Adobe InDesign features an easy process that will save you a lot of frustration in the future and will help keep your files neat, organized and together… No more missing links or fonts! Here we’ll go over how to properly package a file in InDesign, covering every step in the process. You’ll quickly learn how to package InDesign files in no time using these in-depth instructions. You can also contact us if you have any additional questions about this, and we can provide plenty of printing, direct mail, and other solutions using your designs.
Before you “Package” the InDesign document, it is important to check for any errors. These can be identified by pulling up your “Preflight” function dialogue box window.
Make sure there are no missing links or fonts and if there are, fix these errors and relink files before packaging. This will also warn you of any overset text and other possible relevant issues.
The total number of errors is noted on the “Preflight” window.
You don’t need the “Preflight” window open to see an alert icon (red button with errors indicated), as it also appears in the bottom frame of the document window.
The best way to make sure UGMG receives everything needed to correctly proof and print your InDesign document is to create a “Package” containing all the necessary support files. This allows UGMG the full capability to edit your document after you send it. When you send only a PDF, options for making corrections will be very limited.
InDesign can automatically gather everything required with its “Package” function. This procedure creates a folder that contains a copy of the InDesign document, all used fonts, linked graphics and images, any text files, and a customized report. The next step is to create an InDesign package, using the following instructions.
You can also verify the package folder by opening the report document in a text editor to view the lists of fonts and links. This will show any item that is missing.
Using this guide, you can more efficiently package InDesign files, organizing them to make them easier to access and use when setting up a printing project. If you would like additional advice on how to package files in InDesign, or would like reliable services in addition to this, you can contact United Graphics and Mailing Group at any time. We’ll be able to help you learn how to use InDesign for all of your projects.
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