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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Henrik

     

    Virtually on every single occassion where I can check the sources of Apple handiwork it has been not done with Apple software.

     

    The plague of talking to many Apple Store staff is that aside from iOS apps they mostly don't use Apple products either.

     

    When they showcase Apple software too often it is all theory, not practice. That ends up in way the software and the OS work/don't work.

     

    Peter

  • Henrik Holmegaard Level 3 Level 3

    For what it's worth, the Apple country manager for Denmark, who is Danish, previously worked as the Adobe world wide evangelist in the period 1998-2004. Similarly, EAC Graphics, a wholly owned and operated division of Østasiatisk Kompagni, was the world wide distributor for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen until 1994 in the Americas and until 1998 in Africa, Asia and Eurasia including Denmark - it was a Danish sales organisation that sold Adobe and Linotype fonts into the Danish market. Again, similarly, Kommunedata A/S, Danish Standards, the Danish National Language Council, and the Ministry of Culture and Nordic Co-operation blocked the universal character set for three years over the issue of encoding language in the character set, to the frustration of the Unicode people. It is widely believed, not least by Danes, that Denmark is at the cutting edge of digitalisation. Any study in the sociology of the information sciences will soon conclude that Danes, including Danes with university education, are no different from German, Frenchmen, Italians or indeed Americans in having not the slightest clue about computerised telecommunications ... -:)

     

    /hh

  • JVesely010 Level 1 Level 1

    For the future seekers of the higher res PDF... What barely sufficed for my needs was the 300DPI PDF (vs. the typical 72 DPS pages wants to pass off).

     

    What you want to do is PRINT to PDF.

     

     

     

    To do this, go to file>print then change your paper quality to "Best" or some comparable setting.
    Hit the PDF button in the bottom and save as PDF instead.  This will produce a high[er] resolution image.

     

     

     

    Hope this helps... CHEERS!

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    That doesn't help where there is any transparency in the document.

     

    Any shadows, reflections, 3D objects, transparent bitmaps, fancy frames etc will be rendered as 72dpi.

     

    Peter

  • lucas.braakhuis Level 1 Level 1

    One can also select the option 'Save as Adobe PDF'. This then allows you to alter your pdf quality.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Lucas

     

    There is no such thing as 'Save as Adobe PDF'.

     

    There is only Print to PDF and Export to PDF essentially the same thing. Export has 3 levels of Quality but none will improve transparency resolution.

     

    Peter

  • lucas.braakhuis Level 1 Level 1

    Perhaps you have a different version of pages?

    I have the 5.2.2 version. Do you also have Adobe Reader installed?

     

    This is what the menu looks like for me.

     

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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    lucas.braakhuis wrote:

     

    One can also select the option 'Save as Adobe PDF'. This then allows you to alter your pdf quality.

    Provided that Adobe reader is installed, otherwise that option does not exist.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    I have Adobe Pro installed which lets you edit and modify the pdf once created.

     

    Adobe Reader is pointless. You are double passing the pdf through Print in the mistaken belief that it still works like OS9 which created a postscript file before converting it to pdf.

     

    In OS X the system starts with a pdf file.

     

    Peter

  • lucas.braakhuis Level 1 Level 1

    Dear Peter,

     

    I don't seem to get your point...

    Are you suggesting one needs to have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed in order to save as Adobe PDF?

    If I continue there is the opportunity to chose out of several options, which let you determine the quality.

    With the highest settings I can't see the difference between a 4K picture and the "created" PDF file when zooming in and looking at details.

     

    Lucas

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    If you Print to pdf using Apple's standard PDF option that will give you the equivalent of Export to PDF "Best" option, which does not alter the resolution of images in Pages.

     

    But if there is any transparency in the document the resolution of the transparency will be 72dpi.

     

    This has all been covered multiple times in this thread.

     

    Using Adobe Acrobat's Distiller simply takes Pages' pdf output (which has the low resolution transparency) turns it into a postscript file and then rerenders the file back to a pdf file again, which is utterly pointless, but some people think is actually improving matters. It is not.

     

    All of this is readily determined with a few test files, which I did long ago.

     

    Peter

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