90 degrees is being confused with some page orientation setting. Its still difficult to know where this is occuring; I'm wary of the SolidWorks pdf conversion (is their driver really ps or an emulator?) but it seems like Acrobat or Framemaker is confused by some rotation setting as well. ???