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    Default Extracting PDF from Command Workstation

    A colleague of mine lost a client's PDF artwork from 2 weeks ago. The only record we have of it is in Command Workstation. Whilst I can print it again from the archive queue is there any way to extract the PDF from CW?

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    Easy. Create an archive location on your local network or computer somewhere, then archive the file to that location.

    The archive will be a folder with the job name in it; open that folder, and you'll find a bunch of files. One of them will be 00000000.000, and it'll be the largest file; that's your PDL. In your case, it's your PDF. Rename it to whatever.pdf and there you go.

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    You have some options here depending on your situation.

    If you have SeeQuence Impose you can open the file in Impose and save it as a stand alone PDF.

    Without Impose, if you archive the file out to a local folder you will get a folder containing several files. The first file in the folder will be a file whose name is all zeros (00000000.000) this is the original file that arrived at the RIP. Make a copy of that file to work with and then use the following as appropriate.

    If the file was imported directly as a PDF, you could rename it to job.pdf and you are done.

    If the file came in through a print driver it will be a PostScript file so you would have to rename is to job.ps and distill it to a PDF.

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