Just to provide some historical context for this, the big issue with Save As PDF was always that of printer drivers, and only on Windows systems.
In FrameMaker versions through 6.0, Save As PDF always used the current Windows printer driver, which might or might not have been a PostScript driver and might or might not have been for a printer that supported color. (Remember all those queries to the list about people who lost all their colored text when they went to PDF? The inevitable cause was a monochrome printer driver.) As of FrameMaker 7.0, Save As PDF always uses the "Adobe PDF" printer driver, which is the correct thing as far as it goes. The problem is that if the default printer is not Adobe PDF, this represents a *change* in the printer driver, which means a change in font metrics (which are supplied by the printer driver on Windows systems). And a change in font metrics can mean changes in certain line breaks, which in turn might affect page and even chapter breaks and make the page numbers in the generated files incorrect. So Save As PDF is a lot less broken now, but it still has a couple of significant gotchas unless you make the Adobe PDF printer your default. Personally, I never use Save As PDF. I'm a big fan of the watched folder approach for books or printing directly to the Adobe PDF virtual printer for single files. 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 Diane Gaskill Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:56 PM To: framers at frameusers.com Subject: Save As PDF Was: RE: Strange PDF Problem Steve, I remember many messages on this list about the Save as PDF function being broken in Frame 6.0 and an announcement on this list that it was fixed in Frame 7.0. If I remember correctly, the announcement came from Dov. Though I generally print to PS and distill, I have used the Save as PDF function successfully quite a few times in 7.0. Diane -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink.net at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:17 PM To: Steve Rickaby Cc: framers at frameusers.com Subject: Re: Strange PDF Problem Steve Rickaby wrote: > No, because I don't use 'Save as PDF'. Isn't the general view that it's broken and therefore deprecated? Or has it been fixed in 7.2?