Recombining separated PDF's

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Joe

Quote from: Tracy on August 14, 2023, 07:53:59 AM;D  I'm exhausted just reading all this.
Prepress has always been, and obviously still is, too accommodating to lazy stupid people that would rather see you beating your head against the wall trying to make their crap work then taking an extra 4 seconds to do it the right way. :banghead:
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Tracy

Yeah!  >:(

so much faster for them to fix their file or give us the natives
than the hoops we jump through to fix things

DCurry

Since I'm currently unemployed (and not in the good way like Joe), I have nothing better to do than this anyway. 
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madbugger

Quote from: Tracy on August 14, 2023, 07:53:59 AM;D  I'm exhausted just reading all this.
Image trying to deal with it in the real world  ;D ;D

Thankfully it was only a couple of times a year, and about to be someone elses problem, as I have made an executive decision that our (non existent) rip upgrade means we can no longer accept this type of pdf file.
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madbugger

Quote from: Joe on August 14, 2023, 08:49:43 AMPrepress has always been, and obviously still is, too accommodating to lazy stupid people that would rather see you beating your head against the wall trying to make their crap work then taking an extra 4 seconds to do it the right way. :banghead:

Yep, and in my experience, ex prepress operators who transition into sales are the worst kind. What used to be a real problem when they had to deal with it at an operator level, suddenly becomes a non issue when they have to deal with it from a sales point of view. 

Most of my major work blowups have been because of this scenario, surprisingly I'm still here and they ain't. 
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pspdfppdfxhd

Quote from: Joe on August 14, 2023, 08:49:43 AM
Quote from: Tracy on August 14, 2023, 07:53:59 AM;D  I'm exhausted just reading all this.
Prepress has always been, and obviously still is, too accommodating to lazy stupid people that would rather see you beating your head against the wall trying to make their crap work then taking an extra 4 seconds to do it the right way. :banghead:
And the designers are obviously WAY better than the prepress monkeys to actually listen to how WE need them to prepare the pdfs, or whatever they send. I am guilty of bending over backwards to fix their messes. If i could tell them to fix it up, that would be great. But its like talking to a brick wall.

Tracy

Got one today, Canva 32pg thin border all around, (I fattened that thing up)
still going to cause issues, added creep to help
stuff close to edge etc..

born2print

Same here! I was robbed by six dwarfs last night!
... not happy.
Gonna kick it root down

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abc

There used to be an Acrobat plugin that did this, 'Seps to Comp' I think it was called.
That was in the days of before transparency so you only had to worry about knockout and overprint.
I can imagine nowadays that with transparency it's a much more complex operation.

DCurry

Yep, my old shop had that plugin. We needed it because at the time, the only way Microsoft Publisher could output hi-res data was as seps. We used it a handful of times, then shortly thereafter Publisher was able to output a hi-res PDF directly.
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