Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating PDFs, part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
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We're about ready to print this and to do so, we're going to make it into a PDF. …As opposed to making into a PDF, we could package the whole thing from…under the File menu, choose Package. That's going to gather up the InDesign…document and the fonts and the links, and then we'd send that whole package to…our printer. They would open it and print it from the InDesign file.…These days most printers prefer to receive a PDF and it's far easier for them…and it's far less error-prone for you. So that's what we're going to do.…
Although Package still has a useful function and that is what we will do after…we've done this; we'll package to archive the whole project. But for printing…purposes, we're going to make it into a PDF.…First and foremost, speak to your printer. What I'm going to show you now the…settings that I'm going to recommend describe a very generic printing…circumstance. Your printing circumstance is going to be specific. So speak to…your pinter so that you can give them exactly what they want; perhaps they can…
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Designing a Business Card With Illustrator CS3with Nigel French36m 7s Intermediate
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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