Portable document files (PDF's) are used in many types of environments; such as, office, world wide web, and desktop publishing to name a few. PDF technology allows electronic documents to become truly portable. PDF files maintain their original look and feel across various computer systems and platforms. PDF use in a prepress environment was tested by creating various electronic mechanicals with numerous file formats and having these PDF files imaged across the country on various high resolution imagesetting devices. It has been determined that PDF files can be used in a prepress environment at this point in time in some situations.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electronic publishing; Portable document software; Text processing (Computer science); Adobe Acrobat

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


Schneider, Emery


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: Z286.E43 C667 1995


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