More technology madness
I'm a bit further along with my manuscript and have tamed most of the hiccups in my Word document.
Here's what I'm having trouble with and if certain of my questions are best asked in other forums, please do not hesitate to steer me in the right direction - but I'm sure some of the lulu community has run into these quirks.
First, when I try to use Acrobat 8.0's "printer" to generate a document on my Mac, the "printer" comes up as paused right away. I try to resume, it churns through the pages, then goes back to paused and no dialog box ever pops up with the next step in the process. This was a full copy with key I'd chanced across on Adobe's site and works just fine for assembling / editing / deconstructing PDFs, I just cannot generate PDFs directly.
I know OS X has the native capability to generate PDFs, but I'm told that the Apple PDF module does not generate the quality of output I need for a press-ready job.
Would generating a PDF file through Apple's PDF functionality then saving it again through Acrobat make any difference?
Next question - Word versions.
I now have Office 2011 on my home Mac (previously had Word 2008), and when I open the book document there, it comes up as 211 pages. When I open the same file on my work PC (Windows 7 if it matters) and which has Office 2010, it comes up as 217 pages. One section fits comfortably in 6 pages when opened on the Mac, but expands to 2-3 lines into a 7th page when opened on the PC. I think I'd asked before, but what gives?