Howard, It's possible to do what you want to do with our Publi PDF software. Although it's a quite expensive tool you may want to give it a try. There is a free 30-day live trial available including full e-mail support (which you *do* need to set-up Publi PDF for this task). See: http://www.grafikhuset.net/PubliPDF/.
With Publi PDF you can set-up a large number of different PDF creation queues, each of which can hold purpose-specific properties. Colour conversion, image handling strategies, security flags, stamping, adding letterheads, document-splitting, simple metadata etc. can be controlled at queue-level. Example scenario: ----------------- Printing to: (Queue A) converts all bitmap art to grayscale, captures all non-spot-color text and vector objects and convert these to grayscale, and spot colors are left untouched or converted to Black (or whatever color you wish). (Queue B) don't touch anything at all. (Queue C) deletes all images and gradients and converts all spot colours to Black (useful for language plate creation, for example). (Queue D) does the reverse of Queue C (useful for creating CMYK blanks, for example). ... all from the same source document. Publi PDF operates entirely in the back-end and does not touch your content, nor does it require much of your content. However, there is a lot of work in planning what each Publi PDF queue shall do, and it may require a huge effort to set-up the required color maps. As a beginner with Publi PDF you *will* need support, but that's what I'm here for :-) Contact me off-list if you want to give Publi PDF a try. Best regards / Med venlig hilsen Jacob Sch?ffer | Chief Developer ________________________________ Grafikhuset (House of Graphics) Paradis All? 22, Raml?se DK-3200 Helsinge, Denmark Phone: +45 4439 4400 Email: js at grafikhuset.dk Web: www.grafikhuset.net