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Running OS 10.2.3/Freehand MX/Adobe Acrobat 5 on Mac G4 I am trying to PDF a postscript file. I had been using Mac OS9/Freehand 8. In that situation when I went to postscript a file I could choose "Print to file", "Freehand 8" and I would be given the print settings to choose my own "PPD(s)". I now do not find that option in Freehand MX. I have PPDs loaded for two printers I have in-house and their descriptions are in the libraries. Distiller seemed to have loaded in Classic... could this be a contributing factor? Is this a driver, PPD, ...

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    Default Acrobat Distiller Print Choices OSX/FH MX

    Running OS 10.2.3/Freehand MX/Adobe Acrobat 5 on Mac G4

    I am trying to PDF a postscript file. I had been using Mac OS9/Freehand 8. In that situation when I went to postscript a file I could choose "Print to file", "Freehand 8" and I would be given the print settings to choose my own "PPD(s)". I now do not find that option in Freehand MX.

    I have PPDs loaded for two printers I have in-house and their descriptions are in the libraries.
    Distiller seemed to have loaded in Classic... could this be a contributing factor?

    Is this a driver, PPD, postscript, Freehand issue... ? HELP!


    bh_designer webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: Acrobat Distiller Print Choices OSX/FH MX

    To create a PS file in FHMX, try these steps:
    a. do a File > Print
    b. choose "Output Options" from the "Copies & Pages" drop down menu
    c. check the "Save as File" option then choose "PostScript" in the Format
    drop down menu

    You can also create an EPS file (File > Save As > Editable EPS) and open the
    same in Adobe Distiller.

    If you need to create a PDF file straight from FHMX, you can simply do
    either of the following:
    a. File > Print then click the "Save As PDF" button
    b. File > Export > PDF

    MMTS-EddizonB



    "bh_designer" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bmevja$3fo$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Running OS 10.2.3/Freehand MX/Adobe Acrobat 5 on Mac G4
    >
    > I am trying to PDF a postscript file. I had been using Mac OS9/Freehand
    8. In that situation when I went to postscript a file I could choose "Print
    to file", "Freehand 8" and I would be given the print settings to choose my
    own "PPD(s)". I now do not find that option in Freehand MX.
    >
    > I have PPDs loaded for two printers I have in-house and their descriptions
    are in the libraries.
    > Distiller seemed to have loaded in Classic... could this be a contributing
    factor?
    >
    > Is this a driver, PPD, postscript, Freehand issue... ? HELP!
    >
    >

    eddizonb Guest

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    Default Re: Acrobat Distiller Print Choices OSX/FH MX

    I've been having similar problems and posted same a couple of days ago.

    since your post was in October - did you find a solution??

    I'm going mad here trying to figure out why I can sometimes get the full print dialog box and sometimes get a really basic version which doesn't allow me to select my PPD

    Any help more that apprecaited - [email]steveadvent.es[/email]


    stickleback webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: Acrobat Distiller Print Choices OSX/FH MX

    Mac OS X changes the way you select PPDs. You need to set up a 'formatting
    printer' to access PPDs for printers that you don't actually have.

    See the technote from Apple:
    [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=34886[/url]

    Hope this helps.

    Judy Arndt

    stickleback wrote:
    > I've been having similar problems and posted same a couple of days ago.
    >
    > since your post was in October - did you find a solution??
    >
    > I'm going mad here trying to figure out why I can sometimes get the full print
    > dialog box and sometimes get a really basic version which doesn't allow me to
    > select my PPD
    Judy Arndt Guest

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