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

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Determining Which Type of PDF You Should Create

To use a very basic definition, a document consists of images, text, lines, and color areas on a page of a certain size. The purpose of creating a PDF is to retain all of these components of the document across multiple operating systems and to ensure that it can be printed as intended. It all sounds so simple, doesn’t it? However, there isn’t a single, one-size-fits-all recipe for creating PDF files. Broadly speaking, there are several types of PDF files you’re likely to create.

  • PDF files to be submitted to a print service provider should be generated from page–layout or drawing applications after carefully checking content and job requirements. Images need to be high resolution, which can result ...

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