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Square to A4
by kabeergfx
Today at 07:07:16 AM

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viewing layers in Acrobat
by swampymarsh
November 23, 2017, 06:27:04 PM

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Acrobat excessive RAM usage
by Joe
November 23, 2017, 10:30:42 AM

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Server Shut Off?
by Joe
November 22, 2017, 06:38:54 PM

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PDF to Indesign Software
by pspdfppdfxhd
November 22, 2017, 05:15:11 PM

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Looking for a job that pays 6 figures
by StudioMonkey
November 21, 2017, 07:45:18 AM

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Kodak Prinergy Cloud
by Joe
November 20, 2017, 05:31:42 PM


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General Prepress / Re: Square to A4
Last post by kabeergfx -
1. Easiest way it to simply place the 210x210 PDF in the middle of your A4 pages. 

2. With the original InDesign file you can use Liquid Layout so when you change the page size it all reflows.  Can be very messy but worth a try.  If you are in a hurry don't try to fix the pages just go back to method 1.

Thanks, I have used second method..
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Adobe Acrobat / Re: viewing layers in Acrobat
Last post by swampymarsh -
 :deadhorse:
Actually, I did just that, there are no layers in Illustrator but you CAN click them on and off In indd.

Odd.

Not odd when you understand the process.

Acrobat "layers" are really called "Optional Content Groups" or OCG. Adobe use the term "layers" as that is more familiar to those with experience in other programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.

When you create a "layered PDF" in these other programs, the resulting PDF has a "layer" as most users would expect, it has the objects stacked/layered over the top of other objects. The PDF "layer" behaves as expected from the source application that created the layers.

However, take into account a PDF that does not contain layers...

You can use a preflight fixup or PitStop Pro to create layers based on the source type (lineart, image, gradient, text).

The result will be a layered PDF with content split according to it's source type - however these "layers" are really OCG! They do not have a layer or stacking order, their position/order does not affect object order (forwards/backwards). Think of them as "content filters".

So the "layers" are not really layers in the traditional sense, which is why other programs such as Illustrator do not see the layers when you open the PDF into Illustrator. This is also why InDesign does recognise the layers, as it has been designed to do so.
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Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage
Last post by Joe -
I think at this point I would try wiping out one of the Macs with this issue and then re-installing a clean Mac OS system and a fresh install of Creative Cloud. I find it futile to talk to Adobe about anything. Hence myself success of getting them to change their shortcut key for a sticky note with output preview open. ( Hint: no success at all! )

Just a thought on the Macs that are doing this. If they have wifi access enabled try turning it off and rebooting and see if the Acrobat memory hogging still occurs.
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Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat excessive RAM usage
Last post by sgrhill -
I know what you mean. Here 4 iMacs run fine with Acrobat. One doesn't.
Do you recommend another chat with Adobe? The last chat lasted 45 minutes ... with no solution.
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General Prepress / Re: Square to A4
Last post by StudioMonkey -
1. Easiest way it to simply place the 210x210 PDF in the middle of your A4 pages.  

2. With the original InDesign file you can use Liquid Layout so when you change the page size it all reflows.  Can be very messy but worth a try.  If you are in a hurry don't try to fix the pages just go back to method 1.
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General Prepress / Re: Square to A4
Last post by abc -
Easy to change just the page size to A4, but making it look good is another story.
You could centre it on A4, that might work.
You can use the PitStop Inspector to change the Page Boxes
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General Prepress / Re: Square to A4
Last post by kabeergfx -
I thought this thread was going to be a funny Chess reference.

What's so funny here :)
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Server Shut Off?
Last post by Joe -
Not running XMF here, but we reboot (shutdown, let sit a while then restart) Prinergy and all the attached servers avery Wednesday about the time 2nd and 3rd shifts are transitioning. Generally I haven't noticed much difference performance wise before and after, but if it doesn't happen there gets to be more and more odd behavior.

I try to do that every Friday night with out Prinergy and Insite servers after applying any MS updates if there are any that week. I know if you go more than a couple of weeks Prinergy starts acting wonky at times.
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Server Shut Off?
Last post by mc hristel -
Not running XMF here, but we reboot (shutdown, let sit a while then restart) Prinergy and all the attached servers avery Wednesday about the time 2nd and 3rd shifts are transitioning. Generally I haven't noticed much difference performance wise before and after, but if it doesn't happen there gets to be more and more odd behavior. 
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Server Shut Off?
Last post by andyfest -
Not really an XMF question
but do you guys shut down your servers?
Fuji told me not to, but I won't be working for 4 days wondering if I should shut it down.
I shut down all of our boxes (including the Fuji XMF Gateway server for the platestter) every night and restart them in the morning. We only have a day shift here and it's never hurt anything as far as I can tell.