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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Preparing for Conversion

When you convert a QuarkXPress or PageMaker file to InDesign, it’s important to realize that this is a translation process—you’re not simply opening a file. There are some precautions you can take to minimize problems in conversion, but you should be prepared to massage the resulting InDesign file. You’ll achieve the best results if you first ensure the health of the original file you’re going to convert.

  • Make sure that all the required fonts are active on your system.
  • Open the file in the originating application and update all graphics. Skipping this step won’t prevent conversion, but it may save you some time hunting for links in the converted file.
  • If there are any unnecessary elements in the document, such as extra ...

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