Changing Printer Output Settings
You can change various settings to
optimize the quality and file size of your PDF. These settings only
apply to the
current printer output (ie the data just received from the
printer, but not yet converted to a PDF). You cannot change these
settings for a PDF file that has already been saved.
You can reduce the file size by choosing a
lower quality setting.
This savings is achieved by down sampling
high resolution pictures in your document to a lower resolution and by
increasing the compression ratio for pictures. Viewing the PDF
document at 100% zoom with Low Quality will maintain the original
picture quality, but the details will be lost when zooming in.
This setting will have no effect on
documents which do not have pictures. Picture quality and resolution
cannot be improved from the original picture. The resolution of the
pictures are decreased to 150 dpi (Good setting) or 75 dpi (Low
setting). The resolution of the original picture is maintained if you
select High or Very Good settings.
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Force all to RGB. This option will
force all objects to the RGB color model. This is the standard way of
representing color objects and pictures and will keep pictures
smaller. This is suitable for onscreen viewing and normal printing.
Keep CMYK objects. This is used for
ouput that will be printed eventually by a professional publishing
company and requires that your source software outputs the color
objects and pictures using the CMYK color model. By using this
setting, you can keep this format intact which may be required by your
publisher, This typically will yield greater color fidelity when
Fix Page Rotation
Add Web Links
This setting allows you to convert
Hyperlinks in the PDF into a clickable link. There are some
Text must use a standard font (either
Arial, Helvetica or Times Roman).
Text that forms the link must be
completely on the same line with no spaces.
The "hidden links" like [THIS]
will not be converted. The link must be clearly spelled out longhand
like this: www.exp-systems.com.
Note: you can have greater flexibility in creating links if you use
the stamp feature.
The following links are supported:
"http://", "https://" "ftp://" "mailto:" and "www."
You cannot add hyperlinks to an already
existing PDF file, only for a new PDF being created via the print
This can be slow for documents with a lot of pages