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Re: Graphic Formats

At 11/2/98 09:36 AM , Hutchings, Christa wrote:
>(Cross-posted to both frame lists)
>I know this has been discussed quite a bit lately, but my head is
>spinning trying to keep it all straight. Can someone please summarize
>the pros and cons of different graphic formats in Frame?
>Here's our situation:
>We are using FM 5.5.3 on WinNT. Our in-house printer is a HP LaserJet
>5SI/5SI MX PS. Our drawings are created in Corel 7, then passed to me. I
>open them in Corel 8 and export to WMF, which I then import by reference
>into FM. The printed resolution on these is less than desired, so I have
>tried converting them to EPS and importing the EPS file into FM. The
>printed resolution using EPS graphics is even worse than WMF.
>Someone suggested that I turn on the "low resolution images" option in
>the print dialog box, but my images then print out as gray boxes.
>I'd love to know if there is quick and easy fix for my printing woes. By
>the way, we will be providing our docs to our printing vendor in PDF
>format (and also placing the PDF files on our web site), so I need a
>graphics format that works well with PDF.

It would seem that the easiest thing for you to do would be to 
directly export your CorelDRAW drawings in EPS format as opposed to
exporting as WMF and something using something else to "convert" them
to EPS. EPS output via FrameMaker and virtually every other program
on the market should not be at all effected by "low resolution images"
boxes or the like. The question I would have is whether in fact you
are printing out via PostScript on your LaserJet 5siMX or whether you
are using the PCL drivers. If you are using the PCL drivers, you would
only be printing TIFF previews as opposed to the actual EPS.

	- Dov

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