Adobe InDesign Tutorial – Exporting a PDF
http://www.printed.com In this video tutorial, we show you how to export a pdf in Adobe InDesign. Follow our guide to create a print-ready pdf, and bring your digital creations to life at printed.com –
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Once your document’s ready for print, you’ll want to export it as a PDF.
To export it, go to file-export, or press ctrl+e or cmd+e on a mac.
In the export window, make sure ‘Adobe PDF for Print’ is selected from the dropdown menu.
Type in a file name, and save.
In the next window, you can customise the way your PDF is saved.
For print, we recommend the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset.
Click on the ‘Marks and Bleeds’ tab on the left hand side to show the bleed options.
As we’ve already set the bleed, we can tick ‘Use Document Bleed Settings’.
At printed.com we also like to include crop marks.
To include them, tick the check box.
Once you’ve set all your options, click ‘Export’.
Make sure your PDF is exactly how you want it before sending it off.
There should be crop marks in the corners, and the bleed should be visible at the edges.
If you’ve checked your PDF, your document is now ready for print.
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