Chapter 9. Exporting to PDF from Authoring Applications

Chapter 7 covered PDF creation from all the supported file formats contained in the Convert to PDF preferences. In Chapter 8 you learned about using the PDFMaker with Microsoft programs. Other PDF creation tools exist with programs such as QuarkXPress, CorelDraw, and Lotus Notes, and the list of programs supporting PDF creation continues to grow.

PDF exports from host applications are best with Adobe's own Creative Suite applications. Many of the Adobe CS programs were created from the ground up using core PDF technology.

This chapter deals with PDF exports from the Creative Suite programs. Some options you find with exports to PDF in Adobe Programs are supported in other applications, but none have as comprehensive a set of PDF export choices as do the Adobe programs. If you're a user of any one of the Creative Suite applications, then this chapter is for you.

Working with Acrobat and the Adobe Creative Suite

The Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) comes in several flavors. The Creative Suite Design Standard edition includes Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Bride CS, Adobe Device Central CS, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Version Cue CS. The Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium edition includes all these programs but replaces Adobe Photoshop CS with Adobe Photoshop CS Extended and adds Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver and ...

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