PDF Guide: ADOBE INDESIGN
Before You Begin

Ensure that you have downloaded and installed Adobe PS Driver and DDAPv3 PPD, which can be found in the Time Inc. - Advertiser Kit.

Check The Page Size

Under the File menu, choose Document Setup and ensure that the dimensions are correct.

Check The Page Size

If needed, change the document size and move the ad file to the middle of the new document.

Ensure that the trim and bleed sizes are correct while you have the file open.

Ensure that all marks are correct and that they are outside of the image area.

It is recommended that the final page size be larger than the final trim size, as this will provide space for bleed, marks, and agency information.


Check The Colors Used

All colors not intended to separate as a spot are defined as CMYK and the Color Type is Process.

Select the Swatches pallete.

Scroll through the colors and see if the intended spot colors are set to spot and the intended ones are converted to process.

Double-click on a color to edit it.

Check The Colors Used

Preflight File

In the File menu, select the Preflight command.

Select the Fonts option at left.

Ensure that all necessary fonts are loaded and are only Type 1.

Preflight File

Now click on the Links and Images option at left.

Ensure that all links are updated and that no images are missing.

Click Cancel when done.

Check Print Settings And Save Postscript File

Under the File menu, select the Print command.

When the Print window appears, you will now be in the General area for settings.

Ensure the follow selections:

Check Print Settings

Now click on the Setup option at left.

Ensure the follow selections:

Check Print Settings

Now click on the marks and Bleeds option at left.

Ensure that none of the options are checked in the checkboxes.

  • If the page is oversized, it is not necessary to add any bleed
  • If the page is built to trim, you must add .125” for bleed on all sides


Check Print Settings

Now click on the Output option at left.

Ensure that Composite CMYK is selected for the Color option.

Click on the Save button when finished

Check Print Settings

You will now be prompted to label and save your PostScript file.

Check Print Settings

Next, you will need to distill your newly created PostScript file using Acrobat Distiller. Please refer to the Adobe Acrobat Distiller instrunctions in the PDF Guide