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How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

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How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress?

RE: How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

You can use any program that edits PDF files, such as Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Illustrator.

Be careful not to use a program like Photoshop to convert the PDF as Photoshop will rasterize the PDF file and turn it to junk.

RE: How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

Hi chaya770
    Why do you need to convert a .pdf to .eps?
    You can import a .pdf into a picture box in Quark 6.5 on the Mac with OS X and print it out same as an .eps.
    If you have a multiple page .pdf document making an eps may only give you the first page of the .pdf document.
    Whereas if you draw a picture box and "Get Picture" and click  on the .pdf file you will get get an option that if it is a multiple page document you can choose which page you want to import.
    Using Quark 6.5 on Mac with OS 10.4.7
    Hope this helps
    IMacQuarker

RE: How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

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Why do you need to convert a .pdf to .eps?
The majority of modern PDF files need to be saved down to EPS since QuarkXPress does not support the later versions of the PDF format, especially if the PDF file has layers or live transparency.

RE: How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

File > Save as EPS in Acrobat

RE: How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

...one possible workaround to get a lower version of pdf is to print to postscript from acrobat with relevant transparency flattening settings in place, and re-distill, then import the pdf into quark...

...in acrobat pro you can also make use of the pdf optimizer to make the pdf a lower version...

andrew

RE: How do I convert a PDF file to an EPS file and place it in QuarkXpress

Certain PDF files don't print well when placed in Quark, even if transparency has been flattened. For example, part of a logo might disappear for no good reason. This was a random problem in the last place I worked, and after much testing, we believe it's bug in QuarkXPress 6. No matter what way we created a PS file from Quark 6, it would always be wrong, but the same file would print perfectly from v5. Resaving as an EPS from Acrobat got rid of the problem, and it lets you save every page as a separate numbered file.

I should also say that most flattened PDFs were fine for us, but we stopped taking chances, and went exclusively to EPS.

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