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"Clara R. Simpson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 4 Dec 1997 10:47:12 -0600
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>I think you are still under a miss-impression, Illustrator 7 does not
>handle image files much differently than Illustrator 6.  EPS files have
>always been linked in the "Place" fashion, and resizing an image is the
>same as it has always been, not like Quark at all.  I think when I say
>Illustrator could be compared to Quark, it would be a poor comparison.
>Illustrator is not a page layout package, and really does not behave like
>one, But you can lay A singe page out in it.  Its behavior is not radically
>different than Illustrator 6, except they change all the keyboard short
>cuts and messed up the choosing of colors.  I would wait for Illustrator 8
>before spending my own money on this product.  They made 7 cross platform
>with PCs (they got a radical upgrade of features on the PC Side) but the
>Mac Side is "HoHum" upgrade wise, and frankly less intuitive to use than

got it.  I'll wait.  That is what I thought after last summer anyway.

>>Is there a cheaper but equally good color alternative to an IRIS?
>If you can find a service that offers color calibrated output off of any of
>the Tektronix printers, or a Dye Sublimation print that is set to proof
>like a press, these would work OK for checking color.  Call some of the
>PrePress service companies and see what they can offer.  Though I
>understand a lot of printers are integrating the PrePress work back into
>their own shops. That is making it harder for PrePress houses to survive.

ya, the printer I use does his stuff in-house, but this is a book and I am
a small piece.



hey, could you Send me that address for the Dragonfly page again, I copied
it down wrong or something going from one computer to another...

Clara R. Simpson
Zoology Illustrator
Field Museum
Chicago, IL  60605

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