PDF Guide: MAC OS 9
Before You Begin

Ensure that you have downloaded and installed Adobe PS Driver, DDAPv3 PPD, and DDAP Optimizedv5 Distiller Options, which can be found in the Time Inc. - Advertiser Kit.

General Guidelines

Below you will find the general guidelines for creating files that are approved for submission when working in Mac OS 9.


We recommend the use of font management software such as Adobe ATM Deluxe or Extensis Suitcase

When selecting fonts, ensure that only PostScript Type 1 fonts are used.


For application specific instructions, select the corresponding links found in this guide section for more detailed information.

Check colors, type styles, and images.

Ensure that spot colors are only defined for items intened to be separated as spot.

Ensure that no artificial type styles are used.

Ensure that all images are high resolution and all links are updated as necessary.


Print PostScript file (See Application instructions for help with generation of PostScript file)

Distill PostScript file to PDF (For preflighting as well as file sumbission, we recommend that you create a high-resolution PDF file from the PostScript file.)

View PDF after distilling and ensure that all elements are present. If possible, check the file using preflight software.

Send file to Time Inc. Ad Production Staff.