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To: Jay Rush <jrush@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Why Upgrade to & Some Information About Acrobat 7!
From: Dov Isaacs <isaacs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 15:44:31 -0800
Jay, Color Chameleon performs at least two functions by preprocessing the PostScript prior to distillation. It can convert RGB color to CMYK and it can map certain RGB combinations into spot colors. The capability of creating CMYK PDF from RGB PostScript is now a function within Distiller for Acrobat 7 Pro and no extra step is at all involved. However, the function of mapping certain defined RGB combinations into spot colors is not available with the Distiller. If you are using spot colors in FrameMaker and want those to remain in the resultant PDF, you will need a product such as Color Chameleon or Enfocus Pitstop. The latter can covert to spot colors after distillation. - Dov At 12/2/2004 05:32 AM, Jay Rush wrote: >I agree with TechComm Dood. Excellent summary. Right now, I'm most >interested in your fifth point. > >(5) Acrobat 7 Pro's Distiller provides the capability to properly >convert FrameMaker's RGB PostScript into CMYK PDF at distillation >time via joboptions without the need of any third party programs >or Acrobat post-processing plug-ins. (Still no simple way to handle >spot color without such Acrobat post-processing plug-ins such as >Pitstop!) You can even produce a valid PDF/X-1a file directly >from FrameMaker via the "save as PDF" feature!! > >We started doing marcom stuff in addition to techcomm stuff a few years >ago, and because we're most skilled in Frame and because we wanted to >single-source content as much as possible, we do our glossy data sheets, >catalog, and fluffy guides and brochures in Frame as well. So, we deal >with the RGB thing. We purchased Colour Chameleon (CC) to fix our colors, >and we love it. It's an extra step, but it's well worth it. > >So put on your "marketing shill" hat and tell me why, if I upgrade to >Acrobat 7, I then won't need to get the latest Acrobat 7 compatible >version of CC. (Hey, we'll probably upgrade to 7 anyway, give it a try, >and if we then think we need or want CC, we'll get it, too, but I'm hoping >you can shed some light on the RGB to CMYK/Pantone features and how they >compare to CC.) > >Thanks in advance, > >Jay ** To unsubscribe, send a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxx ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **