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Offline Bananos

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Exporting scaled PDFs
« on: August 26, 2008, 03:13:16 AM »
Hi. I am a long time lurker both here & at PPF.
Thanks to the regular posters Ive picked up lots of useful tips over the years.
Just wondering if there is a way to export pdfs from Indesign & Illustrator
and scale them at the same time.
at the moment we either scale the whole document, which sometimes
does weird things to text boxes & line breaks,
or we print to postscript at a new size.
Thanks.

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 03:22:56 AM »
Hiya.

Don't know a way to do it on export.

If there is a way, someone here will know it & we'll both learn.

Here we always make "fullsize" pdfs, so if i need to make a proof of a billboard or tallwall to fit a proofer, i place & scale the pdf in an InD doc to desired output size.

Good bad or ugly, i haven't been fired for doing that.

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 03:37:47 AM »


yeah if you "print" to pdf in indy under setup you have the scaling option, and under general in illy you have the same option

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 04:05:30 AM »
Man This place is amazing. I'd have been happy with a reply in the next week.

So if I use the "print" in indy or illy & then tell it to save as pdf
wont it flatten the pdfs?

I want to keep my transparency live.

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 04:15:03 AM »
It does however appear that if I export a pdf from indy & then
place that pdf back into indy, I can scale it however I want and
still retain the transparency on re exporting it. Thanks Dudley.
I wonder what it does to the resolution?
Just off to do a few tests
Cheers guys.

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 04:38:54 AM »


ok well if you want to keep it live, export from indy as pdf 1.4 or greater - now the cool bit - you can draw a box in illy and have the new pdf place to scale straight off

or

you can place indesign files straight in there - scale and pdf out (missin out the pdf in the middle)

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 06:04:25 AM »


I wonder what it does to the resolution?
Just off to do a few tests
Cheers guys.


The res should be fine, standing pat at the settings you've established (resample to X images above Y).

Don't know about live transparency. We usually kill it at the earliest opportunity.

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Re: Exporting scaled PDFs
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 11:43:21 AM »
You can also resize it after creating the PDF with Pistop if you have it.
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