Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Where is your PDF going?, part of InDesign Insider Training: Print PDFs.
…Before you create a PDF, do yourself a favor…and ask one question, where is your PDF going?…Is this a PDF that you're going to pop up on…your website for someone to download and print on their desktop printer?…Or is it an art table book that you…are sending to be printed on an eight-color printing press?…Or maybe you're making an ad that you want to send to a magazine or a newspaper.…There are many different purposes for PDF files and technically you could make a…PDF file that would be suitable for pretty much everything, but you really shouldn't.…
The high-quality PDF will be too big for people to download off the web.…And the web-based PDF would likely have a bunch of…stuff in it that your printing company would balk at.…It's generally better to make different…PDF files for different purposes, different targets.…In this title I'll be discussing all the options you should think about, and…give you recommendations for how to change the settings for different kinds of PDFs.…
- 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.