I just purchased Adobe Acrobat 4.0 because I was told (and the promo blurbs promised) that I could convert ANY document to PDF format without changing its original appearance. I am discovering that there may be more qualifiers to that statement than I anticipated. Either that, or I don't understand how to do it.
First, I discovered that documents created in certain programs will not automatically convert in Adobe ~ they have to be saved in a different format (i.e. tiff or jpeg), then converted. Also I am discovering that in MANY of my documents (if not all of them) containing text, the text appears and prints pixelated, or jagged once it is converted into the PDF format.
I am not an expert with Adobe ~ Acrobat is the only program of theirs that I have. I purchased it thinking that by converting documents to the PDF format they would be available to send to the printer. I am just getting started with a small graphics design business, and am using programs such as Corel Photo House, Print House, and Jasc Paint Shop Pro 5 to create my designs. I know these are not necessarily the best programs to use, but I am trying to start small and work my way up to the more costly programs such as Photoshop and PageMaker or InDesign. I thought Acrobat would be a satisfactory bridge until I could afford those programs to create my designs in. Am I doing something wrong in using the program, or is Adobe Acrobat limited in the way it handles text?