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    The Old way vs. The New Way (97 and >)

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    Back in the 1990s, I used to work for Kinko's, a place where one could make photocopies of documents, finish their presentations and print and bind them for distribution to attendees, and do general office type support work.

    Back them, we used to ask the client to provide a Postscript (PS) file of their presentation, so that we can make a PDF file out of it. This PS file had to be made using a color printer driver, or a black and white laser printer driver to match the output desired.

    My questions:

    1) Is a postscript file necessary to make PDF files nowadays?
    2) If # 1 is yes, must we use a specific printer driver for the desired effect on the output, color printer driver for color, laser printer driver for high quality?
    3) If # 2 is yes, how does one install printer drivers that are generic enough knowing that one can not simply own each type of printer ever made!

    4) Are there any default settings in Adobe Acrobat that would eliminate the need for printer drivers?

    Thanks for any help, and for the Admin team, <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> if I posted this message in the wrong section, please feel free to move it.

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    Re: The Old way vs. The New Way (97 and >)

    These people may be able to help. Adobe Acrobat Forum

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    Re: The Old way vs. The New Way (97 and >)

    We use the PostScript drivers for our LaserJet printers. If I print "to file," perhaps I get a dialect of PostScript that Acrobat can read? I really don't know. It seems much easiser to print directly to PDF. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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