On Adrianne's behalf -- if this makes it to the list! (Glad to have helped, Adrianne.)
sr -------- Original Message -------- Subject: RE: PDF import issue Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:19:51 -0500 From: Adrianne Mora <adrian...@envipco.com> To: Stuart Rogers <srogers at phoenix-geophysics.com> References: Hi Stuart, You are absolutely right about the source of the problem. And exporting to PDF is the solution. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get my emails through to the list to update everyone on this solution. I've sent it twice already, and it still hasn't shown up. Thanks so much for your interest and help! Adrianne -----Original Message----- From: Stuart Rogers [mailto:srog...@phoenix-geophysics.com] Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 2:56 PM To: Adrianne Mora Subject: Re: PDF import issue Adrianne Mora wrote: > Hi Stuart, > > Thanks for your response! The exact process I use is to open the > original drawing in AutoCAD and export as DWG. Then I open it in DWG > TrueView. From there, I print to PDF using Distiller. For various > reasons, this is the only way I can get a decent output. We have a very > old version of AutoCAD here. > > The puzzling thing is that when I print this PDF to a regular laser > printer, it looks great. But as soon as I import it into a page in > FrameMaker, the lines are too thick, which makes the drawing illegible. Hi Adrianne, I know what you mean about AutoCAD -- we have a couple of versions here, and they don't play nicely with postscript. I have had to load PCL versions of our printer driver on the engineers' PCs so they can get decent output. What I was getting at in my earlier question about your print workflow was this: *after* you've imported the PDF into the FM file and see that the lines have become too thick, do you then print the FM to a hardware printer and still see thick lines, or do you first distill the FM file to a new PDF and print from there to hardware? What I'm getting at is that maybe Distiller would just pass through the original import-by-reference PDF file, disregarding whatever FM does to render it on screen or to a h/w printer. Good luck at any rate! -- Stuart Rogers Technical Communicator Phoenix Geophysics Limited Toronto, ON, Canada +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 srogers phoenix-geophysics com Suggested headline for theonion.com: "In Final Trip to Beijing, Bush Calls on Premier to 'Tear Down This Wall'" -- Malcolm Fleschner, Palo Alto, Calif., in The Washington Post Please take care of the environment. Print only if necessary.