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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Vector Formats Not Appropriate for Print

Not all vector formats are created equal. While page-layout programs may allow you to import them, some vector file formats do not print satisfactorily.

Microsoft Windows Metafile Format (WMF)

WMF is intended for placement in applications such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. While WMF can contain both vector and raster content, it offers no support for CMYK content. Curved shapes are rendered as choppy, chiseled sections (Figure 5.2). WMF is a very limited format and simply isn’t appropriate for print.

Figure 5.2. WMF renders curved shapes as choppy approximations. While it may be acceptable in a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint file, WMF should not be used for print.

Enhanced Metafile Format (EMF) ...

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