Re: Custom PDF Settings...
"You'll have to go through and look at what the PDF/X settings are and reconcile those with your observations."
I did. But the PDF/X settings aren't the problem I mentioned in my last email. But the PDF settings do show the problem.
The problem is that the 'Preserve Numbers (Ignore Linked Profiles)' does not do what it says. And by making a PDF with High Quality vs. PDF/X-1a, I can see that. Why? Because High Quality joboptions' 'Leave Color Unchanged' does just that, so one-color black type stays one-color black. But PDF/X-1a joboptions' 'Convert All to CMYK' CREATES four-color blacks when they were one-color blacks before. How? Because Adobe's 'Preserve Numbers (Ignore Linked Profiles)' is not doing as it says it does. If it did, then four-color blacks wouldn't be created from one-color blacks. Any differing CMYK profiles would be ignored (like the settings says) and not color managed (which they are getting converted or they wouldn't change CMYK numbers). No need for me to reconcile this any further. I knew beforehand about this problem (and have said so on the forums multiple times at least, and why I use CMYK color management policy Off, which keeps this problem from happening of four-color blacks getting created from one-color blacks). This is just another way to show the problem.
Screw the PDF settings. They just show the problem. The problem (as I said before and you obviously didn't get, or wouldn't have mentioned me having to look over the PDF settings again) is the CMYK color management policy not doing what it's name implies.
"And people think I'm crazy..."
OK. Never said you were or I wasn't. But OK.