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Re: PDF format for layouts

9/1/2000 9:51 PM
Jon BlackstoneRe: PDF format for layouts
The bit-mapped images need to be autotraced to be converted to efficient .pdf files. I can tell you how you'd do this on the Mac platform. Maybe there are PC versions of the software.  
 
Adobe Streamline is an auto-trace program that offers a lot of control, including whether lines are interpreted as pure lines, or as long skinny rectangles.  
 
Full-featured drawing programs like Freehand or Illustrator also have pretty good autotrace features. Recent versions save directly to .pdf files.  
 
Whatever you use, there'll be some "cleaning up" to do after autotracing.