Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting a PDF, part of Learning InDesign (2011).
The topic of this exercise is ultimately printing your document--that is,…commercially reproducing it,…so you might expect me to go up to the File menu and show you the Print command.…Now the Print command is great if you want to print the document to a local…printer, by which I mean an inkjet printer or a laser printer in your building.…However, if you're sending the file out for commercial reproduction, you're not…the one who's going to choose the Print command, a technician is.…Instead, what you need to do is take your document and bundle it into a single…PDF file that's ready for output.…
And that way the document and all of the linked graphics and all your fonts…are in one single file.…So let me show you how that works.…I have gone ahead and taken that file from the previous exercise, fixed the…remaining bleeds, and saved the result as Preflight passed.indd, found inside…the exercise_files folder.…Now if you're working along with me, go up to the File menu and choose the…Export command, which is how you save a PDF file from InDesign.…
- Getting around a document
- Making text frames
- Creating paragraph styles
- Adding bullets and numbers
- Repeating elements with master pages
- Cropping and scaling artwork
- Wrapping text around a graphic
- Preparing a document for print
- Exporting a PDF file
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Setting Up Documents
2. Formatting Text
3. Using Automated Formatting
4. Formatting Pages and Pouring
5. Adding Photographs and Art
6. Combining Type and Graphics
Making a quick logo6m 7s
7. Saving and Printing
Next steps1m 8s
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