Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the calendar for print, part of Designing a Calendar.
When you are making a PDF to send to…a commercial printer, you should consult with your printer.…They may be able to send you a PDF job options file which you can, from within…InDesign, load if you come to Adobe PDF presets and then slide over to define.…You can load that small file and be assured that everything in the…PDF export options is set in just the way that your printer requires it.…Now, a common flavor of PDF is a PDFX1a 2001.…
It creates a very old type of PDF but it's very compatible.…And many commercial printers still require this.…A problem with this type of PDF is that it can…often not like the transparency effects that you've used in InDesign and…the transparency effects can create problems.…And indeed the transparency effect I'm using here has created a problem.…Let's just go and see what that problem is.…Here's what I made earlier and you can see we get these lines around the…different numerals, sort of as a legacy of the text frames that they were created in.…
So there are two things that we can…
- Observing different styles of calendars
- Installing and using the Calendar Wizard script for InDesign
- Placing and fitting images
- Adding text
- Working with grids and tables
- Creating the cover
- Preparing calendars for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Calendar Design
2. Designing a Wall Calendar
3. Designing a Circular Calendar
4. Designing a Compact Calendar
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