I have tried this on my own but cannot make it work as I am not so computer savy. I have created all the files to specifications as best I can but when I try and use the preset PDF/X-1a it says violation both artbox and trimbox for every page. Ive tried fixing this manually and by using Preflight but it doesnt work for me. Can someone please help me create a PDF/X-1a complient document? I am desperate as I am trying to do this for a friend who needs my help. Looking for a good savior/Samaratin for help. My email is [email removed by host] Any help at all would be greatly appreciated either in an answer here or an email.
Thank you in advance
You might consider going back to the original document and printing to the Adobe PDF printer (or use PDF Maker if applicable) and select the PDF/A settings file. See if that does the job for you. If so, it is probably the easier way than to try to clean it up in Acrobat.
I create the files in photoshop and saved as PDF with the preset PDF/X-1a_2001 but I cant or at least I dont know how to define the bounding boxes like Trim Box and etc. in photoshop. The problem I am facing is that the pages are supposed to be set as 11.5 x8.75 for printing at 11.0 and 8.5. So I made my files the 11.5 x 8.75 size but now I cant set them to be printed at the right size(if that makes any sense-sorry I am a noob). So I am not sure what to do. I thought saving it as a PDF in photoshop and then fixing it in Acrobat was what I was supposed to do? I tried manually to set the artbox to 0 and set the trimbox to where it needed to be 11.0x8.5 with different parts cut off for the odds and even pages. But still when I try to save as PDF/X-1a it gives me error messages. I have searched the web but cant figure it out. It seems so easy for people to do it but I cant figure it out and I am panicking and need help. Can anyone help me?
Well, trim marks can be set in Acrobat. You can also create some custom preflight profiles to do that. Although I guess what Bill@VT meant was to print to Adobe PDF printer using File->Print option in Photoshop (Not File-> Save as PDF). But would like to work on the file to check it. Can't really suggest an exact step to try without looking at the file. Can you provide one?
I ran Preflight profile 'Convert to PDF/X-1a' and it converted the file properly. There is another profile 'Verify PDF/X-1a '. Kindly use that to verify if your PDF is properly converted.