Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Adobe PDF presets, part of InDesign Insider Training: Print PDFs.
…Now that you understand the whole issue with transparency flattening.…Picking a preset up here at the top of the Export…Adobe PDF dialog box starts to make a whole lot more sense.…You'll find six presets up here to start with.…And most InDesign users never go any farther than these.…In fact, most folks just use one or two and call it good.…But which one should you use?…What the heck are these things?…Well, PDF presets are just collections of settings in this dialog box.…There's nothing in any of these presets that you could not do yourself…by turning on or off check boxes or choosing other settings in here.…
But the presets are just more convenient.…Now the main differences between these presets…have to do with color, transparency, and compression.…And a couple of these are kind of deceiving,…so you need to be careful what you pick.…Let's start with a one that most people tend to pick,…because it's right up here at the top of the list.…High Quality Print, well that sounds good right.…But big warning here, this is not what…
- 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.