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PDF Maker

Expression Studio 2.0

The PDF Maker feature enables you to produce high-resolution PDF files of any size and layout using the media in your catalog. The layout of the PDF can be completely customized.

The high-resolution PDFs that you create are ideal for printing, but might be too large for distribution on the Internet. Currently, there are no options for customizing the compression of images in the PDF. Exported PDFs can be further customized by using a PDF-editing program, such as Adobe Acrobat.

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You must install Apple QuickTime in order to enable the PDF Maker feature.

PDF Maker Layout window

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X/Y coordinates

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Delete tool

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Frame dimensions

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Set page size menu

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PDF page dimensions

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Set page orientation menu

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Use the Move tool to reposition frames

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Set display units menu

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Use the clone tool to duplicate a frame

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AutoFill menu

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Use the create tool to add a new frame

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Click Make to save and create the PDF

PDF Maker Content window

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Drag tool

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Rotate tool

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Zoom tool

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Clear tool

To use PDF Maker

  1. On the Window menu, click PDF Maker.

  2. Define the layout by first displaying the Layout options. To display the Layout options, click the Layout button in the upper-right corner of the panel.

  3. Use the various option tools to define page size, orientation, and unit of measure. Use the layout tools to draw and move around boxes that will contain your media. Media locations are freeform and can even be overlapping. You can save various layouts for later recall by using the AutoFill menu.

  4. Once your layout is defined, change to the Content tool by clicking the Content icon in the upper-right corner of the panel Cc295044.a68910e3-ffcc-41b4-acbe-054a7116ece4(en-us,Expression.10).png. Make sure that the text underneath the icon reads Content. You can return to the Layout tool by clicking the Layout icon Cc295044.1b76bb43-6a0e-459f-bf91-d93f0cef1ae7(en-us,Expression.10).png.

  5. Drag the media from your catalog to the PDF layout locations. When images are dropped into locations, you might need to resize, rotate, or relocate them using the tools in the dialog box. To remove an image from a box, use the Clear tool.

  6. Click Make to save and create the PDF. Larger images with higher resolution take more time to make.

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