Creating PDF Files That Work In Newspapers

Oct 31, 2003 at 03:09 pm by staff


I spent the weekend in Edmonton, Alberta with the staff of the newspaper association. The task was pretty straightforward. Jeff Beardsworth, association advertising director, wanted an in-house method of preflighting PDFs that arrive from ad agencies. Additionally, a system for correcting minor technical errors was to be initiated to ensure that the ads being transmitted to newspapers would print without causing problems. The goal was not to fix every problem with every PDF file. The goal was to be able to find problems in PDF files and determine whether they should be corrected at the source (ad agency) or in-house. There are several software applications on the market geared toward converting colors in PDF files, resampling files, removing OPI comments and more. The question is,

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