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Adobe has a flaw with it's PDF writer- it cannot resolve rotated type, amongst other things. We have found a third party PDF writer that works quite well with VW. Its called PrintToPDF, and its available as a download (I think JWwalker.com). Its easy to install and use. Try it. Hope this helps.


Jim McAuliffe, RA

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Originally posted by Robert Nichols:

I found that printing to a postscript file first, then making the pdf with Acrobat Distiller solved the text mangling problems of PDF Writer.B]

I am on a Mac too, and indeed, the PDF Writer does not handle text well in a graphic document, however, Acrobat Distiller handles text flawlessly

But the easiest way to use Distiller is to download AdobePS driver v.8.7 from Adobe's web site. Once installed, you can choose the AdobePS driver in the chooser, and the Distiller appears as a virtual printer in the pull down menu. Select the Distiller, and you can print to PDF as easily as with the PDF Writer directly from VectorWorks.

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