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"Christina L. Jordan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Jan 1998 15:00:35 -0800
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Happy New Year greeting to all!

First, thanks to all you helpful list server member for you help last
summer on my request for scanners and monitor purchasing information.  I
definitely remember that thanks are due to James Charley, Wendy Hiller Gee,
Chris Gralaap, Britt Griswold, Gail Guth, Frank Ippolito, Catherine Sexton,
Cindy Shaw, and Clara Simpson, as well as probably others whom my early
onset Alzheimer's prevents me from thanking personally.  Unfortunately, we
have yet to purchase the cross platform hardware, since the transition from
Mac to Windows NT has been put on hold for now by my employers.  Otherwise,
I'd love to let those interested parties such as Frank know how my "little
cross O/S network behaves."

I now have another question that I hope that others more knowledgeable than
I might be able to answer.  I created a 32-page, 4-color magazine in Quark
XPress 3.32.  After I created the file, my employers decided that they
would like to put the magazine on our College's web site.  Since I don't
yet have the PDF Design Extension that allows one to save a Quark XPress
document directly as a PDF, we are attempting a beat-around-the-bush
approach.  I printed my Quark file as a PostScript file, and our local web
master then generated a PDF file using Acrobat Reader.  This worked fine,
except that any object created in Quark that I assigned either a Pantone
color or a CMYK emulation of a Pantone color appeared as a shade of gray or
black in the PDF.  Oops!

I then tried opening up my Quark file, selecting a test Pantone color in
the file and editing it by changing it from a Pantone model to an RGB
model, no color separation, figuring that the PDF might not have access to
Quark's Pantone library specifications.  Still didn't work.  All color in
the linked CMYK Photoshop scans and any eps files created in Freehand is
read properly in the PDF; any color created locally in Quark is not.  (I
did check to make sure that I specified to print the file as color/gray
scale in the "Print..." dialogue.)

Does anybody (oh, please!?) have an answer to what we're doing wrong, and
how to fix it?

Many thanks in advance for your time and creative ideas.


Christina L. Jordan, Principal Illustrator
University of California, Berkeley
College of Natural Resources
Dean's Office
101 Giannini Hall #3100
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100
Phone: 510/642-4167, FAX: 510/642-4612
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