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Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

HubCast Production Guide for Use With Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

Download the PDF version of this guide or follow the instructions below.

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How to Save a Press-Ready PDF for HubCast using InDesign

Please first soft-proof your PDF file onscreen using Output Preview to see an accurate representation of the printed output, potentially revealing any unexpected effects.

In InDesign, PC or Mac:

  1. Choose File> Export.
  2. Name file and change Save As format to Adobe PDF (Print).
  3. Select Export.
  4. In the Export Adobe PDF dialog box: select General in the side bar, under Options change Adobe PDF Preset to: [PDF/X-1a:2001].
  5. In Options select View PDF after Exporting.

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How to Save a Press-Ready PDF using Illustrator or Photoshop

Please note that when using Illustrator or Photoshop all spot colors must be manually converted to CMYK before creating your press-ready PDF. Please also soft-proof your PDF file onscreen using Output Preview to see an accurate representation of the printed output, potentially revealing any unexpected effects.

In Illustrator, PC or Mac:

  1. Choose File> Save As…
  2. Change Save As format to Adobe PDF or Photoshop PDF (*.PDF)
  3. If using Photoshop, uncheck ICC Profile box.
  4. Select Save.
  5. In the Save Adobe PDF dialog box: select General in the side bar, under Options

change Adobe PDF Preset to: [PDF/X-1a:2001].

  1. In Options select View PDF after Exporting.
  2. Select Save.
  3. Note: A warning may appear about saving the file as a PDF/X-1a:2001. Select OK to continue.

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Verify Your PDF is Ready for HubCast using Adobe Acrobat X Pro

In Adobe Acrobat X Pro, PC or Mac:

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
  2. Select View>Tools>Print Production>Preflight
  3. Note: The keyboard shortcut is: Control+Shift+X.
  4. Under Profiles select PDF/X compliance.
  5. Choose Convert to PDF/X-1a (SWOP).
  6. Select Analyze and fix.
  7. Save your final PDF for HubCast and review the Adobe Acrobat X Pro Preflight Results.
  8. Note: You will need to replace the original PDF.