How to create a print ready PDF

Mac OS X
Print PostScript Export PDF Instructions Settings files
InDesign CS2 | Yes | Not recommended | Indesign CS2 | Complete package CS2
Illustrator CS2 | Yes | Not recommended | Illustrator CS2 | Complete package AI CS2
QuarkXpress 6.5 | Yes | Not recommended | QuarkXpress 6 | Complete package Qxp 6.x
QuarkXpress 7.3 | Not recommended | Yes | QuarkXpress 7 | Complete package Qxp 7.x
Illustrator CS3 | Not recommended | Yes | Illustrator CS3 | Complete package Ai CS3
InDesign CS3 | Not recommended | Yes | Indesign CS3 | Complete package indd CS3
InDesign CS4 | Not recommended | Yes | Indesign CS4 | Complete package indd CS4
InDesign CS5 | Not recommended | Yes | Indesign CS5 | Complete package indd CS5
InDesign CS6 | Not recommended | Yes | Indesign CS6 | Complete package indd CS6
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Quark 8.1 to 9 | Not recommended | Yes | QuarkXpress 8 | Complete package Qxp 8.1
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Mac users! Synchronize color settings across Adobe Creative Suite applications using Bridge[cs3 cs4 cs5&6]. Settings file download here.
Monitor Colour Calibration Target file click here


Old versions of Acrobat may not be compatible.
Click here to download the Printing Guide for Creative Suite CS5/5.5 or the CS6 guide.
Download pressroom GRAcol icc profile