[pdftex] output conversion

Jiri Osoba osoba at jablotron.cz
Fri Apr 6 10:02:34 CEST 2001

From: Ulrich Dirr <ud at art-satz.de>

> Assume the situation that my service bureau can't output my PDF
> and ask for PostScript files.
> What is the best and recommended procedure:
> a) using Acrobat export options,
> b) using \pdfoutput=0 and some DVItoPS postprocessor?

You will have to convert pictures to EPS and do additional work.

> What comes immediately to my mind are the following concerns.
> What informations will I loose (conversion is conversion) or what
> should I beware of?
> Especially I'm wondering what a postprocessor and even Acrobat
> (when exporting PS) might think about the expanded fonts that are
> (\pdffontexpand 30 5 1000) and how it will handle these fonts (e.g.
> embedding).
> And may be there're other concerns?!

I prefer Acrobat PostScript output or (better) pdftops from xpdf. I'm
nearly sure that you won't lose anything from your document for
printing using this way.


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