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Re: PDF Doc properties


I didn't realize you could set the properties that Brian referred to in Distiller settings. I know I can set Magnification: Fit Width in the PDF Setup properties of an FM book, but the other settings he listed I've only been able to do with post-processing by hand in Acrobat. I'm still using Acrobat 5.05; if I upgraded to Acrobat 7 Pro, could I specify in my Distiller joboptions file Show: Document Title for each book?


At 03:31 PM 11/16/2005, Peter Gold wrote:
Hi, Brian:

If you have full Acrobat, look up Watched Folders in the help. You'll see how to use Distiller to create settings and place the settings file in a folder that Distiller watches as often as you set it to. From FM, then, you'd print to file, using the Adobe PDF printer driver and pointing it to the In folder of the Watched folder you set up. It will be processed according to your saved settings file. You can create as many different settings files as you have requirements for.

There's a freeware Windows FM utility called setprint from sundorne.com, that you can use to force a particular printer to be selected when you start FM, which will remove at least one step from the process.


Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

At 5:48 PM -0500 11/16/05, Brian Wesley Simmons wrote:
Howdy, folks. When we convert our FM files to PDF, we set the PDF
document properties in a particular way. For example we always want our
files to Page layout: Single Page, Magnification: Fit Width, and  Show:
Document Title.

Is there any way to save that set of properties so that we are not
continually having to fill out the same Acrobat fields over and over
again? This seems like basic functionality, but I don't know how to do

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