Save time with print presets in Adobe InDesign CS6

 Dec 05, 2014

The next time you print something directly from Adobe InDesign, take an extra moment to save your setting choices as a “Print Preset.” After you select your printer and choose the appropriate settings, click the “Save Preset” button located in the bottom left corner of the Print dialogue box. Now you can type in a new name for your preset e.g. “Catalogue.”  Click OK and you now have a print setting that you can use as a start point for the next time you print a layout with the same needs. print-preset-1 print-preset-2 Existing print presets are available for selection from the top drop down menu in the print dialogue box. print-preset-3 To edit, save out of InDesign, load into InDesign, delete and also create additional new print presets, you can access the print presets dialogue box by going to the File tab, selecting Print Presets and clicking on ‘Define.’ print-preset-4 This dialogue allows you and your colleagues to update and share presets once you have determined the best settings to implement given your printing objectives. Till next time, happy printing in InDesign.

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With over 15 years of experience, Kate is one of New Horizons most knowledgeable and skilled Desktop Applications and Graphic Design trainers. She approaches each training event with an understanding of the student’s perspective and with their learning goals in mind. Her extensive knowledge and dynamic training style enables her to engage users of all varying skills levels and ensure that each student’s learning goals are achieved. Kate is especially well known around the New Horizons office for her creative flair and talent in using the Adobe suite. She takes a genuine satisfaction from helping students solve issues and always makes an extra effort to ensure that students have an enjoyable learning experience.

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