How do you set up a PDF preset in InDesign?

When you create digital or print content, you need all the time-saving shortcuts you can find. Presets can help you work faster.

Adobe InDesign layout and page design software is a great way to create posters, flyers, brochures, presentations, and other material for print or digital media. One helpful feature of InDesign is the ability to set up different PDF presets. There are many options for setting up how you create a PDF, so using presets is a fast and easy way to make PDFs you use repeatedly.

Steps for using a default PDF preset.

InDesign comes with a few PDF presets all ready to go. To select one, follow these steps:

  1. Click File in the menu bar and hover over Adobe PDF Presets.
  2. Select the preset you want from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you need more information about the default presets, click on Define in the sub-menu.

Steps for creating your own PDF preset.

If InDesign’s default PDF presets aren’t precisely what you want, use these steps to create just the right preset:

  1. Click File in the menu bar, hover over Adobe PDF Presets, and select Define in the sub-menu.
  2. Click New from the Adobe PDF Presets window.
  3. You can name and customize your new preset in the New PDF Export Preset window.

We’ve answered the question, how do you set up a PDF preset in Indesign for default and custom presets. You can set up presets using desktop software or with Adobe Acrobat online tools. If you create lots of different types of documents in InDesign, you can create custom presets for each type. These presets are an efficient way to make sure all your work is exported to PDF just the way you want.

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