- Never convert any text in InDesign to outlines. THis will destroy to much, liken automatic numbers, buletts, strike through, underlines, paragraph rulers, text frames with strokes and effects and a lot more.
- Export as PDF/X-4
- Place this PDF in a PSD file
- Save for web from this file.
In Photoshop you have more settings.
Ok. Thank you. Hmm....I don't have PDF/X-4. I have Adobe Preset PDF/X1a and PDF/X3.
I assume PDF/X-4 is a from a newer version of InDesign. Will PDF/X-3 work as well?
So there is not a way to achieve a crisp jpg or png directly from InDesign without all the steps I'm using now?
BTW, do you happen know why changing the "intent" changes the page size? or where I can change a preference on this. unless I've overlooked it, I don't see anything relating to this under edit > preferences.
Thanks again for your reply, I value your input!
Of course, you can export as PDF/X-4 as every Adobe InDesign Version since 2008 can do it (and several versions before the Draft version of it.)
No, X-3 should never be used. It is flattening the transparency and the color result is not reliable. A lot of people who has developed this standard recommends not to use it.
If you have deleted this preset use any setting which will not flatten transparency, convert colors and embed fonts. Or reinstall it. It comes with any print software from Adobe.
I appreciate the information and guidance. I have finally found PDF/X-4 and will try it out. I have a lot to learn!
Thanks so much!