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  QuarkXPress™ Technical Manual Project
Part 5A - Output The Document

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In this tutorial we will be using Adobe® Acrobat® Distiller® to output the file as a PDF document. It is not necessary to use Distiller to create a PDF. We will be using the File > Print command to output the file. In the screen shots below, the circled areas are where the defaults will be changed.

1. Start by launching Distiller. In this case we will be using version 4.0. It comes with several preset job options. You can use one of them as a basis for creating your own custom job options. Choose "ScreenOptimized" from the pulldown.


2. Click Settings > Job Options.


3. There are five tabs in the dialog. In the "General" tab, use the defaults.


4. Also use the defaults in the "Compression" tab.


5. In the "Fonts" tab I like to choose "Embed All Fonts" and "Subset All Embedded Fonts Below" - 100%. This will ensure that no fonts will be missing from the PDF file and by subsetting everything the file will be as small as possible. Only the actual characters used in the document will be embedded and nothing more.


6. In the "Color" tab check the box to "Leave Color Unchanged". I do this to prevent colors from being translated to RGB in a CMYK job.


7. Use the defaults in the "Advanced" tab.


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