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In-Design export to PDF
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4 Output
It used to be that we had to convert all our images to CMYK before placing them in our page layout application. However, InDesign has the power to do the conversion for us, which means we can use the same RGB workflow to create both on-screen and commercial printing PDFs. The settings used for the conversion process should be requested from your printer: if in doubt, use 'Convert to Destination (preserve numbers)' as the Conversion method, and 'Document CMYK (US Web Coated) v2' as the Destination type.
The ·Ink Manager button opens a separate dialog controlling the proportions of ink to be used. Unless you're given specific instructions on setting these values, leave this well alone.
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5 Advanced
This pane sets how fonts are embedded, which placed images (if any) should be omitted from the final PDF and how the transparency of objects should be handled for older PDF readers. As the name implies, leave this section alone unless you're given specific instructions otherwise.
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6 Security
If you wish, you can append a password to a PDF file so it can be opened only by authorised users. It's also possible to set a separate password to restrict printing or editing of the document, which can be done selectively -for instance, we could choose to allow low-resolution but not high-resolution printing. For general prepress and web delivery work, we can ignore this pane.
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7 Summary
The final pane simply outlines all the settings used so far. It can be useful to output this as a text file in case of problems, as it makes it easier for your printer to see exactly where any issue arise. Once you've set the parameters for a particular job, consider saving them as a preset (choose the Save Preset button at the bottom left of the dialog). Next time you want to produce a PDF for the same destination, all you have to do is select this preset from the pop-up menu at the top.
 

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