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Hello guys, I'm having hard time exporting my pages from freehand to PDF. Printer wont take anyother format but PDF. I tried many options like exporting pages as esp then going through acrobat distiller...somehow the outcome is always frustrating... Can anyone tell me what to do, my layout in freehand has images and text, I'm looking for a way to convert them to pdf...a nice quality pdf...any help is appreciated. thanx....

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    Default From Freehand to PDF

    Hello guys,
    I'm having hard time exporting my pages from freehand to PDF. Printer wont
    take anyother format but PDF. I tried many options like exporting pages as esp
    then going through acrobat distiller...somehow the outcome is always
    frustrating... Can anyone tell me what to do, my layout in freehand has images
    and text, I'm looking for a way to convert them to pdf...a nice quality
    pdf...any help is appreciated. thanx.

    DaGreenStar Guest

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    Default Re: From Freehand to PDF

    Print a postscript file (with crop marks, registration marks etc - if needed) then distill in Acrobat Distiller using Print Optimised setting.


    MurrayRL Guest

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    I've been doing some research online when I came across this site where we can
    dowload for free a program that basically does PDF's for you, you guys may
    check it out..[url]http://www.primopdf.com/...I'll[/url] try it the first thing in the
    morning..and by the way, thanx for your input Murray.

    DaGreenStar Guest

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    What OS?
    S70T5SE Guest

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    Interesting... they claim "all graphics intact'. The true test of
    serviceability will be whether or not it will handle source files with
    placed EPS's.

    The Jaws PDF Creator utilizes a very good Postscript interpreter, and
    does very well in this regard.

    [url]http://www.jawspdf.com/[/url]

    In fact, if you download their no-time-limit demo, you can use it to
    create PDF files from your other applications, and when you import
    them into FreeHand, it's a snap to delete the "DEMO' object - the only
    thing that is different from the retail version. This is VERY handy
    for porting artwork from "difficult" programs into Freehand, or for
    'ripping' EPS files that FreeHand won't open. (i.e. most EPS files)

    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...
    ______
    Ken
    ellipsis design
    (remove the _xx_'s)
    Ken Kehl Guest

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    Best way to create your pdfs is using Distiller. Diwnload and install thez
    Postscript Print Driver and acrobat Distiller PPD from
    [url]http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html[/url]. Install both of them, there
    are instructions somewhere on Adobes website on how to do this, can't remember
    the URL. Create a postscript file by selecting Postscript as your printer then
    printing to file. The resulting .ps file will be converted to .pdf by Distiller.

    Just be sure to check all the print/job options in Freehand and Distiller are
    correct before creating the .pdf.

    Hope this helps

    mpjx Guest

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    Made a mistake in the above post (it's late here). "Text" in the above post is a link to the adobe main download page.
    mpjx Guest

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