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Adobe® PageMaker® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Preparing for commercial printing

In this section, you will prepare the publication and its associated files for the stage of publishing known as prepress. At the beginning of the prepress stage, publication pages are completely designed and laid out, but are not yet prepared for the combination of imagesetter, press, paper, and inks that will be used.

The success of your print job depends on communication with your commercial printer.

Specifying a PPD

PageMaker creates separations based on the characteristics of the selected printer, so in a real-world situation, you would select and install a PPD (PostScript Printer Description) that is appropriate for the printer on which the separations will be output. The PPD that you choose determines the ...

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