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I am going to go ahead and look at how to create PDF presets. I am going to go underneath my File menu and pick Adobe PDF Presets > Define. I am going to click PDF/X-4. Now, this is a really great preset that I use all the time. It supports live transparency among other things, and I'll cover this in another movie. Next, I am going to hit New. I am going to name this PDFX4_marks+bleed. Next, I am going to click on Marks and Bleed, and I want to choose All Printer's Marks.
Next, I want to make sure that my Crop Marks and Registration Marks are 12 points, or 0.1667 inches from my live area. Next, I am going to change my Bleed from zero to an eighth inch, so 0.125. I am going to click OK. Now I notice in my Adobe PDF Presets I have this new preset I just created. If I want to, I can click on Edit to modify it. I can go ahead and make any changes.
I can make a PDF preset that includes spreads, and if I did that, I'd want to change the name to indicate my new setting. And I can go ahead and I can also save this out. So I might want to save this out so I can hand it off to other people on my team or send it via email to somebody else. I would probably want to label this something different than Adobe PDF Preset 1. I am going to call this PDFX4, and I can save this out.
Next, I am going to go ahead and delete this and show you how you would load it. Click Load, locate the new preset I just created, and hit Open. That way if my printer sends me a PDF preset, I can simply load it without having to create it myself. Creating PDF presets helps you save time and also avoids errors.
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