exporting pdfs

How to export a PDF in Microsoft Publisher

Directions for exporting a 'Commercial Press' quality PDF from Microsoft Publisher.

To export a PDF from Microsoft Publisher 2010-2016, follow these steps below. 

Step 1:  Click File, hover over Export, and navigate to Create a PDF/XPS Document.

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Step 2:  In the pop-up window, choose a name for your file and a save location. Click Options, choose the Commercial Press dropdown option, and hit Okay. Click Publish and you're done. 

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How to export a PDF in Adobe Illustrator

Step by step directions for exporting a 'Press Quality' PDF from Illustrator.

You can either download and use our custom BUG PRESS job option, or follow the steps below to include the preferred settings yourself. 


In Illustrator using Bug Press job option

To install Bug Press job option:

  1. Download Bug Press job option.
  2. Go to Edit > Adobe PDF Presets...
  3. Click 'Load'
  4. Navigate to 'BUG PRESS_noconvert' and click 'Open'
  5. Then click 'Done'

To use Bug Press job option:

  1. Go to File > Save As...
  2. In new window:
    Save as:_____(Name your file and note the location you are exporting it to)
    For Mac 'Format': Adobe PDF (Print)
    For Windows 'Type': Adobe PDF (Print)
  3. In next window, choose Adobe PDF Preset: 'BUG_PRESS_noconvert"
  4. Then click 'Export'
  5. Examine your PDF in Adobe Acrobat. It should now be ready for upload. 

Export PDF without using a job option:

  1. Go to File > Save As...
  2. In new window:
    Save as:_____(Name your file and note the location you are exporting it to)
    For Mac 'Format': Adobe PDF (Print)
    For Windows 'Type': Adobe PDF (Print)
  3. In next window, choose Adobe PDF Preset: Press Quality
    ~ Under General > Options:  check 'View PDF after Exporting'
    ~ Under Compression > Color Images: Bicubic 400, Grayscale Images: Bicubic 400, Monochrome Images: Bicubic 1200
    ~ Under Marks and Bleeds > Bleed and slug: Check 'Use Document Bleed Settings' (If you set up a bleed, the boxes should display .125 inches for each edge)
  4. Then click 'Export'
  5. Examine your PDF in Adobe Acrobat.

 

How to export a PDF in Adobe Photoshop

Step by step directions for exporting a 'Press Quality' PDF from Photoshop.

* Photoshop is not recommended for PDF preparation if InDesign or Illustrator are available.

You can either download and use our custom BUG PRESS job option, or follow the steps to include the preferred settings yourself. 


In Photoshop using BUG PRESS job option

To install Bug Press job option:

  1. Download Bug Press job option.
  2. Go to Edit > Adobe PDF Presets...
  3. Click 'Load'
  4. Navigate to 'BUG PRESS_noconvert' and click 'Open'
  5. Then click 'Done'

To use Bug Press job option:

  1. Go to File > Save As...
  2. In new window:
  3. Save as: ______ (Name your file and note the location you are exporting it to)
  4. For Mac ‘Format’: Photoshop PDF
  5. For Windows ‘Type’: Photoshop PDF
  6. In next window, choose Adobe PDF Preset: [BUG PRESS_noconvert]
  7. Then click ‘Export
  8. Examine your PDF in Adobe Acrobat. It should now be ready for upload

Export PDF without using a job option:

  1. Go to File > Save As...
  2. In new window:
  3. Save as: ______ (Name your file and note the location you are exporting it to)
  4. For Mac ‘Format’: Photoshop PDF
    For Windows ‘Type’: Photoshop PDF
  5. In next window choose Adobe PDF Preset: [Press Quality]
    Under Compression: Bicubic Downsampling to: 400 Compression: None
  6. Then click ‘Save PDF'
  7. Examine your PDF in Adobe Acrobat

 

How to export a PDF in Pages for Mac

Directions for exporting a 'Print' quality PDF from Pages for Mac.

Although Pages is not recommended for professional quality file creation, sometimes it's the only option available. To export a PDF from Pages, follow these steps below. 

Step 1:  Click File > Export to > PDF...

Step 2:  In the 'Export Your Document' window, navigate to Image Quality and select 'Best'. 

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Step 3: Choose a name and save location for your file and then click Export.

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How to export a PDF in Microsoft Word

Directions for exporting a 'Print' quality PDF from Microsoft Word.

Although Microsoft Word is not recommended for professional quality file creation, sometimes it's the only option available. To export a PDF from Microsoft Word 2013-2016, follow these steps below. 

Step 1:  Click File, then hover over Export and navigate to Create a PDF/XPS Document.

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Step 2:  In the pop-up window, choose a name for your file and a save location. Be sure that your PDF output is for printing by navigating to Optimize and selecting Standard (publishing online and printing). Click Publish and you're done. 

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How to export a PDF in Adobe InDesign

Step by step directions for exporting a 'Press Quality' PDF from InDesign.

You can either download and use our custom BUG PRESS job option, or follow the steps to include the preferred settings yourself!


In InDesign using Bug Press job option:

To install Bug Press job option:

  1. Download job option.
  2. Go to File > Adobe PDF Presets > Define...
  3. Click ‘Load...
  4. Navigate to ‘BUG PRESS_noconvert’; Click ‘Open’.
  5. Then click ‘Done'

To use Bug Press job option:

  1. Go to File > Export...
  2. In new window:
    Save as: ______ (Name your file and note the location you are exporting it to)
    For Mac ‘Format’: Adobe PDF (Print)
    For Windows ‘Type’: Adobe PDF (Print)
    Then click ‘Save’  
  3. In next window, choose Adobe PDF Preset: BUG PRESS_noconvert
  4. Then click ‘Export
  5. Examine your PDF in Adobe Acrobat. It should now be ready for upload

Export PDF without using a job option:

1 Go to File > Export...

2. In new window: 

Save as: ______ (Name your file and note the location you are exporting it to)

For Mac ‘Format’: Adobe PDF (Print)

For Windows ‘Type’: Adobe PDF (Print)

Then click ‘Save’

3. In next window choose Adobe PDF Preset: [Press Quality]

  • Under General:

Options: check ‘View PDF after Exporting

  • Under Compression:

Color Images: Bicubic 400 

Grayscale Images: Bicubic 400 

Monochrome Images: Bicubic 1200

  • Under Marks and Bleeds

Bleed and Slug: check ‘Use Document Bleed Settings’ 

(This should show .125 inches for each edge, but is grayed out)

4. Then click ‘Export

5. Examine your PDF in Adobe Acrobat

For more information about PDFs from Adobe, click here.

For a video demonstration, click here.

 

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