7848Re: [wpmac] Re: BasiliskII-based WPMac system
- Jun 1, 2013John
PrintToPdf worked when adobe and laserwriter 8 were causing a version of
SheepShaver to crash with the then version of OSX. The current
SheepShaver print routine works fine, so printtopdf is there as a back
up. It's also useful if, like me, you need a pdf so that you know all
the footnote cross references for wen the WP file is saved as Word
because that is what the publisher insists on - much easier to work with
the pdf and the Word file to make sure Word has all the right footnote
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> John R <mailto:johnrethorst@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 1 June 2013 23:17
> My package includes SmoothType, a nice control panel that smooths
> better than Apple's Appearance.
> I looked at PrintToPDF some time ago, and concluded that the
> restricted number of fonts it supports was a substantial limitation --
> of course, not if it supports fonts you use. But is it much faster
> than the Laserwriter 8 driver plus opening in Preview?
> It's also interesting that PrintToPDF doesn't embed fonts. I don't
> understand that part of things -- Laserwriter 8 gives you the option
> of embedding fonts. When I re-released my Scripting Guide in PDF
> format, I embedded fonts, thinking formatting would then be accurate
> and not dependent on the user's fonts. But I was told the Guide opened
> up as gibberish on some machines. Ed suggested not embedding fonts, so
> I replaced it with a PDF file without embedded fonts and have had no
> complaints. I would have thought things would go exactly the other way.
> Are there other advantages to PrintToPDF relative to Laserwriter 8?
> John R.
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> Geoff Gilbert <mailto:geoff@...>
> 27 May 2013 15:29
> Not certain if these are now included in the start up pack, but I know
> I used them before you incorporated (if you already have) -
> SmoothType, Dialog View and PrintToPdf. The latter two are Jim
> Walker's and I think are free. DialogView is the most useful.
> Apologies if these are standard already - and 12 seconds is very
> impressive in the days of OSX Bloat
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