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Top ten tips for clients ▽
- Never submit illustrative images embedded or pasted into a PowerPoint (or other presentation) file, an MS Word (or other word-processor) document, a PDF, or any other document. Images must in their native format only: for print, preferably EPS for vector files, TIFF for photos and raster files. JPEG is also acceptable for photos if saved/created at maximum quality without ever having been saved multiple times. (Each “Save” of a JPEG degrades its quality.)
- Submit text and graphics separately, whether hard copy or digital files. Each digital image must be a single image in a single file in native format with no extraneous text or graphics.
- When submitting word-processor files, avoid style sheets and keep formatting to a minimum. (Italics and underline are fine, but otherwise keep copy plain and simple. See Formatting text: Dos and don’ts).
- Before submitting a document intended for print, eliminate all hyperlinks, such as live web and email addresses.
- Submit printed copy or, preferably, PDFs that match printed copy, in addition to the digital files.
- Before work begins, make sure that MetaGlyfix knows the final incarnation a project is to take. This includes where it will appear, its size, its intended viewership or readership, its intended effect, and whether the project is a component of a larger entity or group. If your publisher has style guidelines or technical standards, provide a copy of them to MetaGlyfix when requesting an estimate and before work begins).
- Provide descriptions, paste-ups, sketches, or examples of any look or layout you may wish to emulate.
- Make editorial changes and corrections before turning over manuscripts to MetaGlyfix. MetaGlyfix will gladly make changes at any stage of production; however, client changes during the later stages of print production can be time-consuming and costly.
- For word-processing files, use save as (or equivalent command) to create a copy of your file in Rich Text Format (RTF). Examine the RTF file carefully to ensure the essential elements survive, then submit both versions.
- Review the applicable guidelines in this section each time a project is being planned. Requirements change as technology and other conditions evolve.
Last updated 02 February 2018 (Friday) at 19:52:53 -04 △