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Saving CS4 file to PDF high resolution

Feb 22, 2010 8:05 PM

I tried saving my InDesign document to PDF but the resolution is poor.  I need it to be 300 DPI or higher

but it's being saved at 180 DPI.  How can I change the resolution?

 

FinanceCoach

 
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    Feb 22, 2010 9:01 PM   in reply to Financecoach

    There´s not much information in your post... You said you saved PDF? That´s not possible in InDesign, did you mean exported? Or did you print your PDF? If you exported, what preset did you use?

     
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    Feb 22, 2010 9:37 PM   in reply to Financecoach

    Check the settings for downsampling in thePDF options you are using.

     
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    Feb 23, 2010 2:12 AM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Also note that you can only set an upper bound for resolution. You cannot specify an "output resolution".

    If your images are all 180 dpi, that's what you get.

     
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    Feb 23, 2010 7:31 PM   in reply to Financecoach

    PDFs do not have a resolution...only the raster graphics contained in them do.

     

    As for what that is, how are you checking? What's the effective resolution in ID?

     

    What are you export settings?

     

    Bob

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:46 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    We need some REAL details here.

     

    Where did these graphs come from? How did you get them into the document?

     

    Finally, please post a copy of the PDF somewhere so we can look at it.

     

    Bob

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:03 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    When you select one of these images in ID, what is the EFFECTIVE resolution reported in the Info Panel? hat sort of images are we talkinga about, and have they been reampled?

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:08 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    File attachments are temporarily disabled. You'll need to put the file on sharing service and post a link.

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:32 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    PLEASE! Give me a detailed answer.

     

    How did you create the graphs? In what program? How did they get into InDesign?

     

    Hint: Anything other than a vector application saved in a vector format and PLACED into ID will likely be a problem.

     

    IOW, Illustrator file saved as AI or PDF and placed into ID will work. Copy and paste a screenshot? Not so much.

     

    Bob

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:44 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    If you select one of these graphs, does it show up in the links panel?

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:45 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    From Excel there's two good ways to get to ID.

     

    1. Copy/paste to Illustrator. Do any tweaking/cleaning up. Save as AI or PDF and place that in ID

    2. Print to Adobe PDF and place that directly into ID if no tweaking is needed.

     

    Bob

     
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:54 AM   in reply to Financecoach

    That could work but only if they were saved with enough resolution and you didn't resize them when placed in ID.

     

    Bob

     
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