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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 6 Nov 1998 13:37:45 -0500
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>I think you may have misunderstood... when I created the postscript file, I
>CHOSE flip horizontal and invert as the file was going to a press where
>they would make negatives (film?).  I wanted to use Acrobat to view the
>file to make sure nothing got changed in the process of making the
>postscript.  So, I distilled the postscript into a PDF, and as I say, I can
>indeed view it in Reader, but only exactly as it would be transferred to
>the Linotronic where the negatives would be made.
>So the question is, is there a way of viewing it on my screen as a
>positive, or would the easiest be to just print it out, choosing flip
>horz., invert in my page setup.
>Maybe my lingo is off ... whatever,
>Willow Zuchowski
>Monteverde, Costa Rica


Don't flip and invert when you make the postscript.  Send them a full
resolution PDF (All Lossy compression turned off)  They can hit the flip
and invert buttons in Acrobat when they send it to the lino.  Acrobat 3
should work fine for any one color work you may be doing.  I would not
recommend it as a medium for full color or spot color work yet.  There was
an article in MacWorld early this year on setting up PDF as a print
transfer file medium.

If you are sending the original PS and just want to preview the results in
PDF, then you are out of luck I think.  You will have to print PS twice,
one normal and one negative.

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