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    Can anyone give me some clear idea about ensuring I am sending my PDF's to print using the optimum settings.

    I have recently moved from a job where I was a member of a team of designers and I took for granted that the Adobe Acrobat settings were all correct. However, now I am wholly responsible for what goes out to print - and it worries me a little - the company I am now with are a little loose with a lot of what goes out and I need to tighten up and I am a little wary of the existing settings, without knowing what's best.

    Cheers

    Steve
    A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
    The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
    The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
    The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'

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    http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...hp/t-8687.html

    generally here we keep res at 300 dpi

    and use no compression whatsoever, ok its a big fiile sometimes
    but if you cant email it you can put it on a dvd cd or flashpen
    post it or take personally to printer
    printers DO like that believe it or not

    ps

    can i have your job please mine sucks

    When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
    But in my dreams, I slew the dragon

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    • #3
      http://athleticaid.com/yaquinapress/...obat2step.html

      dont know if these will help

      the begining part is too beginer but the rest seems better
      When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
      But in my dreams, I slew the dragon

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      • #4
        Nice one Panzer - you have this job whenever mate!!! it's a pain in my ass.

        So are you celebrating this today after last nights result??
        A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
        The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
        The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
        The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'

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        • #5
          of course i am

          but i live opposite liverpool

          my brother supports manu muhhwwhhwa he will be pig sick
          When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
          But in my dreams, I slew the dragon

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          • #6
            ha ha gutted mate.

            Having said that, I'm a Palace fan - I think we're doing Europe next year - oh! no we're not… another season of mediocrity the for us. You gong to Athens???
            A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
            The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
            The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
            The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'

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            • #7
              Are you talking Distiller settings? Anyways... the whole shebang's covered here:

              http://www.quebecorworldinc.com/uplo...CS/how2pdf.pdf

              Download it, print it out, bind it into something, read it several times, keep it in your top drawer.

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              • #8
                Dammit, I'm going senile...
                Print it on a colour photocopier if you can. There's some useful transparency stuff in there.
                Also, your "Optimise" title worries me. Optimising a PDF, in Adobe-speak, is reducing the file size for online proofing, [under Advanced Editing menu> Print Production. Don't confuse this setting with Press Quality settings. Some people have more success with the Reduce File Size option, [forget where, look in the Acrobat menus]; for online proofing file-size reduction.

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                • #9
                  Nice one Frailer

                  Very useful, though I have to admit your second message completely lost me. But I'll have a good read of the PDF your linked, cheers
                  A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
                  The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
                  The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
                  The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'

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                  • #10
                    Don't want to leave any confusion. When you can, have a look at the Acrobat Help. It should explain "Optimise PDF". It's just that the term's a bit confusing. Adobe mean to "bring the file size down to send online". "Press Quality" is a better qualuty for high-end printing.
                    Hope this hasn't caused more confusion.

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