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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.


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