3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2013 5:19 AM by Peter Spier

    Configuration Files?


      Where do I find 'Appoint Configuration Files in InDesign?


      Thank you,



        • 1. Re: Configuration Files?
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          Never heard of them. Waht are they supposed to configure?

          • 2. Re: Configuration Files?
            br1d3s Level 1

            I am attempting to send files (for a full color magazine) to China.  I have been sending .eps files which have been giving us problems.  Yesterday they requested a .pdf file.  I have never used .pdf for press before.  She replied that I should “appoint configuration files > do not apply in this document”.  Being unfamiliar with .pdf’s I have no idea where to start.




            Can you direct me on exporting .pdf’s for press?

            • 3. Re: Configuration Files?
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              OK, it sounds like there's a language barrier in play here. ID has a built-in PDF export library, and ships with a number of predefined PDF Presets for different purposes. You can also modify these settings to anything you want, and many printers will supply a custom .joboptions file that you can load and use.


              You really need to get a better idea of the settings they want you to use, and the output color profile. Ask if they have a .joboptions file you can use, or if you should be using a standard like PDF/X-1a or PDF/X-4.