PostScript Saving Problem with Large Files

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  1. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    In 10.3 we have major printing issues with large files. REALLY large files.
    Most importantly, we can't seem to make postscript files at all using the print dialogue's save as PostScript function. They just make 0 KB files.

    There are no errors or anything. This is usually from Quark 6 and the files are REALLY big... like 1 - 2 GB when they're fully rastered, but the same thing happens when we try to make the postscript file from 5 pages instead of the whole file.


    Anyone else having a problem like this, or know the solution?
     
  2. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    just a thought, but if you've got Adobe Distiller, try this instead:

    in Quark under Preferences -> PDF, check "Create PostScript File for later Distilling" instead of "Direct to PDF" (and maybe bump up the virtual memory while you're at it.)

    then select File -> Export as PDF. you get finer control over your PS options this way then with OS X's built-in PDF function, and the eventual PDFs should be smaller as well. once you've exported as a PostScript file, use Distiller to create the PDF.
     
  3. Forced Perfect thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    We use the Postscript method because the PDFs that Quark makes are so bad.
     
  4. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    right you are. but those instructions will produce a PostScript file that you then distill. like i said, you get a lot more control over your output that way.

    i'm in the production dept. at a publishing company and all of our files are exported to PS from Quark and then Distilled with full X1a compliance. give it a shot.
     

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