Chapter 13. Managing Print Jobs

There’s no question that PDF files have greatly impacted the way we do business. And there is no doubt that they will continue to do so. Perhaps the area where the greatest and most obvious improvements have been made is printing.

In the not-so-distant past, it could be very difficult to produce a professional product—such as an advertisement—without involving a third party, who would typeset it for you in the format required by the publication. It would be simply too time consuming to learn all the various programs and too expensive to own them all, especially for a small business.

Recently, a number of standards have been developed that define specific characteristics and features to ensure that electronic content ...

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