Julie Shaffer and Leonard Rosenthal have differing points of view about using Macintosh Panther OS X to create "press-worthy" PDF files
DEC 11, 2003 — Julie Shaffer of Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) says
that if you create PDF files the intuitive Mac way (by clicking the "Save As PDF" button
in the Print dialog box that comes up when you use a Mac application), the
PDF files that you get are not "press-worthy." She goes on to state
that is a way that you can make "solid" PDFs in the Mac OS X Panther environment
without using third-party PDF-creation solutions such as Distiller and JAWS, but
you can't do it by clicking the "Save As PDF" button.
But Leonard Rosenthal of PDF Sages rebuts this, complaining that Ms. Shaffer
did not define the meaning of "press-worthy" when she made her
remarks — and he goes on to say that if you assume that
the standard for "press-worthy" is PDF/X compliance,
you can in fact create press-worthy
PDF files by using the "Save As PDF" button, without using any
third-party PDF-creation software.
Who's right: Ms. Shaffer or Mr. Rosenthal? Get all the details of this lively debate
by clicking here to
get Shaffer's point of view and by clicking here
to read Rosenthal's rebuttal.