[Tugindia] [OT/Commercial] Preparing PDF for offset printing [was] format for Off Set printer
Duvvuri Venu Gopal
venugopal_duvvuri at rediffmail.com
Thu Feb 10 06:28:43 CET 2011
I use OpenOffice 3.0!
On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 07:45:09 +0530 "H.S.Rai" <hsrai at gmx.net> wrote
>On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM, H.S.Rai <hsrai at gmx.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Radhakrishnan CV <cvr at river-valley.org> wrote:
>>> On 23-Oct-2010, at 4:14 PM, Sridhar M.A. wrote:
>> Thank to all who responded.
>> Now my printer is ready to experiment. He asked to give pdf, and jpg
>> of about four pages with coloured images, and he will try with that.
>The outcome of experiment is negative.
>Is it possible to do preparing job for off-set printing, with FOSS
>tool or for production there is only non-free tools. Here it my city,
>I got impression that CorelDraw is GOD. Even Goossens, Rahtz and
>Mittelbach wrote in their book "The LaTeX - Graphics Companion"
><quote page 348 last paragraph of section 9.5.1>
>... take professional advice before embarking on large-scale color
>project with LaTeX ...
It says take professional advice. It didn't say CorelDraw is GOD.!!
Inkscape is like CorelDraw. You can create cdr files with Inkscape.
>Now, may I know some body who can prepare my pdf for offset printing,
>i.e. doing pagination (I don't know exact term, it put about four
>pages in different sequence on big page), colour separation [and then
>I have to see cost factor, in addition to risk of getting it delayed,
>resistance from all around me, who find giving to agency is more
>comfortable without caring about the use of software at his end], or
>can suggest me tools / procedure to do it. I read somewhere to do that
>pagination, what now, unable to find it.
I got printed black and white pdf documents.
Using pdfpages you can paginate (arrange pages according to forms). First know how many pages to a form will come. then you can set it.
>I guess it will be much easier to do in from .tex file, but I have
>.pdf, no source .tex as .pdf is prepared by fetching data from
>database, producing openoffice document, and then exporting to .pdf
>(automatically on server side, developed as web-application)
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