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Chapter 12. OUTPUT >  Turning on Trapping

Turning on Trapping

Trapping refers to the various techniques that are used to compensate for the misregistration of printing plates. InDesign 1.5 has a built-in trapping that your service bureau may ask you to turn on before you output a file. However, it you don't understand trapping, you must consult with the service bureau that will print your file before you set the trapping. (See the sidebar on this page for a discussion of trapping.)

To turn on basic trapping:

1.
Choose File > Print.

2.
Click the Trapping tab (Win) or choose Trapping from the pop-up list (Mac) . This opens the Trapping section of the Print dialog box.

Figure 12.24. Click the tab to set the Trapping (Win).


Figure 12.25. Use the list to display the Trapping (Mac).


3.
Choose Application Built-in from the pop-up list.

4.
Click the Inks button to set the specific values for each of the inks. (Warning: You should not set these values unless you understand trapping or have been given the specific values by your service bureau.)

5.
Click Styles to create a new style with specific trapping values. (Warning: You should not set these values unless you understand trapping or have been given the specific values by your service bureau.)

6.
Click New to create a new style for the page ranges you wish to have trapped.


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