• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

What is the fastest way to create PDFs from FrameMaker

Advocate ,
May 17, 2023 May 17, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Not sure if all the PDF creation methods are ultimately using the same code, but I do know that calling the SaveAs method for a Doc object from scripting is extremely slow. I need the fastest PDF creation method that FrameMaker has to offer, but it should be possible to call it from ExtendScript.

 

Any suggestions are welcome. And I am sure others will be happy with some positive answers, too.

TOPICS
PDF output , Publishing , Scripting

Views

197

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In the latest version of FM (2022), the Save As PDF & the Publish to PDF routes both use the new PDF engine (& are supposedly faster). The Print to PDF route still uses the older Distiller method. 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
May 21, 2023 May 21, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In my experience Save As is fast for some - mostly small and non complex documents. If you want safe and working every time - Print to PDF. And Microsoft PDF printer is actually both fast and good. Only not for for postscript objects.

 


Bjørn Smalbro - FrameMaker.dk

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Advocate ,
May 21, 2023 May 21, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Not sure if the Print to PDF option is available to ExtendScript. That would be a requirement for my project.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Contributor ,
May 22, 2023 May 22, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

My thanks to all of you for this useful and informative discussion.  I'm the technical advisor to a group of editors and we generate PDFs for each of the books we work on.  This gives me a better understanding of the various ways to generate a PDF and the strengths and weaknesses of each.   I'll be watching the forum to see if anyone comes up with solution to Print to PDF using ExtendScript. 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines