Small Mysteries

I created a poster in Pages, and for one Text Box used Gloucester MT Extra Condensed font. After exporting as a PDF, I imported from that PDF into Aperture 2.1.3. Two mysteries developed:
1) the text in this font displays in Aperture with color blue, but when printed from Aperture is black as it was in Pages and the PDF;
2) although it appeared the metadata, when viewed in Aperture, was correct as to the time this image was created, when uploaded to a SmugMug gallery that is sorted by date & time, it appeared as first image despite having a later date than any other image in the gallery.
The second issue was worked around by opening the PDF in Photoshop CS3 and manually converting it to a TIFF image (after flattening), and then importing that into Aperture (btw, Aperture always correctly sorted the image by date in its displays). However, the color for that particular text remains blue as displayed in Aperture, but prints as black. It also displays correctly as black when viewed in the SmugMug gallery, or with Photoshop or Preview.
Sorting is by date taken because images from three different cameras are involved, and their dates & times were synced in advance.
Ernie

I am in Safe Mode now: This is the weirdest thing: A bit from column A AND B:
The display is perfect EXCEPT for two parallel lines of 17, 3 millimeter-long black lines that follow the pointer everywhere it goes.
Get this: my current display is 1024x768, but when I change it to 640x480, the pointer and everything is perfect! (of course, I can only see a fraction of my desktop)
But then again... when I zoom in and out holding down control (in 640x480) the pointer lines appear again, but less lines. They disappear when I re-reset it to 640.
Strange.
But yeah, safe mode is NEAR perfect with the except of the cursor lines. I can screen grab my cursor though to show...

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    If you want to run a file checkout service, there's two approaches. You can run a service that can host any kind of file, or you can run a version control system for each kind of application (Photoshop, Word, etc.). Please notice, that as you read further and further along, the methods become more and more expensive and complicated. Once you get to this point, it will be necessary to purchase or build software in addition to the Mac OS X Server package.

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