Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of InDesign: Preflight and Printing.
- Before I start showing you InDesign's preflight and print features, let me say a quick word about the exercise files available for you to use. If you're a Premium member of the online training library, you have access to the exercise files that I'll be using throughout this training. To open one of these documents, simply double-click on it. Actually, I should point out that if you're using an older version of InDesign than I am, you might have trouble opening my files. In that case, open the IDML folder and double-click on the IDML version of the file instead.
In this case, though, I'm going to double-click on the INDD file. If you see a dialogue box like this that says there are missing or modified links, go ahead and click "OK" or an "Update Links" button. In some rare cases you might see a dialogue box that says you're missing fonts. Now, if you see that, you can go ahead and use InDesign's "Find Font" feature to replace them with fonts that you have on your system. On the other hand, if you don't have access to the exercise files, that okay. You can still learn by either just watching what I do, or by following along using your own InDesign files.
- Working with fonts and linked images
- Previewing transparency
- Using the Preflight panel
- Managing preflight profiles
- Controlling color
- Saving and using print presets
- Printing booklets