Framers, PSAlter from Quite can also add preview to most documents with PostScript level 1 and 2 content. I'm unaware whether or not you can define custom resolution of the generated preview, though.
Anyway, be aware about a possible limitation with importing PDF documents into Windows FrameMaker. SPOT colors may not be safeguarded downstream. On 6. March 2008 I posted a comment on this issue to the Frameusers list (topic: PDF>FrameMaker>PDF Color Issue). I'll copy in a small part here: ~~~~~ Copy from topic: PDF>FrameMaker>PDF Color Issue ~~~~~ On Page 14 in "Adobe? FrameMaker? 7.2 User Guide Supplement for Windows? and UNIX?" it's stated: <snip> Importing PDF and Illustrator files (UNIX) ------------------------------------------ You can import Adobe PDF files and Illustrator 9 and 10 files into a FrameMaker document in release 7.1 or later. When you import a PDF or Illustrator file into FrameMaker, the file is treated as a graphic, and only one page can be imported at a time. You can import it either by copy or by reference. *** Both process and spot colors can be displayed and printed ***. </snip> This statement seem to be faulty. At least, on Windows spot colors contained in imported PDF documents appear NOT to be retained when output from FrameMaker on Windows, and will -- as far as I can see -- effectively output as defined in their alternate color space, usually CMYK. Hence, importing spot colored PDF documents is to no avail with FrameMaker on Windows. I haven't tested on other platforms. ~~~~~ End copy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For further details please refer to the "PDF>FrameMaker>PDF Color Issue" topic. I'm unaware whether or not this inexpediency is still present with release 8 versions, but I certainly suspect it is. I have neither seen any official statement from a Adobe representative that confirm the inappropriateness nor its fix. Best regards / Med venlig hilsen Jacob Sch?ffer | Chief Developer Grafikhuset Paradis All? 22, Raml?se DK-3200 Helsinge, Denmark Phone: +45 4439 4400 Email: js at grafikhuset.dk Web: www.grafikhuset.net > -----Oprindelig meddelelse----- > Fra: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] P? vegne af Yves Barbion > Sendt: 29. maj 2008 09:25 > Til: Rick Quatro > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Emne: Re: Optimize preview of EPS files? > > > Thanks Rick, > > indeed, downloading Transverter Pro is still possible, but > activating the product does not seem to work any longer. > > I'll follow Dov's and Fred's recommendation (as usual) and > import PDFs instead. > > Thanks. > > Yves > > > On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Rick Quatro > <frameexpert at truevine.net> > wrote: > > > Hi Yves, > > > > Years ago I worked with a group migrating from Unix FrameMaker with > > Postscript display systems to Windows. As you can imagine, > they were > > horrified by low-res EPS previews. I used a program called > Transverter > > Pro to add high-res TIFF previews to their EPS files. > Transverter Pro > > can process batches of files with a single command. > > > > Their web site (http://www.techpool.com/tpro.html) says that the > > product is discontinued, but it looks like you still may be able to > > download it. > > > > Rick Quatro > > Carmen Publishing > > 585-659-8267 > > www.frameexpert.com > > > > > > > Hi Framers, > > > > > > when you import an EPS file into Frame, you get to see a low-res > > > preview. Is there a way or a plug-in to "optimize" this > preview or > > > to get a high-res preview? > > > > > > Cheers > > > > > > -- > > > Yves Barbion > > > www.scripto.nu _______________________________________________ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as yves.barbion at gmail.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/yves.barbion%40gma > > il.com > > > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as js at grafikhuset.dk. > > 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/js%40grafi khuset.dk Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.