Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Less common changes to PDF presets, part of InDesign: Print PDFs.
…I've talked about all the major things you'd…want to change in the Export Adobe PDF dialog box.…But for the sake of completeness I want to quickly touch on a few last items,…options that you may never use, but I think it's good to at least know about.…For example, here in the General pane there are four settings that let…you export stuff in your PDF that…isn't normally visible, non-printing objects, for example.…Non-printing objects are objects for which you've turned…on the Non-Printing check box, in the Attributes panel.…Ordinarily, those would not show up on your PDF, of course.…
But you can force them to show up, by turning on this check box.…In the same vein, the Export Layers pop up…menu, is normally set to Visible & Printable Layers.…That is, objects that are on layers that are hidden, or set…to Non-Printing in the Layers panel, won't show up in your PDF.…Not make sense, but you can also change this to All Layers.…That means, you'll see objects on every layer, even hidden layers.…Or you could choose Visible Layers, which means you'll see layers that…
- Comparing the Export vs. Distiller workflows
- Using Adobe PDF presets
- Adjusting image compression
- Creating a hybrid print/screen PDF
- Keeping your PDF file size small
- Batching exporting PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why can't I open the exercise files?
A: If you cannot open the files, try the IDML file, as David explains in the third movie of the course.