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Creating a PDF from Quark 6.5

Before creating a PDF, please keep in mind:

Setting Your PDF Defaults

Initially you'll have to set up some presets in Quark. This is a one-time setup.

  1. Go to the QuarkXpress 6 Preferences dialogue box WITH NO WINDOW OPEN.
  2. Select "PDF" then click on "Direct to PDF", then on "Default Options"
  3. Use the following settings:

Layout Info: Leave these fields blank

Settings for the Laying Info tab of the Daufalt PDF Export Options window in Quark

Hyperlinks Settings: Do not include Hyperlinks

Settings for the Hyperlinks tab of the Daufalt PDF Export Options window in Quark

Job Options Settings:

Output Settings:

Settings for the Output tab of the Daufalt PDF Export Options window in Quark

OPI Settings: "OPI Active" UNselected

Settings for the OPI tab of the Daufalt PDF Export Options window in Quark

When the above settings are correct, click OK.

After the PDF Export Options are set, go to File > Export/Layout. Click the Options button to ensure your new default settings are being applied. Name the file, then click Save.

¹ Separations are ways to make sure the proper colors are going to print where they should. This is especially important when using spot colors. When you print separations you will be printing one page for each color in your document. For documents that have no spot colors, you will be printing 4 pages - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. For documents with spot colors you’ll be printing the 4 CMYK pages plus pages for each spot color.
In Quark:
1. Click File > Print...
2. Under the Layout tab, select the “Separations” checkbox
3. Under the Output tab make sure “Print Colors” is set to Composite CMYK

² Bleed is the term usedtodescribe images that extend to the edges of the printed paper. To account for mechanical variations during trimming, it is recommended that you include an extra 1/8-inchon each edge of your project and extendimages to this outer edge if they are to 'bleed' off the edge of the final piece. For more information see About Bleed -

³ In Quark:
1. In the Colors Palette, Cmd+Click any spot color’s ink icon (to the right of the name) to open the Colors Window
2. Click “Edit” to open the Edit Color window
3. Uncheck the “Spot Color” checkbox
4. Click OK and then Save