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Adobe InDesign - Printing and Print Booklet

This guide will show you how to print or export PDFs from InDesign.

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Using the Print Dialog

  1. Go to the File menu, select Print.
  2. Select the correct printer from the Printer drop-down menu. If a printer preset has the settings desired, choose it in the Print Preset menu.
  3. In the General area, type the number of copies to print, choose whether to collate pages or print them in reverse order, and indicate which pages to print.
  4. If Print Spreads is checked and there are facing pages in the document this will print pages together, as if they were bound, or printed on the same sheet.
  5. Confirm the correct paper size.
    • It’s important to distinguish between page size as defined in the Document Setup dialog box for your document and paper size the sheet of paper. The page size might be US Letter (8.5-by-11 inches), but larger piece of paper might be needed to accommodate any printer’s marks or the bleed and slug areas.
  6. Select the orientation of the print.

                                     
        A. Letter (tall orientation) B. Custom page size (tall orientation) C. Letter (transverse orientation)

  7. The Marks and Bleeds menu will handle the bleeds and crop marks. It can be found on the left side of the print dialog box.
    • If printer’s marks are desired select them here. Create new bleed margins or check “Use Document Settings” if bleed has already been determined.
  8. Click on Printer at the bottom of the dialogue box to access printer settings such as paper feed and duplexing.
  9. Click the preview image in the lower-left of the dialog box to preview the document.
  10. If everything looks correct. Click Print.

Print Booklet

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  1. Choose File>Print Booklet to open the print booklet dialogue box.
  2. In the Setup menu, choose the desired print present if there is one
  3. Specify the range of pages to print to select “All”
  4. Choose the booklet type (most likely 2-up Saddle Stitch)
  5. Check “print blank printer spreads” if there are any pages in the document that are blank but should still appear in the booklet.
  6. Select the preview tab on the left of the dialogue box. This will present a preview of the printed document. Watch for red areas or the yellow warning triangle for any possible errors in the document.
  7. Choose “print settings”
  8. Select the correct printer from the Printer drop-down menu. If a printer preset has the settings desired, choose it in the Print Preset menu.
  9. In the General area, type the number of copies to print, choose whether to collate pages or print them in reverse order, and indicate which pages to print.
  10. In the Setup tab: Confirm the correct paper size.
    • It’s important to distinguish between page size as defined in the Document Setup dialog box for your document and paper size the sheet of paper. The page size might be US Letter (8.5-by-11 inches), but larger piece of paper might be needed to accommodate any printer’s marks or the bleed and slug areas.
  11. Select the orientation of the print.
  12. The Marks and Bleeds menu will handle the bleeds and crop marks. It can be found on the left side of the print dialog box.
    • If printer’s marks are desired select them here. Create new bleed margins or check “Use Document Settings” if bleed has already been determined.
  13. Click on Printer at the bottom of the dialogue box to access printer settings such as paper feed and duplexing.
    • Click OK, and then Print
  14. For Print booklet, duplexing should be turned on and commonly set to “short edge binding”
  15. Double check the preview tab, then click Print again to print the document.



If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu




Keywords:"Print Dialog", Finishing, iD   Doc ID:64378
Owner:William W.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-06-22 15:10 CDTUpdated:2016-06-23 13:45 CDT
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