Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

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sarahlou
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by sarahlou » 03 Jun 2004, 16:22

I am having a terrible time trying to export Quark files to PDF. It tells me I need a Distiller Printer Description File! What is that, and do I have to have Distiller in order to get this feature to work?

sarahlou

Streak
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by Streak » 03 Jun 2004, 16:30

What operating system are you using?

sarahlou
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by sarahlou » 03 Jun 2004, 16:46

I'm using Windows xp

Rhea
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by Rhea » 03 Jun 2004, 16:49

I ran into the same problem..
and.. the soln is -
In Qxp Preferences, go to pdf pref and click on 'options', under 'output' tab select the ppd.. 8)

Hope this helps

myfavoriteletterisb
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by myfavoriteletterisb » 03 Jun 2004, 16:54

I believe v5 used acrobats distiller engine to create pdfs, unlike the built in engine in v6.

If you dont have acrobat and dont want to buy it, you can set up a free (and less powerfull) pdf engine. check out the following site for more info: http://www.pdf995.com/

B

sarahlou
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by sarahlou » 03 Jun 2004, 17:05

I tried doing the QX prefrences to no avail. The download worked, though. Thank you very much!

:lol:

Rhea
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by Rhea » 03 Jun 2004, 17:08

Sarah .. I didnt realise that u don't have distiller installed..

Good luck!

sarahlou
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Exporting to PDF with Quark 5

Post by sarahlou » 03 Jun 2004, 17:13

Not a problem. I got it fixed, and now i can continue on in blind bliss. Thank you both for all of your help and quick respnses.

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