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Microsoft Office 2010

HubCast Production Guide for Use With Microsoft Office 2010

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

Important Document Size Settings For MS Word

For designs which do not have elements which bleed off the edge of the page:
In the Page Layout tab> Page Setup section: Set the Paper Size to equal the final document’s intended trim size.

For designs that do have elements which bleed off the edge of the page:
In the Page Layout tab> Page Setup section: The Paper Size should be set to be a total of 0.25 inches larger than the final document’s intended trimmed size – in both length and width. e.g. for a standard US-Letter document with bleed, the Paper Size should be set to 8.75 x 11.25.

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How to Save a Press-Ready PDF for HubCast using MS Word – PC

In Microsoft Word, PC only:

  1. Save any changes to your MS Word document and close your document.
  2. Open your MS Word document in Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
    Choose All Files *.* to see your MS Word document in the Acrobat X Pro open file dialog box.
  3. Adobe Acrobat X Pro will convert your MS Word document to an Adobe PDF.
  4. Save your PDF document.

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How to Save a Press-Ready PDF for HubCast using MS PowerPoint – PC

In Microsoft PowerPoint, PC only:

  1. Select File> Print
  2. Select Adobe PDF as the Printer
  3. Click on Printer Properties.
  4. The Adobe PDF Document Properties dialog box appears. Change the Default Settings to PDF/X-1a:2001 and click OK.
  5. Select Print and save the PDF document.

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How to Save a Press-Ready PDF for HubCast using MS Office – Mac

In Microsoft Word OR PowerPoint, Mac only:

  1. Save any changes to your document.
  2. Open the Print dialog box and select Save As Postscript from the PDF pull-down menu.
  3. Enter a filename and select a destination folder for your document. Click Save.
  4. Launch Acrobat Distiller. Select PDF/X-1a:2001 in the Default Settings pull-down menu.
  5. Open your Postscript file with Acrobat Distiller.
  6. Distiller will automatically convert and save a copy of the file as a PDF – the location of which will be displayed in the Distiller Job Window.

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