Troubleshooting PDF conversion

Follow these guidelines to ensure valid conversion to PDF:

  • For the best display of bitmap graphics, import them into the FrameMaker document at a dpi value that divides evenly into the resolution of the intended display device.

  • To improve the display performance of PDF files, avoid using complex master pages that contain multiple complex graphics. You can also improve graphics display and reduce file size by selecting Optimize when saving a PDF file in Acrobat.

  • To convert a book that has a table of contents or an index, include the TOC or index file in the book file before you save as PDF.

  • If performance is slow when viewing a large document converted to PDF, reopen the FrameMaker document or book and deselect Articles. Then convert to PDF again.

  • To print a book as separate files, all PDF files are created in the same folder, regardless of the location of the original documents. For this reason, give all the original documents in the separate folders unique names before saving as PDF. Otherwise, some files overwrite others.

  • For documents created with a FrameMaker version earlier than 6.0, optimize the document to reduce file size.

  • Don’t remove the Adobe PDF Creation Add-On printer instance. It is used to create PDF files from FrameMaker documents.

  • Set the output format of the PostScript driver to Optimize for Portability.

  • Do not create hypertext links to filenames that use accented characters in their names. Such filenames can change when you save as PDF, causing the hypertext links to fail.

  • To include graphic content in tagged Adobe PDF files, place graphic objects in anchored frames. Add alternate text descriptions for the graphics.