PostScript & Acrobat/PDF

Applications, Troubleshooting, and Cross-Platform Publishing

  • Thomas Merz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


Originally entitled the "PostScript and Acrobat Bible" in German, this handbook achieves the seemingly impossible: it covers this tricky and technical field in an entertaining manner without getting bogged down in PostScript programming. It explains how several components work together and how to deal with real-world application and operating-system problems. The author genuinely wants to assist in overcoming cross-platform barriers using MS-DOS, Windows, Macintosh or UNIX and, accordingly, neither the book nor the tools are limited to one particular platform or operating system. The 9 chapters and 3 appendixes run the entire gamut, from the very basics right up to Ghostscript and the whole is creatively designed, making use of comical illustrations. In short, essential reading for all technically minded users of PostScript and Acrobat/PDF - from PC owners wanting to get the most out of their laser printers to graphic artists with Macs to system administrators and online publishers. The accompanying cross-platform CD-ROM contains the Acrobat Reader together with other useful software tools for problem-solving and implementing the Adobe techniques. About the author: Thomas Merz has wide-ranging experience of PostScript driver development, PostScript and PDF troubleshooting, tutorials and seminars on cross-platform applications and technical consultancy on PostScript and font conversion.


Adobe Acrobat Desktop Publishing Digitale Druckvorstufe Digitale Typographie Online Publishing PDF Prepress UNIX Web Publishing Windows digital typography postscript programming typography

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Merz
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  1. 1.MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64382-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60384-6
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