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O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
Mac Troubleshooting Dog.


Migrating a Deadline-Driven Publisher to Mac OS X
Scott Richert, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture

Track: Media and Publishing
Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Stevens Creek

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The late arrival of QuarkXPress to Mac OS X has left many publishers stranded in OS 9, unable to take advantage of the extraordinary technologies underlying the first truly modern Macintosh operating system. Many of those who have made the switch have been forced to change both operating system and desktop-publishing program at the same time. This tutorial will explain how to make that process as painless as possible by breaking it up into manageable stages that can be easily integrated into a deadline-driven environment.

Coping With Classic

The Classic environment can be useful in a transition, but you need to know the ground rules, such as the differences between how OS X and Classic handle filenames, and the limitations of Classic’s handling of file paths.

How CTP Can Ease the Transition--And Save You Money

The Mac is made for computer-to-plate publishing, and generating your own PDFs to send to your printing house can not only save you money and reduce lead time, but also allow you to move a publication from OS 9 or Classic to OS X--or from QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign--in manageable stages.

Scripting the Transition

Leverage the scripting power of OS X to streamline your transition. Learn how to automate the generation of CTP-ready PDFs in Classic and OS X, and how to keep track of a project through NetNewsWire via a filesystem RSS feed generated with AppleScript, folder actions, and cron.

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