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Chapter 44. Exporting EPS and PDF > Creating PDF Files

Creating PDF Files

You can export one or more pages to an Adobe PDF file by selecting Export from the File menu and choosing Adobe PDF from the Format popup menu. After you name the file and tell InDesign where to save it, InDesign displays the Export PDF dialog box (see Figure 44-3). The program ships with seven built-in settings for PDF files, listed in the Style popup menu.

  • eBook. Use this setting for PDF files that will be displayed on screen but may also need to be printed. It is a hybrid between the Screen and Print settings.

  • Screen. Use this to create the smallest PDF files where a small file size is more important than image quality.

  • Print. Use this for general office use, when files will be printed on inkjet or laser printers around your office.

  • Press. Use this to create high quality PDF files that will be sent to your commercial printer for output using various printing methods, including color separations.

  • PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3. Use these to create PDF files that conform to the international standard for sharing PDF files, typically used by magazine publishers who receive advertisements in the PDF format.

  • Acrobat 6 Layered. Use this to preserve your InDesign layers in the Adobe PDF file you are creating. The recipient of the PDF will need Adobe Acrobat 6 to use the layers, however.


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