5 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2013 5:07 AM by Steve Werner RSS

    How to start a document which will be for both print and interactive document?

    bebela7

      I need to create a publication which will be both used as an interactive document and as a print publication. I understand that I can go to intent when first starting, however can I have both print and digital publishing documents open.

        • 1. Re: How to start a document which will be for both print and interactive document?
          Steve Werner ACP/MVPs

          Yes, you can keep both print and digital publishing documents open at the same time. Using separate intents will let each document have the correct settings for units, color space, and transparency blend space.

           

          You may want to use RGB images which have a wider color gamut. In the print document, if you export a PDF with the PDF/X-1a preset, colors will be convert to CMYK for commercial printers who use a PostScript workflow. If your printer has a more modern workflow and can accept RGB images and transparency (e.g., they have an Adobe PDF Print Engine RIP), they will convert to CMYK using their RIP.

          • 2. Re: How to start a document which will be for both print and interactive document?
            bebela7 Community Member

            Hi Steve

             

            Thank you so much. I really appreciate the answer. So would I open two

            separate documents and have them opened at the same time? How do I get

            them to link though? Or would they be totally separate? Thanks, Chris

             

             

            Kind regards

            Christine Miranda

            Graphic Designer

            [personal information deleted]

            • 3. Re: How to start a document which will be for both print and interactive document?
              Steve Werner ACP/MVPs

              [I deleted your personal information. Never a good idea to include that.]

               

              You haven't said what version of InDesign you're using. If you're using InDesign CS6 you can choose Edit > Place and Link to create links between the first (parent) frame or text and the (child) frame or text on the second document.

               

              You can also use the Content Collector and Content Placer tools to create links.

               

              If you're using an earlier version, you have to use copy and paste and can't create links.

               

              If you're using CS6, let me know, and I'll try to find links to tutorials about those features.

              • 4. Re: How to start a document which will be for both print and interactive document?
                bebela7 Community Member

                Hi Steve

                 

                 

                Thanks so much for letting me know that it's not a good idea to include my

                personl information. I didn't even think about it.

                 

                Ok. I'll tell you exactly what my design situation is. I have been doing

                publications for print. However, I am now required to create these for

                both print and as interactive, digital documents in InDesign, mainly

                interactive pdfs.. What I am trying to avoid is doing the same thing

                twice. So I'd like to have the two documents opened at the same time as

                they'd be different for different formats, i.e A4 for pirnt (intent) and

                the same size but for digital . My understanding was that you could only

                use Edit > Place and Link to create links between the first (parent) frame

                or text and the (child) frame or text on the second document if you wanted

                to see the same document with different colour or whatever. I hope this

                makes sense. I guess the question is do I need to create two separate

                documents? One for digital and one for print.

                 

                 

                Kind regards

                • 5. Re: How to start a document which will be for both print and interactive document?
                  Steve Werner ACP/MVPs

                  It's not required you create separate documents.