Yojinn Flattening ensures the final print output is the same as what you see on your screen. Converts all strokes to simple filled paths on pages containing transparency. Use for desktop proofs and print-on-demand documents that will be printed on Adobe PostScript color printers. If your document or artwork contains transparency, to be output it usually needs to undergo a process called flattening. In the final output, outlined strokes and text may appear slightly different from native ones, especially very thin strokes and very small text. The flattener requires high-resolution data to accurately process a document with transparency.

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About Adobe PDF Portable Document Format PDF is a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, and layout of source documents created on a wide range of applications and platforms.

Adobe PDF is the standard for the secure, reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. Adobe PDF is highly effective in print publishing workflows. By saving a composite of your artwork in Adobe PDF, you create a compact, reliable file that you or your service provider can view, edit, organize, and proof. Then, at the appropriate time in the workflow, your service provider can either output the Adobe PDF file directly, or process it using tools from various sources for such post-processing tasks as preflight checks, trapping, imposition, and color separation.

Anyone, anywhere can open a PDF. All you need is the free Adobe Reader software. Combined paper and electronic archives are difficult to search, take up space, and require the application in which a document was created.

PDFs are compact and fully searchable, and can be accessed at any time using Reader. Links make PDFs easy to navigate. Documents appear incorrectly on handheld devices. Documents with complex formatting are not accessible to visually impaired readers. Tagged PDFs contain information on content and structure, which makes them accessible onscreen readers. The PDF export settings you specify are saved with the application, and applies to every new InDesign document or book you export to PDF until you change them again.

To quickly apply custom settings to PDF files, you can use presets. You can export a document, a book, or selected documents in a book as a single PDF file. When you export an InDesign file to PDF, you can preserve navigation elements such as table of contents and index entries, and interactivity features such as hyperlinks, bookmarks, media clips, and buttons. You also have the option of exporting hidden layers, nonprinting layers, and nonprinting objects to PDF.

Specify a name and location for the file. To customize options, select a category from the list on the left and then set the options. For Compatibility, choose the lowest PDF version necessary to open the files you create. Available options are Document Title and File Name.

Language Choose the document language for the PDF. This determines the default language for the exported PDF. If the required language is not in the list, you can also type the standard language ISO code. The Cancel button changes to Reset. To avoid duplication of layer names in the PDF, you can merge the layers on export.

If this option is not selected, layer names appear separately under each document name. To select this option, you must use Acrobat 6 PDF 1. Specify a name and location for the PDF file, and then click Save. In the Compression area, downsample images to 72 pixels per inch, select automatic compression, and select either low- or medium-image quality for color and grayscale images.

When you work with photographic images, use Automatic JPEG compression; when you work with images that are mostly solid color, such as charts and graphs, use ZIP compression. In the Output area, use the Ink Manager to convert spot colors to process colors. These settings are designed to balance file size with quality, depending on how the PDF is used. You can also create and share custom presets for your unique output requirements.

A few of the presets listed below are not available until you move them—as needed—from the Extras folder where they are installed by default to the Settings folder. Some presets are not available in some Creative Suite components.

Note: Review your PDF settings periodically. The settings do not automatically revert to the default settings.

This preset uses PDF 1. PDFs created with this preset can be reopened in Illustrator without any loss of data. Oversized Pages Acrobat only Creates PDFs suitable for viewing and printing of engineering drawings larger than x inches.

Compliant files must contain information describing the printing condition for which they are prepared. The PDF created in this setting can be opened in Acrobat 4. In this case, the quality of the content is the highest consideration. This set of options uses PDF 1. Note: Before creating an Adobe PDF file to send to a commercial printer or print service provider, find out what the output resolution and other settings should be, or ask for a. You might need to customize the Adobe PDF settings for a particular provider and then provide a.

This set of options uses compression, downsampling, and a relatively low image resolution. It converts all colors to sRGB and embeds fonts. It also optimizes files for byte serving. For best results, avoid using this preset if you intend to print the PDF file.

Standard Acrobat only Creates PDF files to be printed to desktop printers or digital copiers, published on a CD, or sent to a client as a publishing proof. This set of options uses compression and downsampling to keep the file size down, but also embeds subsets of all allowed fonts used in the file, converts all colors to sRGB, and prints to a medium resolution.

Note that Windows font subsets are not embedded by default. PDF files created with this settings file can be opened in Acrobat 6. If so, you or your service provider can create custom presets.

Adobe PDF presets are saved as. Do one of the following: To create a new preset, click New. If you want to base the new preset on an existing preset, select the preset first. See Adobe PDF presets. To edit an existing custom preset, select the preset and click Edit.

You cannot edit the default presets. To delete a preset, select it and click Delete. Specify a location and click Save.

Use your system search utility to locate additional. You may also receive custom PDF presets from service providers and colleagues. For these presets to be listed in the Adobe PDF Presets menu, they must be moved to the Settings folder either manually or by using the Load command. Click Load and select the. Note: To make a. Importing a PDFS file converts it to a. Click Load. Double-click the file you want to convert. The file becomes selected in the list of Adobe PDF presets.

Background Tasks panel With the ability to export PDF files in the background, you can continue working on your document instead of waiting until InDesign is done exporting. You can also queue up multiple PDF exports in the background.

Use the Background Tasks panel to view the progress of the export processes. Export one or more documents to Adobe PDF. More like this.


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Of course, using the print indessign demands a full version of Acrobat is installed on your system. Ignore the flattener preset on an individual spread. Important settings are outlined in red. Sign up using Email and Password. Layers are like sheets of paper stacked on top of the digital document, which appear to be on the same level.



Meztizragore Apply a flattener preset for output. As artwork becomes more complex mixing images, vectors, type, spot colors, overprinting, and so onso does fpattened flattening and its results. Highlights all text that will be outlined if involved in transparency or because Convert All Text To Outlines indesign export flattened selected. The amount of rasterization that occurs depends on the complexity of the page and the types of overlapping indesign export flattened.



Flattening divides transparent artwork into vector-based areas and rasterized areas. As artwork becomes more complex mixing images, vectors, type, spot colors, overprinting, and so on , so does the flattening and its results. You can specify flattening settings and then save and apply them as transparency flattener presets. Transparent objects are flattened according to the settings in the selected flattener preset. Note: Transparency flattening cannot be undone after the file is saved. Overlapping art is divided when flattened.

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