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Emil programs
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PDF to ID
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Windows / Re: Emil programs
Last post by StudioMonkey -
Just installed Thunderbird on new macs and no problems so far.  Better than mac Mail that's for damm sure.
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Windows / Re: Emil programs
Last post by baritone -
i go for thunderbird. I been using it when it was formally called Mozilla suite back in the 90's. Always used it.
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General Prepress / Re: PDF to ID
Last post by StudioMonkey -
Save the text as an RTF and export all of the images from the PDF. Be sure your preferences are setup correctly for this before you do it.
This is how I would do it.  It can be a lot of work but if this is to be an ongoing job it would be worth it.  

The text will need to be reformatted when you reimport it.  To save time redoing the layout I would create another layer for the PDFs and lock it.  Then you have position for all the text and graphics and can see right away if the text has reflowed.
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Good luck with that. I root for anyone trying to escape printing.
Thank you Joe. Not too long to retirement anyway. Just cruising till the end. (which is very close)
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General Prepress / Re: Convert Scitex LW/CT format to something usable?
Last post by Joe -
Good luck with that. I root for anyone trying to escape printing.
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All good Joe. Thank you. Reversed back to the old Prinergy 7.1. Having fonts issues with clients for now. Better this way. Busy as usual and more busy with my other passion. Baking sourdough bread. Love it. Considering a change in life. Prepress is too much for an old guy like me. Starting to have really enough.
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General Prepress / Re: Convert Scitex LW/CT format to something usable?
Last post by Joe -
Doesn't Prinergy do that with old Brisque files?

Yeah if you have that license.

Good to hear from you Adriano. Hope all is going well.
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Doesn't Prinergy do that with old Brisque files?
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Years ago we used a program called Shira that would convert them into about any format you could think of but I haven't seen or heard anything about that program for years. And it was high dollar software from an Israeli company. We used to convert from Scitex CT/LW to Linotype-Hell CT/LW. But it could also convert to PC/Mac formats as well. Photoshop can open the CT if that helps any. And there used to be a photoshop extension for opening the LW files but I can't remember what it was called. It was many moons ago and I think we were on Photoshop 3 or 4 back then.
My new compadre here says he used to use Shira. "I may have it in my garage at home...I've got all sorts of crap in there..."
He's not joking; when they closed their pp bureau doors he got all the equipment. If there's a pp museum starting up somewhere, his stuff would be a good base point.

DaiNippon drum scanners, Fujifilm flatbeds... you name it.
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General Prepress / Re: PDF to ID
Last post by Joe -
From Acrobat you can save it to a Word doc. I'm sure it will be OK. :sarcasm:

I've actually done this before when I just had a bunch of page edits to make to a long document and the customer only had the PDF. Luckily, the original was done in Word to begin with so it maintained its integrity perfectly. I was impressed.

I tried it on a complex PDF before that originated from Quark and it was a complete and total mess. I've tried to save as HTML before too and that doesn't work worth a damn either.