Export PDF from InDesign

When creating a pdf file from InDesign, use "Export”.

To do this, go to File → PDF Exports Presets → Define. Select New and call your preset “Castle Press PDF”.

General: Check “View PDF after Exporting”. Please view your PDF to make sure that every is correct.

Compression: Color and Grayscale images are be set to “Bicubic Downsampling” at 300. Compression is set to “ZIP” and Image Quality to “8- bit”. Monochrome images are set to “Bicubic Downsampling” at 1200. Compression is set to CCITT Group 4. Check “Compress Text and Line Art”.

Marks and Bleeds: Under Marks, select Crop Marks and Page Information and Offset is set to .125 inches. Under Bleed, set .125 inches on all sides.

Output: In the “Color dropdown, select “No Color Conversion”.

Advanced: InDesign will always subset fonts. Transparency Flattener is set to “High Resolution”.

Summary: Make sure that all of your settings are correct.

And then select OK.

Now go to File → Export. In the dialog box, type in the name of the file, select "Adobe PDF (Print)" in the Format dropdown, select a place to save it and then click Save.

The Export PDF dialog appears. In the Preset dropdown, select Castle Press PDF and click the Export button.

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