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Converting InDesign Files to PDFs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mustangj17, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Does anyone know how to do this?

    I'm on a PC and for some reason I can't convert them. Unfortunately, the InDesign file is of no use to me after I am done writing my copy.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Look it up on google - you can download a free "cutepdf" printer. It doesn't actually convert the file. But once this is downloaded, you hit "print" and the cutepdf is listed as one of the options. Hit that and it creates a pdf of the file.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Thanks Moddy, this solves half of my problem. But I'm sending the digital copies to remote locations to be printed off by others. There are more than 40 locations so getting them all on board with this is not possible.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member


    Why can't you just e-mail the pdf once you create it?
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Because you said it doesn't actually convert the file.

    I'll give it a shot and report back.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It works, thanks, you can kill this.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You should end up with two files - the original inDesign and the pdf that was "printed." Glad it worked out.
  8. InDesign also exports directly to PDF without a converter, it should be under File->Export, I believe. Or possibly just under the save menu. I don't have ID handy to check.
  9. Bob Crotchet

    Bob Crotchet Member

    Yeah, it's an Adobe product, so it'll produce a PDF.

  10. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Yep, just file and export and then save the file where you like.
  11. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Ding, ding, ding!

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