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Topic: The Best PDF's (Read 12952 times) previous topic - next topic

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #15

In the article Julie Shaffer states "Subset fonts in PDF files are not without problems, either. Merging multiple PDF files with subset fonts can, on rare occasions, result in missing characters in the merged PDF file. Subsetting a font will rename it, as shown above, with a random generation of six alpha characters plus the base font name. Unfortunately, Acrobat will use the first version of a particular font name that it detects, creating a problem when two PDF files that happen to have the same six-character prefix are merged within Acrobat — only the glyphs used in the first merged file will be available for all of the other sections of the file. So if a new glyph is used in the subsequent PDF file merged into the first, it will not display or print, and a blank space will appear instead."
This article was written in 2006. Does this statement hold true with the newer versions of Acrobat? We are currently using Acrobat 8 Professional.

That article was out of date when it was written!  

The problem(s) described there reflect known bugs in Adobe Acrobat versions 4 & 5 (NOT the PDF file format) - all of which were resolved by version 6.  So you quite fine with Acrobat 8 or later...

Leonard

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #16
Some good information, but as you said it's dated...
Matt Beals

Everything I say is my own personal opinion and has nothing to do with my employer or their views.


Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #18
Even if it is a bit dated, it has alot of useful information in it, so I've sent a couple of our customers who seem to struggle with PDF's there, as well as the excellent pages on "prepressure.com".

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #19
damn, two year old post!
The link from KOB is actually updated for today, July 2, 2010.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #20
Everyone who has ever crafted a PDF in their life should read this. Well-written, informative, and practical. This almost makes me what to read the book.

Bravo!

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #21
and even better, two years later...

again
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Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #23
Anyone have an updated link?

Sounds like there was some useful information in there.

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #24
This might be it.

While it had good info, a link to a 2006 article shouldn't me taken as gospel. Things have changed since it was written.

http://americanprinter.com/industry-content/hvto-industry-news/the-best-pdfs
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
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Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #25
Ms. Shaffer is on Linked-in too, if you are looking to keep in touch with her articles, etc

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #26
Friday I had a customer send a PDF asking me about the quality, fonts and such. It was fine on my end, all fonts were outlined, vector was still there.

I get the assembled file and it's one big image. I have a question in to her how just how a perfectly good PDF got so screwed up.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #27
Friday I had a customer send a PDF asking me about the quality, fonts and such. It was fine on my end, all fonts were outlined, vector was still there.

I get the assembled file and it's one big image. I have a question in to her how just how a perfectly good PDF got so screwed up.

Answer: She 'fixed' it for you!
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Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #28
I have an idea what she did, I just want to hear her answer. I mean, the file was good, why did you touch it?
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: The Best PDF's

Reply #29
Trying to show you she knows more than you do.  :sarcasm:
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