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    Another farewell

    Well folks, I know I have not been the most active member on the list but I certainly have appreciated the information and banter between list members. - I have retired from the PrePress (after starting there in 1972) and, as of now, have no intentions on returning. - I am traveling to...
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    RETIREMENT event

    Well folks, I know I have not been the most active member on the list but I certainly have appreciated the information and banter between list members. - I have retired from the PrePress (after starting there in 1972) and, as of now, have no intentions on returning. - I am traveling to...
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    Folders - Files - renaming, moving issues

    I had that for a while after going from a MAC server to WIN server. Then I just moved a copy of ExtremeZ onto the new WIN server and all is fine. But ... I had success, with SMB, by making the individual MAC "computers" (exact - computer name) - as well as the individual MAC users...
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    Color Atlas Illustrator Script

    surrounds surrounds I like this one. One selects a build and it shows you builds around that build. So if your output device is "not quite right" the customer can quickly find what is close for that machine. I use it on a per instance basis when we are not quite happy with something I think it...
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    Xerox 7700

    My final Xerox 7700 finally kicked the bucket. I have a pile of supplies I would like to dispose of. Anyone needing some? Toners - fusers - accumulator belt - print carts - etc ... MSD
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    new modem

    I have been running an old Comcast Motorola modem for years. Now they want to send me a new updated one. OK But - I see, I am renting it for $8 a month. What would be my best choice for a modem to purchase (for home)? Simple - 1 Mac and 1 Mackbook Pro both connected with Airport Express units...
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    Number "ups"

    You are correct. Will Metrix do what I want? (read internal xmf (or xml) data and determine #up) MSD -----
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    Number "ups"

    I remember - from the distant past - a free little piece of software that could tell you "how many up" of each would best fit on a sheet, if you gave it the info. I constantly need to do digital impositions where the combination press sheets may have 50 of 5 cards 350 of the next card 750 of...
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    XMPie Software and Hardware for Sale 50% Off

    We have the full suite ... but I may be interested in any extras you might have that I do not. We especially are looking for some sort of automatic imposition solution to files coming from our XMPie storefront (multiple up BCs etc). MSD
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    Nesting photos

    I just use "Bridge" in the Creative Suite. Can not imagine why that would not work for you. MSD
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    Pitstop CMYK mapped to closest Pantone color

    ---------- I use the script CMYK to PMS in Illustrator - have been using it for years. Does a fine job. Photoshop does a good job - but ... to many steps setting it up and turning it back off. I really do not have much confidence in PitStops color handling. MSD
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    Epson 9800 Transparency Issue, printing from Driver

    See if you like: In the Advanced tab of Acrobat try "Simulate Overprint" - Just from memory - but it is in there somewhere. MSD
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    windows 8 on a MAC

    I need to run Windows 8 along with Mavericks on a new iMAC. What is the general conscious about the best way to achieve this? Is Parallels the way to go? Do I need BootCamp? Any insight will be appreciated. MSD
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    Trapping Software, any advice?

    Also, depending on the intensity and flexibility you need in your trapping ... you could try trapping with InDesign when creating your print file.
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    Font management recommendations

    The InDesign folder works great - but sometimes fails when a font handler will work. Also - the "Document Fonts" folder works very well inside the folder in which the InDesign document is living but then fails if you save the "Original" file to another name to another folder. Then the fonts fail...
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    QuarkXPress 10

    ------ It will not install under 10.6.8 so - I installed MT Lion and my machine is now hosed. I am getting a new SSD to put Snow Leopard on to rebuild my machine. So ... I have Quark 10 for the MAC and have not, and will not, installed. (maybe I will put it on the Mt Lion drive that I will not...
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    White line around orange solid against gray background on iGen 4 with Creo RIP

    I would see if there is a RIP or Xerox thing to turn off called "Edge Enhancement." MSD
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    Help PLEASE.

    I would probably build the halftone in Photoshop and print it already done. -----
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    Quark

    ------ Funny ... Trapwise needs an extension to work with Quark so Quark sucks. - We won't get into Quarks font embedding and transparency handling when exporting to its "own" Jaws PDF. MSD
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    Quark

    I have never found the PDF export reliable in Quark. I set the preferences to write PostScript when I say export - then Distill. Seems Quark has always written pretty good PostScript. MSD

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