Sunnyvale Small Businesses: Preparing Your Own Documents
Now that PDF has become the de facto standard for submitting files for printing, many of the problems we used to wrestle with have been eliminated.
For instance, font problems, which used to be the main reason a file would not complete raster image processing, are much rarer. In addition, the tools we have to work on PDF files are more robust, making it easier for us to fix a minor problem than to return the file to you for repair.
Can we mention our pet peeve? It is document files
that have been created using Excel
(a spreadsheet program), PowerPoint (a presentation program), or Photoshop
(an image editor). Even though we marvel at the proficiency of document creators who use these programs for page layout, we urge you not to “just do it”.
Instead, write your text in Word, give us your digital photos in good resolution, and let us do the page layout for you. You’ll save your time and end up with a better printed product. We promise.