Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing your document for printing, part of Learning InDesign (2011).
In this exercise, I'm going to show you a couple of ways to successfully prepare…a document for output.…Specifically, I'm going to be introducing you to bleeds and preflighting.…I'm working inside of a document called Gradient column.indd.…It's found inside the exercise_files folder.…And I'm going to switch out of the Preview mode here, back to the Normal…mode, either by choosing Normal from the bottom of the toolbox or by…pressing the W key.…Notice this gradient right here on the left side of the page. Presumably I…want it to print all the way to the left side and to the bottom edge of the page as well.…
However, here is how commercial printing works.…When you commercially reproduce a document, you print it onto big rolls of…paper, and then that paper gets cut.…Unless the paper gets cut exactly on the edge of this gradient rectangle, then…we're going to have fine white lines around the edge of our document, and it's…not going to look right at all.…That's why you need to create a bleed to give yourself some wiggle room.…
- 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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