Exporting PDF for Print and Digital Documents

Friday, May 13

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Washington, DC (UTC-4)

Making a good-quality PDF is one of the most critical steps in the design and production process, and yet most designers don’t have a good grip of this sometimes tedious process. Whether you’re making a PDF for commercial press, desktop printer, or on-screen viewing, it is important that you make the right choices in the export process!

Topics include:

  • Understanding which export dialog box to use
  • Figuring out the PDF/X presets
  • Why the presets should only be a starting point (and which settings to change)
  • Using and creating a .joboptions file
  • Crop and bleed marks
  • Tips for setting up and exporting your pages panel for pages vs. spreads
  • Export a greyscale PDF from your color InDesign file
  • Control the JPG export size for social media posts
  • Use Preflight Profile to check image, color and font problems
  • Tips for creating an interactive PDF
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