[pdftex] preflight check?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Aug 19 10:30:09 CEST 2003

At 15:48 18/08/2003 -0500, Ben Crowell wrote:
>I've got some self-published books that were done with PageMaker, and am
>now converting them to pdftex. I've converted one of them, which is one that
>I need to print a new edition of. The PDF output looks good on the screen
>and good (with one exception, see below) on output
>from my own laser printer, and I'm now ready to give it to the
>guy who does my printing and binding for me. Can anyone suggest things to
>watch out for? These folks are used to dealing with PDF, but have never
>heard of LaTeX. I warned them to use Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later (earlier
>versions are incompatible with pdftex due to a bug that garbles text inside
>embedded PDF files). One thing that I have noticed is that on the output
>from my own el-cheapo Brother printer, sometimes tall math symbols,
>like \int, \left[, and \right], get broken off on the bottom.
>They're working direct to digital on this, so although they're
>careful workers, it's not like handing off camera-ready copy to them that
>I can go over myself first.
>The source code and PDF output of the book I'm talking about are here:
>   http://www.lightandmatter.com/area1book2.html
>Thanks in advance for any advice!

You can either use the callas pdf/x check plugin or buy version 6 of 
acrobat which can preflight, and show color separation previews. (KEep 
acrobat 6 on your system because it is more accurate with regards to vector 

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