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

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Platform Issues

Generally speaking, it’s preferable to keep a job on one platform throughout its lifespan. While sending files across platforms is not the major undertaking it once was, fonts remain an issue. If you’re using all OpenType fonts, there’s no need to worry. But if you are using PostScript or TrueType fonts on Windows, and your print service provider is Macintosh-only, you should insist on submitting your job in PDF format. While there may be Macintosh fonts with the same names as your Windows fonts, they aren’t necessarily identical in terms of font metrics, and there may be text reflow as a result of opening the job on a Mac (see Chapter Seven, “Cross-Platform Issues”). Most print service providers sensibly keep Windows files in ...

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