1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 2, 2015 12:34 AM by Laubender

    A4 to A5 School magazine template


      I have a magazine template that is in A4  and will be printed in A5 do I save as A5 or Send to print as A5 or can I convert to A5?

        • 1. Re: A4 to A5 School magazine template
          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi Daniel,

          since we do not know the details of your template and we know nothing about the printers and the specs for generating the PDF (is it a online-service?), it's hard to tell what's the best way to deal with the situation.


          What you could do:


          1.1 Do the layout in A4, but provide a bleed that is more than what the printers say: 297/210 * the bleed the printers want.

          1.2 Export to PDF X/4.

          1.3 Place and scale the placed PDF page by page on a prepaired A5 InDesign document.

          1.4 Export to PDF for the printers (set the printer's specifications)


          2.1 Do like I described in 1.1

          2.2 Export to PDF (printer's specifications)

          2.3 Ask the printing company, its prepress department, to scale the PDF; they should be able to do that.