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HOW TO SAVE A PDF
 
Not all programs output PDFs the same way.
Follow the steps below to successfully create a PDF based on the appropriate program.
 
INDESIGN    |   ILLUSTRATOR    |    PHOTOSHOP    |    PUBLISHER    |    WORD

INDESIGN

  1. Download our Adobe PDF preset for Indesign

  2. File > Export...

  3. Export dialog box:

      4. Navigate the desired folder and rename the file

      5. Format: Adobe PDF (Print)

      6. Click Save

  7. Export Adobe PDF dialog box:

      8. Adobe PDF Preset: [TomahawkPrinting]

  9. Click Export to output the PDF

10. Open the PDF for final proofing.

    * If it requires bleeds, be sure the size is 1/4 inch larger

       than the desired trim size.  Learn more about bleeds

ILLUSTRATOR

  1. Download our Adobe PDF preset for Illustrator

  2. File > Save As...

  3. Save As dialog box:

      4. Navigate the desired folder and rename the file

      5. Format: Adobe PDF (pdf)

      6. Click Save

  7. Save Adobe PDF dialog box:

      8. Adobe PDF Preset: [TomahawkPrinting] 

  9. Click Export to output the PDF

10. Open the PDF for final proofing.

    * If it requires bleeds, be sure the size is 1/4 inch larger

       than the desired trim size.  Learn more about bleeds

PHOTOSHOP

  1. Download our Adobe PDF preset for Photoshop

  2. File > Save As...

  3. Save As dialog box:

     4. Navigate the desired folder and rename the file

     5. Format: Photoshop PDF 

     6. Click Save

  7. Save Adobe PDF dialog box:

      8. Adobe PDF Preset: [TomahawkPrinting]

  9. Click Save PDF

10. Open the PDF for final proofing.

    * If it requires bleeds, be sure the size is 1/4 inch larger

       than the desired trim size.  Learn more about bleeds

 

 

WORD DOCUMENTS

 

1. File > Save As

2. Navigate the desired folder and rename the file

3. Format: PDF

4. Click Save

 

PUBLISHER

 

  1. File > Save As

  2. Navigate the desired folder and rename the file

  3. Save As Type: PDF(*.pdf)

  4. Optimize for > Click Change

      5. Choose High Quality Press

      6. Click Print Options

          7. Choose One page per sheet

          8. Size: Custom > Change to the size of your artboard. If it bleeds, include the bleed size.

  9. Click OK > OK > Save

10. Open the PDF for final proofing.

    * If it requires bleeds, be sure the size is 1/4 inch larger

       than the desired trim size.  Learn more about bleeds