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Helvetica for Everyone! PDFS 4-EVA!

Let's say I'm an in-house graphic designer working on a sale sign template for a company with several locations. I've got Helvetica. The various locations don't. I'd like to make a fancy template in InDesign, and then create a PDF form where employees can alter small portions of the text and then print the completed sale sign at their location, still using the Helvetica. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Foxit foxed by PDF bookmarks

When I export an InDesign document as a PDF, the bookmarks automatically generated by Indesign from a table of contents are consistently going to a page 2 pages after their target when clicked in Foxit PDF reader. I am going nuts. Help? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Jan 25, 2012 - 1 answer

How can I compress my portfolio into something that won't load like a bad animated GIF?

Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Nov 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Showcasing websites in a print portfolio?

How can I capture my blog pages as images to import into InDesign? (Tryin' to create a portfolio here...) [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Why is a PDF exported from inDesign so much bigger than I expect?

I created a 20x28 inch poster in inDesign that I then exported to PDF. However, the exported PDF is much bigger than 20x28. Why is that? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Nov 5, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF?

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jun 21, 2010 - 28 answers

Numerous .txt to PDF (best options)

What's the best way to make a PDF of a bunch of plain text files? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Dec 6, 2009 - 11 answers

How to quickly crop to trim in Acrobat?

How can I efficiently crop pages to the trim area in Adobe Acrobat 9? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Sep 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Pushing the limits of PDFs. First, what are they?

When it comes to document interactivity, what are PDF files really capable of? Which features are best for creating dynamic displays of information? What are some of the best examples you've seen of interactive PDFs? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Sep 27, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I link a bunch of documents into a formatted binder of sorts?

How do I link a bunch of documents together into a binder which automatically updates when changes are made? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jun 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Going blue in the face over black

How to make InDesign export colours properly? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Apr 17, 2008 - 20 answers

PDF, TXT, WTF?

InDesignFilter: 'Export' defaults randomly changing from PDF to TXT. WTF? [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Oct 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Calling All PDF Ninjas

PDF filter: How do I tweak my PDF so that when it opens the search pane is visible, and the bookmarks bar visible, but with all bookmarks collapsed? [more inside]
posted by man on the run on Jul 17, 2007 - 6 answers

Help! I'm wasting half my day filling out the same forms over and over...

I fill out a lot of the same postal form, just with small amounts of different information in it. This form needs to be printed out a couple dozen times a day. Is it possible to dreates a PDF in Acrobat or Indesign that has a user-fillable text box that will show up when printed? I'm currently just editing and printing a Word doc, which is less than ideal.
posted by clango on Oct 18, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I get spot colors to accurately export to PDF from Indesign?

InDesign, Acrobat and spot colors to PDF?! [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Sep 14, 2006 - 7 answers

InDesign to PDF = text with jaggies

When I export a PDF from InDesign CS2 the quality is noticeably bad. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Feb 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Placing A PDF in InDesign CS2

I've got a project coming up that will involve placing pages from a large PDF into an black ink-only InDesign CS2 doc. The PDF will be created by MS Word. In the past when I've done this, the PDF has separated out onto multiple plates, so I've had to break the document into single page PDFs, which I've then rasterized in Photoshop and saved as greyscale TIFFs. I can't believe there isn't a simpler way to do this. Ideally, I'd like a way convert the PDF to K-only, then break it into individual pages. I'm on a Mac running Tiger.
posted by boombot on Jun 20, 2005 - 9 answers

Can Adobe InDesign import/export PDFs somehow?

Can Adobe InDesign import/export PDFs somehow? I just got 2.0, but when I try to open a PDF, I get the message "Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, or a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing."
posted by weston on Jan 28, 2004 - 12 answers

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