Original Article Date: June 11, 2003
Not happy with the results when using Acrobat's PDFwriter? Try these postscript drivers that have been optimized to use with Acrobat Distiller. With many thanks to Jim Haney for this contribution!
Here are three plot drivers that will produce postscript plot files that can be used with Acrobat Distiller to create high quality PDF files from MicroStation V8.PS2PDFSMALL.PLTThis driver has page size, line weights and styles optimized for both Letter (A-size) and Tabloid (B-size) output.PS2PDFLARGE.PLTThis driver handles up to E-size sheets with line weights and styles correspondingly increased for use on the larger sheets.PS2PDF8550LASER.PLTIn order to accomodate an HP8550GN color laserjet printer - which uses dry color toner and results in thinner line weights - the line weights in this driver have been been bumped up to suit.Note that all of the drivers were optimized for use on various 600 DPI Hewlett-Packard plotters such as: 1055CM, 2500CP, 750CM and 2500Cxi color inkjets. The following image is a screen shot of a PDF file created from Acrobat Distiller which in turn used a postscript file created in MicroStation with PS2PDFSMALL.PLT.
These plot drivers are supplied as is. AskInga, Bentley Systems Inc., and the author of these plot drivers assumes no liability for damages direct, indirect, or consequential, which may result from the use of these plot drivers. Use these plot drivers at your own risk.
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