Pdf Presentation Final

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This ppt is a lengthy overview of what goes in to creating pdfs, and what sometimes makes them difficult for printing. There is some good information on how to create high quality pdfs that are up to ISO standards.

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Pdf Presentation Final

  1. 1. OPTIMIZE IT Océ North America PDFs in AEC Today
  2. 2. <ul><li>PostScript - Archiving </li></ul>PDFs in AEC Today <ul><li>What can be done? </li></ul><ul><li>Video Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Details about PDFs </li></ul>
  3. 4. a rchitecture, e ngineering, & c onstruction a rchitecture, e ngineering, ^ & c onstruction pdf s in tod a y reprographics,
  4. 5. a pdf is just a pdf , right ?
  5. 6. but, did you know ?
  6. 7. (1996) – PDF 1.2 / Acrobat 3.0 (2005) – PDF 1.6 / Acrobat 7.0 (1994) – PDF 1.1 / Acrobat 2.0 In 1993 Adobe first released the PDF 1.0 / Acrobat 1.0 format. (2003) – PDF 1.5 / Acrobat 6.0 (1999) – PDF 1.3 / Acrobat 4.0 (2001) – PDF 1.4 / Acrobat 5.0 (2006) – PDF 1.7 / Acrobat 8.0 today (2008) – PDF 1.7 , Adobe Extension Level 3 / Acrobat 9.0 9 versions then came…
  7. 8. did you know ? that in a ddition to pdf v ersions there are pdf formats ?
  8. 9. pdf/ x-1 pdf/ x-3 pdf/ x-2 pdf/ x-5 pdf/ x-4 pdf/ a pdf/ e pdf/ ua
  9. 10. then throw in compression formats…
  10. 11. Z ip r un l ength J PEG J PEG 2000 CCITT G4 CCITT G3 j big2 LZW
  11. 12. these and other factors add up to hundreds of possible pdf combinations
  12. 13. t hen layer some fonts on top of that…
  13. 15. c ompact font format mulitple master open type type 1 type 2 type 42 type 14 cid c ustom
  14. 16. wait , t here’s more
  15. 17. Bleed Box Trim Box Media Box Crop Box Art Box Page boxes
  16. 18. these MUST be “ flattened” before they can be printed pdf transparencies
  17. 19. some p df m akers can make pdfs with tens of thousands of transparencies per drawing !
  18. 20. here are links to some of the pdf makers
  19. 21. Win2pdf.com Filebuzz.com Win2pdf.com Adobe.com Dwgpdfconverter.com Verypdf.com a-pdf.com dwgtool.com fileguru.com Novapdf.com Dwg-to-pdf.software.informer.com Scibus.net PDFedit.net Foxitsoftware.com PDF-Creator.us Page-Stream.com pdfforge.org Docudesk.com PDF995.com PrimoPDF.com freePDFconvert.com Autodwg.com Print-driver.com Cadzation.com Bluebeam.com Docudesk.com Go2pdf.com Anydwg.com Pdfpdf.com opentext.com AutoDesk.com GhostScript.com OpenOffice.org
  20. 22. point is one or more of these variables can cause a pdf to be ch allenging to print
  21. 23. a pdf is just a pdf , right ?
  22. 24. and no w you k no w the answer is no.
  23. 27. a c hocolate c hip c ookie is just a c hocolate c hip c ookie right?
  24. 28. b utter s ugar v anilla e ggs f lour s alt b aking soda c hoc chips
  25. 30. version compression transparencies fonts page boxes opi forms comments annotations audio video layers 3d PostScript® elements color profiles
  26. 31. The German Flag
  27. 32. Flag of the Netherlands
  28. 33. PDF
  29. 34. PDF >70% PDF
  30. 35. PDFs A rchitect E ngineer C onsultant 1 C onsultant 2 Mixed Set
  31. 36. PDFs
  32. 37. the big three problem ingredients
  33. 38. pdf transparencies these MUST be “ flattened” before they can be printed
  34. 42. Fonts Not Embedded Fonts Application A
  35. 43. Fonts Not Embedded PDF Document font not embedded Application A
  36. 44. Fonts Not Embedded Printer A PDF Document font not embedded Application A Printer A
  37. 45. Fonts Embedded PDF Document font embedded Application A
  38. 46. Fonts Embedded Printer A PDF Document font embedded A Application A Printer A
  39. 47. Bleed Box Trim Box Media Box Crop Box Art Box Page boxes
  40. 48. <ul><li>annotations </li></ul><ul><li>forms </li></ul><ul><li>comments </li></ul><ul><li>audio </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul><ul><li>layers </li></ul><ul><li>color separations </li></ul><ul><li>color settings </li></ul><ul><li>OPI </li></ul>are other PDF v ariables that can cause issues .
  41. 49. PDFs are great!
  42. 50. What to do?
  43. 51. For making PDFs to print c onsider using a standard like ISO PDF/X-3:2002
  44. 52. PDF /X-3:2002 - doesn’t allow trans parencies - fonts must be embedded - pdf version is set to 1.3 - properly configures color - resolves any pagebox issues
  45. 54. . point is standardization will help
  46. 55. a p ost s cript : a rchiving
  47. 56. Occidental Hotel in Seattle in Feb 1884
  48. 57. After the June 6th 1889 fire in downtwon Seattle that burned 18 hours & 100 acres.
  49. 60. University of Cambridge Massachusetts Institute of Technology Carnegie Institute of Technology
  50. 62. UNIVAC
  51. 63. AEC builds history that needs to be preserved
  52. 64. for Archiving PDFs the ISO standard is the PDF/ A format
  53. 65. <ul><li>use standards - it will help </li></ul><ul><li>PDF is not just a PDF </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate archiving </li></ul>
  54. 66. An Océ North America Technology and Software Support Presentation
  55. 67. Acrobat ® Is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated

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