Solved

Problem creating PDF from Pagemaker 7.0

Posted on 2004-04-19
6
686 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Hello all,

i'm trying to create a PDF file from a Pagemaker file.

We have a lot of newsletters and some of then will create the PDF, others will not. Then after a lot of research we find out that the problem is on some specific images that we have on the newsletters. So what happen, on the newsletter that does not convert to PDF, is that if u try to convert only that page with the graphic it does not convert, but if u try without that page it does. I know what graphic is, i tried to remove the graphic and then try to PDF again, it works, but we need to use that graphic.

If i go to Link Info on the graphic it says that the kind is Enhanced metafile (if this helps).

Another thing is the error message we are getting:
%%[ Error: typecheck; OffendingCommand: setcolor ]%%

Stack:
0.398
0
1
-mark-


%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

I believe it has something to do with color type of the image, but i tried a lot of things, none worked.

If i create a PS file, instead of the PDF and then try to send to distiller i get the same error.

Does anyone have a good idea? :)

Thanks a lot
0
Comment
Question by:guster5k
  • 5
6 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
The setcolor command does what it's name says: It sets the current color. Depending on the color space currently active, it takes a different number of argumets. It looks like the PostScript code contains three values (probably RGB), but the current colorspace requires a different (larger) number (probably four for CMYK). What color space is the image in that causes the problem? What color space are you outputting?
How did you insert the image?
Can you use PhotoShop and convert the image to e.g. a CMYK TIFF file and import it again?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
Comment Utility
You wrote that you've tried a lot of things, Can you please be more specific.
Thanks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:guster5k
Comment Utility
How can i check the color space of a image?
How can i check what color space am i outputting?

The image was inserted pasting ( Ctrl+V ) it onto Pagemaker.
I'll try to convert the image on Photoshop.

The things that i tried was more or less changing the settings on many places around the print options

Thanks a lot
0
Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
Comment Utility
I'm not familiar with Pagemaker, so I don't know how to either check the color space of an image (but you can certainly do this in Photoshop), or to set the output color space.
I would take the image and open it in PhotoShop and save it as CMYK TIFF, and then place this image file into the Pagemaker document.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
Comment Utility
Any success?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
Comment Utility
Can you please let me know if your problem is resolved or not. If you still don't have a working solution, you can request a refund of your points.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

PaperPort is a popular document imaging/management product from Nuance Communications (http://www.nuance.com/). It is in widespread use by both individuals (http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/paperport/index.htm) and businesses (http:/…
PaperPort has a feature called the "Send To Bar". It provides a convenient, drag-and-drop interface for using other installed software, such as Microsoft Office. However, this article shows that the latest Office 2016 apps (installed with an Office …
In this video, we show how to perform Bates Numbering/Stamping of PDF documents using Power PDF Advanced, the newest product from the Document Imaging division of Nuance Communications. There are two editions of Power PDF — Standard and Advanced. Th…
This video Micro Tutorial is the second in a two-part series that shows how to create and use custom scanning profiles in Nuance's PaperPort 14.5 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/17490/). But the ability to create custom scanning profiles a…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now