Publishing to PDF From CorelDRAW

May 13, 2010

Often I’ll see users having problems getting the results they desire when Publishing to PDF From CorelDRAW. It isn’t always evident where the problem lies as the users don’t give enough details. Those who do post the details seem to rely on the presets provided and don’t dig deeply into the many settings that are available.

When you Publish to PDF, go ahead and choose a preset that sounds right for the job you are exporting. Just don’t click Save right away. Click the settings button and review each of the settings available in the dialog that appears. This may take a few minutes the first time. Once you are familiar with the settings that give the desired results, save your own preset. After you know the best settings, it will take no time at all to get great PDF files the first time.

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  1. Paulf123

    In most cases, the presets are enough. You can get the desired results 95% of the time just by tweaking the PDF settings however there are a few gotchas that require tweaking of the art itself. Two of those “Gotchas” are drop shadows and Lenses. Separating the drop shadows usually fixes the problem. As for lenses, usualy “freezing” the lens and converting it to a bitmap will solve any unexpected results.

    ~Paul Feith, Minister of Design
    http://www.paulgregorymedia.com.

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