Portable document files (PDF's) are used in many types of environments; such as, office, world wide web, and desktop publishing to name a few. PDF technology allows electronic documents to become truly portable. PDF files maintain their original look and feel across various computer systems and platforms. PDF use in a prepress environment was tested by creating various electronic mechanicals with numerous file formats and having these PDF files imaged across the country on various high resolution imagesetting devices. It has been determined that PDF files can be used in a prepress environment at this point in time in some situations.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Electronic publishing; Portable document software; Text processing (Computer science); Adobe Acrobat
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Conroy, Timothy, "An Investigation into the distuibution of portable documents in a prepress environment" (1995). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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