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Print from Pagemaker in Classic to PDF Classic
When you are running Classic, you have switched to the Adobe printer in the Chooser, and you try to File/Export a Pagemaker document to PDF, Pagemaker works for a few seconds, and then opens Acrobat Distiller. Distiller then works for a few seconds, but then stops with an error message.

To work around this, click the Pause button which shows in Distiller as soon as it opens. In the same folder with your original file (which, of course, should be a copy of your real original), you will find a temporary file called myfile.ps. Now open this PostScript file with Preview, and Preview will automatically convert it to a PDF. Save it now and unpause Distiller. The PostScript file disappears, but you are left with the PDF.
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Print from Pagemaker in Classic to PDF
Authored by: dsimmons on Apr 05, '06 08:32:52AM

The way I get around this is similar but it might be a lttle more efficient. Instad of exporting as PDF, you print and change it to save as a PostScript file. You can then open the PostScript file in Preview, and it will convert to PDF. Once again, I am SO grateful to have PDF as the metafile format and preview as such a useful app in OSX.



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Print from Pagemaker in Classic to PDF
Authored by: emendelson on Apr 06, '06 03:57:34AM

A one-step method for building a PDF writer "printer" for Classic and OS X 10.4 (based on an earlier hint found here), may be found at:

http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/macintosh.html#tigerpdfprint.




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