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John Chamberlain

Porting Layouts from Mac to PC

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I created a series of files on a Mac; I then transferred the files to a PC. I expected to have color differences, but I did not expect that the printed output from several layouts would have all kinds of spacing problems.

When I looked at the layouts on screen, they appeared to look OK; but when I printed them the elements of the layouts hsd shifted severely. In order to get them to print correctly I had to move the elements around. This involved a lot of cut and try time and paper, but eventually I got them so they print OK. HOWEVER, now they look all cockeyed on screen.

What causes this, and is there a way to fix it?

TIA

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Could be font substitution... if the fonts you used on the mac are not available on the pc you tested, then another font will be used, causing spacing issues.

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Well, that occured to me, but all of the fonts at least have the same name - most of them are letters using only Palatino.

I think that the resolution I used on my Mac, when designing these, is different that the resolution on the PC I installed the files on. Is it possible that this could have an effect?

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