We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Adobe to add Vista & Office printer support

Microsoft Office to output to Postscript printers

Adobe will release a new print driver in July that enables users of mainstream applications such as Microsoft's Office on Windows Vista to output to PostScript printers at a higher-quality than they can currently, according to the company.

"Adobe is committed to supporting our customers on the latest operating systems," said Don Walker, senior director of product marketing and business development at Adobe. "Providing the best PostScript print technology for Vista is part of that commitment."

Adobe says that the driver delivers higher quality print output for Office files with transparency and gradients than printing the same files using the standard PostScript driver bundled with Windows - and that printer manufacturers can support the new Vista print path without making any changes to their devices.

Adobe PostScript is the page description language standard for tens of millions of high-performance printing systems, print workflow solutions and desktop printers. It provides core functionality for rendering complex images, text, graphics and colour, and provides reliable, high-quality output across devices, from office printers to high-end digital production systems including the latest and most advanced digital colour presses.

See PC Advisor's Office 2007 review and Windows Vista review.


IDG UK Sites

Apple promises developers better stability, performance for Swift

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Interview: Lauren Currie aims to help design students bridge skills gap

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...