What are you putting in your PDF files?

PDF files are generally judged on how they appear. The problem is that a well-crafted PDF (basically, one that works) and a horrible PDF (one that doesn’t) can look identical onscreen. Mark Stephens from IDRsolutions explains how to spot the difference and why it matters…

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Pixel Perfection When Rotating, Pasting And Nudging In Photoshop

  When creating Web and app interfaces, most designers slave over every single pixel, making sure it’s got exactly the right color, texture and position. If you’re not careful, though, some common functions like moving, rotating and pasting can undo your hard work, resulting in a blurry mess. But with some small changes to your workflow,…

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PDF Accessibility and InDesign CS5.5

InDesign CS5.5, brings with it several improvements. Several that you don’t have to do anything about. They’re just there, and work! You can continue using the same workflows. Accessible PDF documents is one such area. You can create accessible PDFs for Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, or other software such as screen readers. InDesign CS5.5 automatically…

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Surviving the Technological Onslaught: Effective Print Media Tactics

The mere fact that people still like the feel of paper and print is not enough for print media to overcome the many advantages of Web media. This is true not just for regular publications like newspapers and magazines, but basically for any sort of print media, even marketing flyers and brochures. Tags: _GUIND (Removed)…

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EDITORIAL: Most PDF viewers can’t handle PDF/X

Report cards are in after VIGC recently tested PDF viewers for compatibility with PDF/X (PDF-based standards for printing). Sadly, the most common grade was “F”. Dan Shea sings a few bars in praise of the humble Adobe Reader, and explains why you might want to save a little extra hard drive space to use it…

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