I've been working on a project now for a few weeks in Quark XPress 7. Usually, I'd do it in 4 but this time around there's been a fair bit of layering and transparency involved so I've had to dive into 7, most notably because it can handle psd files and alpha channels. No what I *could* do to obtain the same effect in Quark 4 is create Photoshop comps where images overlay etc, but although that's something I can whizz out at a fair old speed, it's not ideal but I get the desired visual result. The notion with 7 is that you can just plonk a psd down and be able to move it around at will. I've just finished a file which is eventually going to be a 1080p plasma screen image. On the page is some text, a four letter headline made up of individual (single layer) psd files, 2 jpegs, 3 tiffs and 2 Illustrator eps files. The physical size of all the files together weighs in at around 35Mb. If I were to do the biz in Quark 4 and dilstill it in Acrobat 5 (this is all in OS 9.2 by the way), the final PDF file would probably be 3-4Mb at press-ready quality, ready for me to jpeg it to the desired res. Quark 7 has just produced an eps file of 503Mb and a PDF of 14Mb. It took 22 minutes for Quark to produce the EPS, and 1 minute 14 seconds to create a press-ready PDF file from it in Distiller 9 (iMac 2.8, 2Gb) I'm in dispair. How do you guys produce proper PDFs from Quark XPress and what are the pitfalls of using psd files?