PDF Checking - Ensure your PDF's are ready for Press
Course detail

In this practical one day course we will show you how to carry out the necessary checks on your PDFs to ensure they are problem free before being sent to the printer.   

You will learn how to use Acrobat's production tools and profiles to identify typical errors relating to image resolution, spot colours, text settings, embedded fonts, page size and geometry.   You will gain the skills required to spot the potential problems and trouble shoot between departments before output.

No previous knowledge of Actrobat, Quark or InDesign is required although you will need to understand the issues relating to print production, creating PDFs and preparation of files for co-edition printing.

Who is the course aimed at?
Production, editorial and designers.
  • Avoid expensive mistakes by learning how to check your PDF files for the most common errors 
  • Learn how to use the available tools to check page content
  • Understand how errors have occurred and what should be done differently

“Very knowledgeable instructor. Learned lots of useful stuff”

Polly Napper, Bloomsbury

Course summary
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1 day
9.30 am
5.00 pm
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Mark Bracey
£395 plus VAT - freelancer rates available
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Mark is our InDesign trainer and has worked in book publishing as a designer and trainer for nearly twenty five years. After studying graphic design Mark worked for various design studios before taking on a training role at Dorling Kindersley. While at DK he advised on best practices for book creation and ran a team of in-house DTP staff. Following DK's merger with Penguin, Mark worked as a key member of the management team responsible for the group's migration to InDesign. Mark is currently Publishing Manager for InXmedia Ltd and continues to work 'hands-on' designing and typesetting books as well as being responsible for print production and publishing activities within the company.