hamei wrote:if I convert a ps file to a pdf using ps2pdf, the fonts come out sharp and clear in Irix. Also sharp and clear in Windows and when printed. But PhotoSnot doesn't like those pdf's, won't accept them as input. So if I use PhotoShit to convert from a postscript file, the fonts come out heavily blurred and washed out in Irix. Still look sort-of okay in Windows but don't print worth a crap. Wtf is the deal ?
josehill wrote:Unfortunately, I am nowhere near my machine with Photoshop 3.0.x for IRIX at the moment, but here are some questions that might lead down a useful path:
Do you have the same fonts on the IRIX machine and the Windows machine? Are they the same versions of the fonts?
Are the fonts embedded in the PostScript file?
Are the PDF files a newer version of PDF than are supported by Photoshop on IRIX?
What programs are you using to print/look at the PDFs on IRIX and Windows?
hamei wrote:However, if we are mish-mashing a few different older pdfs into a single multi-page pdf, PhotoSnot (CS2) is the easiest way I've found. You can rearrange and meddle with the individual components to your heart's content.
jan-jaap wrote:Look at pdftk. It's going to be a headache on IRIX, because it's written in Java. But it works pretty well (in Linux)
duck wrote:Well, google ("27c3 omg wtf pdf") turned up some related info about the presentation. http://blog.fireeye.com/research/2011/0 ... ement.html
hamei wrote:duck wrote:Well, google ("27c3 omg wtf pdf") turned up some related info about the presentation. http://blog.fireeye.com/research/2011/0 ... ement.html
A good lesson in what we're doing wrong ... http://printers-devil.com/notebook/pdfprintfiles.htm
For us, I think we'll skip pdf for printing and just use it for visual presentations to email. If I were really smart maybe I could learn to embed Trojans in our literature that would infiltrate unsuspecting victims and send all their bank info to us
Thanks for the reference. Interesting. The whole ps / pdf / printing thing is ... errr ... "interesting"
duck wrote: I don't have much contact with this stuff other than printing bills for my tiny consulting firm.
By a strange coincidence, however, I do it just like that. Groff (yes!) to PS to printer, PS to PDF to preview (this being largely because later versions of IRIX has that nasty GNU PS viewer whatsitsname).
I would recommed finding a way to see the video though, she's not very good at presenting it but the info is rather... interesting
Knowing as much as she does about pdf has obviously addled her brain...duck wrote:...she's not very good at presenting it...
robespierre wrote:Adobe Illustrator files up through AI8 are indeed PostScript (you can edit them with a text editor).
Font substitution never really works right because the metrics for the fonts won't match, so they won't display as the file creator anticipated.
PDF can embed fonts, which solves that problem.
BUT if you convert the problem text to outlines then the PS file will be immune to font issues. I always did this when sending print jobs to service bureaus
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