>> After seeing the huge amount of confusion generated by Raster Effects in
>> FHMX, I've been thinking FreeHand users need a huge wall 'road map' showing
>> all possible (and impossible) Input/Output routes.
>> Input vehicles would include all object types, stroke types, fill types,
>> raster effects, all ink types (spot, CMYK, hexachrome) and color formats,
>> all raster image types with or without clipping paths, alpha channels,
>> layers, all file types (EPS, PDF, AI), etc.
>> Output destinations would include CMYK seps, spot seps, Postscript,
>> non-Postscript, RGB inkjets, raster formats, EPS files, SWF, PDF, etc.
>> Every possible combination of input/output would be mapped. Navigable routes
>> would be green, roadblocks red. There'd be many more roadblocks than
>> navigable routes, I'm afraid. You'd only have to run your finger along the
>> desired route to see if your chosen 'vehicle' could reach the target
>> Hmm, maybe we could turn it into a board game. Include 'Workaround
>> Detours'. For example, you'd get extra bonus points for getting an Extruded
>> objects to output to spot inks. Toll bridges could be expensive third-party
>> applications you'd need to get to your destination. The international
>> airport in the corner would take you to ... well, I don't even want to go
>> there. ;-)
>> Judy Arndt
>> Rich Hudgins wrote:
>>>From the interesting side note file:
>>>I was preparing a job to go out to a Trade Show Display vendor. Here is
>>>a snippet from their file requirements:
>>>"Acceptable Applications: Quark XPress 4,5 / FreeHand 8, 9, 10 /
>>>Illustrator 9, 10**
>>>**(Additional charges will apply - if you use the new features like
>>>transparency, or drop shadowing; it will cause major production printing
>>>problems and may result in a file that is unprintable). To eliminate,
>>>please avoid using these new features! If you need to use these
>>>features, please set up your artwork in Photoshop."
>>>So for all of you who are jealous over or snotty about Illustrators
>>>"seamless" raster effects, I guess everyone is not so happy with them.
>>>Also note that typically this vendor only deals with Ink jet Wide
>>>Format, RGB,100 DPI printing, for their output. So this has nothing to
>>>do with outputting to film, CMYK or high resolution issues.