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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines goes over the common issues that arise when preparing InDesign documents for printing and shows how to tweak PDF and document settings to ensure the perfect print. The course shows how to avoid mistakes by preparing documents correctly upfront, covering document construction, layout, ink management settings, and output options. Prepress processes in Acrobat are also covered, including accurate soft proofing and packaging in the PDF/X formats. Exercise files accompany the course.
In the previous movie, we looked at how you can create a custom preflight profile. We are now going to look at how you load a profile and embed it into a document. I am going to choose Window > Output > Preflight to open my Preflight panel. Next, I am going to choose Define Profiles. I am going to go down and click on Load Profile, and look for the profile I created in my previous movie. Once I select it, I am going to click Open to load it. Next, I am going to click OK.
Now that my profile is loaded, I want to go ahead and open up a document to embed it into. So I am going to go ahead and choose Open and navigate to my Document. And I notice, even though I have my Profile loaded, it's still not selected from my pop-up menu. So I am going to go ahead and select Commercial Printing from my Profile pop-up menu, and next, to embed that profile, I am going to click on the little icon next to it saying, Click here to embed selected profile. Now, why would I want to do that? Well, by embedding your profile, it gives people the ability to use the same profile you used when preflighting your document.
We can go ahead and we can create custom profiles, load them into our document, and then embed them, so anyone else viewing our documents can use the same profile we used when preflighting.
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