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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 7: Exporting to PDF, Flash, and Printing

In This Chapter

  • Checking (preflighting) documents
  • Packaging documents for delivery
  • Understanding file formats
  • Exporting to different file formats
  • Printing documents

In addition to printing, you can also export InDesign documents into several different kinds of file formats. In this chapter, we take a closer look at the preparations for delivering a file to a print vendor as well as many of the different kinds of files you can create electronically from an InDesign document. (We cover HTML, e-pub, and digital document export in the next chapter.) Before you print a document, it's good to make sure you have everything you need, so we start by looking at the preflight option.

Preflight: Preparing Your Documents for Printing

The Preflight feature in InDesign helps confirm that everything you need to print your document is ready and available. It also provides information about the document you're printing, such as listing its fonts, print settings, and inks used. Using Preflight can help you determine whether your InDesign document has unlinked images or missing fonts before printing it. Here's how to use the Preflight option:

  1. 1. Choose WindowImageOutputImagePreflight.

    The Preflight panel opens. The Summary screen shows you all current images and ...

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