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Necessary to rasterize type?

May 30, 2008 8:18 AM

I'm a newbie to InDesign. I have a book "InDesign CS3 One-on-One", but couldn't find the answer to this question.

When I use Photoshop I always rasterize type layers before outputting to other formats. Is that necessary with InDesign? I just exported a document I'm working on to PDF, and the type looks a bit jagged.
 
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    May 30, 2008 9:27 AM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    >When I use Photoshop I always rasterize type layers before outputting to other formats. Is that necessary with InDesign?

    Nope. Save your PSD normally and place in InDesign. If you save as Photoshop PDF instead, the type will be preserved as vectors in InDesign.
     
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    May 30, 2008 11:25 AM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    It's not only not necessary, it's not advisable.

    How are you viewing your PDFs?

    Bob
     
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    May 30, 2008 1:06 PM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    > It's not only not necessary, it's not advisable.

    Also it's not possible.. directly. You would need to apply transparency somehow, create a flattener preset that's all the way to Raster in Raster/Vector balance, and export to Acrobat 4 (1.3).
     
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    May 30, 2008 2:05 PM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    What are the Acrobat preferences set to? Check to see if Smooth Text and Smooth Line Art are selected in Preferences>Page Display.
     
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    May 30, 2008 2:08 PM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    How exactly are you creating the PDF?

    Bob
     
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    May 30, 2008 3:53 PM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    Can you post a page of the PDF somewhere so we can see what you're
    talking about?

    Bob
     
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    Jun 2, 2008 4:53 PM   in reply to (Chris_Kresser)
    Fine for me in Safari, can even edit the text (in a diff font...) edited in acrobat!
     
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