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Chapter 13. EXPORT > Creating PDF Files

Creating PDF Files

PDF stands for portable document format. You can convert your InDesign documents into PDF files that let others read the files—even if they do not have the InDesign application. All they need is the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. In addition, you can embed within the PDF document the fonts you used in the InDesign document. This makes sure the document always looks the way it was originally created. You can also use PDF files as the format you send to the print shop or service bureau for professional printing.

To export a document as a PDF file:

1.
Choose File > Export. The Export dialog box appears .

Figure 13.1. The Export dialog box lets you choose the type of export, the name, and the location of the file.


2.
Give the file a name and set the location.

3.
Choose Adobe PDF from the Save as File Type (Win) or Formats (Mac) list.

4.
Click Save. This opens the Export PDF dialog box where you can set the PDF settings.

5.
Set the PDF Options as described on the next page.

6.
Set the Compression as described on page 246.

7.
Set the Pages and Page Marks as described on page 247.

8.
Set the Security options as described on page 248.

9.
Click Export to create the PDF file which can be sent to others.


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