I am converting a book created by Framemaker into a PDF file before sending it to the printers. However, the pictures converted and even text is not as good as the original.The same document in word gives better printing quality.
How do you get a high quality PDF file from Framemaker for the purpose of printing?
> ... not as good ...
Firstly, what are you looking at?
Are you looking at a generated PDF?
If you are looking at the images in Frame, some image types do look awful, because FM is showing you a preview or thumbnail embedded in the file, and not the full image res.
With respect to the images, what do you mean by this?
Too coarse, too light, too dark?
And what is the format of the imported images?
> ... even text is not as good ...
That's unusual. What font (name and file format)?
> How do you get a high quality PDF file from Framemaker for the purpose of printing?
You set the PDF options as required. Chances are you're subsampling the images and making them too coarse. Or they originated as indexed color and are getting wrecked by almost any resampling.
200 dpi or higher is usually adequate for contone, and 600 dpi for bitmap. If indexed color images (and B&W can actually be indexed color), I'd go back to the originals and re-render as continuous tone EPS, TIFF (or in FM8 or later, PDF).
Many thanks for the reply.
Text looks faint ( lighter in colour than original in Framemaker).Font is Times New Roman.
Images: I am looking at images in both Frame and the source and both look a lot SHARPER than the generated PDF.
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