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RE: How to get Frame-specified Web-safe colors to remain Web colors in distilled PDF?

I did come up with the solution for Deborah Snavely's problem. To recap,
she had defined some colors from library definitions, originally in CMYK,
that resulted in RGB in Acrobat that didn't even begin to match the RGB
that she thought she had in FrameMaker 6.

The solution (drum-roll .................................................):

	Leave FrameMaker and edit the maker.ini file (or fmsgml.ini for FMSGML and change
	the line that says:




	Save and restart FrameMaker.

The question then comes up about what happens on the Macintosh which doesn't
have the .ini file mishagoss. Short answer is that the same types of conversions
don't occur on the Mac, but there may be some problems anyway. I shall return
(said MacArthur!) with more info, I hope.

        - Dov

At 12/8/2000 12:34 PM, Deborah Snavely wrote:
>>Basic question:
>>If the Frame doc has defined Web colors used throughout, how do I get
>>Distiller to stop changing those colors in the PDF output?
>>As part of a major template overhaul to coordinate with corporate
>>re-branding and marketing look-and-feel, I've defined our corporate Web
>>palette colors (web-safe, Netscape 216) in FrameMaker, and used them
>>such things as headings, notes, warnings, and hyperlinks in body text. 
>>And then I distill the document, and Distiller converts my carefully
>>specified 009933 and similar colors to generic blue, generic
>>RGB green, and so on. (If I wanted RGB spectrum colors, I'd have
>>them in the Frame documents...sputter, sputter.)
>>Windows 2000 Professional, FrameMaker 5.5.6/Windose, Acrobat 4.0.5
>>Distiller, Acrobat Distiller printer driver that installed with the
>>(newly installed) 4.0.5 suite. (Checking properties does NOT get me a
>>version number for the driver.)
>>Solutions tried:
>>1 Changed Acrobat Distiller Job Options.../Color to accept colors
>>unchanged. Same result.
>>2 Playing with colors in Print Separations dialog in FrameMaker print
>>dialog. Disables Acrobat settings and won't distill.
>>3 Playing with the ICM settings in the Acrobat Distiller printer
>>Resulting PS file will not distill.  
>>4 Read the Help in Acrobat Distiller on the subject of ICM and Color
>>Options. No help.
>>I bet one or more of you lovely folks has unscrewed this particular
>>new-thing-I-gotta-learn more than once. I hope!
>>Deborah Snavely

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