I can do some PHP, but when it comes to graphics I'm a true
hack. There, I said it. I have a nice quality, large 3MB PDF file,
that prints fine 8.5x11. I need to add a simple logo at the bottom
of it, and only have Fireworks CS3 to do this. When I open the PDF
in FWorks, (it opens as a PDF, within FWorks) it looks like it has
lost so much quality, so I print a copy and save it and yes, it is
now only about 600K. I don't have to save it to be bad quality,
just when it opens it already is. Where do I control this, if I
can, so that the opened document is of the same quality as the
original PDF? Also, if I get it to be good quality, what should I
save it as (this is a flyer for printing, not for the web). PDF,
Thanks so much in advance. I missed FedEx yesterday and have
one more chance to print to the distant FedExKinkos.
You don't have the
original graphic? The .pdf format is for output...it isn't
really intended to be a graphics format.
Try this: open the .pdf in Reader, click on the image to
highlight it, press CTRL-C to copy. Go to Fireworks, press CTRL-N
for a new image (FW should figure out the size you need, accept the
sizes), then press CTRL-V to paste the image into FW.
If you're going to print, then Fireworks is not the right
program to use because FW doesn't have color management.
Anyway...since your original image was a .pdf, go with that. (Of
course, once you get your image in to FW and get your logo added
on, save a copy of this new source material.)