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CAD Graphic Specialist Associate At the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Interview Ann Arbor, MI

I was shown 3 examples of "bad" printouts to diagnose, that

  is diagnose the root cause of why they turned out looking bad.

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There are more than a few reasons (though not a great many) why printouts can look bad though they all basically boil down to low resolution of the graphics files involved. One I knew (trying to print a hires file from Powerpoint: Bad) another one I was pretty much correct on and another I missed. It was a case of printing an InDesign file with the liked graphic files missing. I missed this completely because it's just not done (printing with missing links) by anyone with even an intermediate level of experience in the industry. When to you attempt to print, after working on the file (possibly for hours) and double checking everything, you are warned by a dialogue box that tells you that links are indeed missing, in the real world you would correct the issue and then print the file not ignore the warning and just go ahead and print anyway.

Interview Candidate on Sep 18, 2012

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