Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating PDFs, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
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
Q: The instructor explains that doubling-clicking on an image while holding down the Option key on a Mac will automatically open the image in Photoshop. However, the image opens into Preview instead. Why is this happening?
A: Before this feature will work, the correct file type associations must be set up, so that TIFs and JPEGs open with Photoshop and not with Preview.
From the Finder, select any JPEG or TIF file, then Choose File > Get Info. From the Open With drop down menu, choose Photoshop and click the Change All button. Repeat this process for each of the different file types you want use. You need only do this once and it should work from now on.
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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