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If I upgrade to InDesign, PageMaker version, can I successfully send publications to printshops and pre-press shops that still use PageMaker? Thanks. GM...

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    Default InDesign --> Pagemaker

    If I upgrade to InDesign, PageMaker version, can I successfully send publications to printshops and pre-press shops that still use PageMaker?

    Thanks.

    GM
    Gorham_Maine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign --> Pagemaker

    Your question has many potential meanings:

    1. Can you still use your PageMaker that was the basis of the upgrade? Yes.

    2. Can you create doents in InDesign and save them in PageMaker format? No.

    3. How do you send files for output to printshops and pre-press shops that don't have InDesign? Send them PDF files. If they can't deal with PDF files, then find a different shop.

    Even back in my PageMaker days (now four years ago), I'd stopped sending native PM files to printshops. I used PDFs then and I still do now. I have never considered sending native InDesign files for output.

    Dave
    Dave_Saunders@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign --> Pagemaker

    Thanks Dave,

    The printshop would be happy to have PDFs but if they use pre-press, those folks don't have InDesign yet. I think. I'll check again.

    Anyway, I don't have a choice of what to use. This is an inhouse printshop at a public university. If they can, they go straight from the PDF but sometimes a job will require prepress and they send it to the houses of their choice.

    Anyway, you've answered my questions and I appreciate it. I'll probably wait until my resources also have it but it's not a deal. I only work with publications a few times a year. My venue is photography and Photoshop and fortunately everyone agrees on that! :)

    Thanks.

    GM
    Gorham_Maine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign --> Pagemaker

    What do you mean by pre-press? Do you mean the printshop has to make edits?

    I'm with Dave, stick with PDFs. I try to never send native files.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InDesign --> Pagemaker

    It's a odd situation but what it comes down to is that we use a student intern with no graphic experience to prepare a publication four times a year. It's a different student each year and they really don't have time (or the inclination mostly) to learn the tools.

    Anyway, they use my images. What's happened several times is that the pagemaker file is fine but the intern messes up the graphics either by embedding a file (not even the real rile) in RGB or by sending images that aren't the right ones.

    That's where the pre-press comes in and has to try to correct or call for the right images.

    I'm trying to avoid that for next year by having the layouts sent to me where I'll compose them, add the images correctly, and send it to the print shop. Which is fine. I can do that using a .PDF file.

    If that all works out fine, you're right; I'd not need go get into DTP compatibility. But I'd rather be able to if I need to because things have a habbit around here of *not* going as planned. ;)

    Thanks, Bob.

    G
    Gorham_Maine@adobeforums.com Guest

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