Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Pagelayout Software
Upgrades are ridiculous. Level 1 works fine for most applications and uses.
The ³upgrades² that are forced onto the market are often times truly about
upgrading one thing...profits for the software and hardware manufacturers.
Remember the Illustrator ³upgrades² in the late 90¹s? They were more about
changing the quick key functionality than true version upgrades.
I will soon have my own in-house film capabilities (Linotype-Hell
imagesetter, Kodak processor) I have worked extensively with AGFA, Linotype
and Scitex systems. They all offer certain benefits. For simple film output,
the basic rip and imagesetter should be fine. It¹s possible to work with
virtually any service bureau. Knowing their limits and capabilities will aid
you in file preparation...and eliminate a lot of headaches.
There is a lot of film based equipment on the market lately as most offset
printers are quickly making the jump to direct-to-plate technology. Recent
advancements in this new technology are quickly leaving the average
film-based printer with fewer options.
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- I just came from an all-day Adobe seminar. Many of the questions that have
been bouncing around on this list were addressed, and I will try to dig
through my notes to pass along the tips I learned. If you have a chance to
see this dog and pony show from Adobe (it's free) I highly recommend it.
It's useful not only to see what the newer technology can do, but to realize
why they are building things the way they are, and how to utilize their
software to increase productivity and efficiency for more fun and fewer
headaches. Most of the day was devoted to In Design, which blows Quark and
Pagemaker right out of the water in too many ways to mention.
They also talked a lot about Acrobat 6 which is due out in May (still in
beta they said) and yes, it will solve many of the problems that have
plagued earlier versions and has way cool new features besides.
on 4/23/03 9:32 AM, Gerald Lange at bieler@... wrote:
> Just a note on this. Acrobat 6 on the Mac, which is now available, is
> not compatible with any OS before OSX. Looks like Adobe is snuggled up
> in bed with Apple again.
>> Acrobat 6 is about to be released. Perhaps it will allow more
>> It will be great when it actually works the way it claims.
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