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I'm beginner in Indesign. Is there a print preview option where you can check how document will look before you print.

Thank you.

RE: Print preview


As far as I know there isn't a print preview mode per say, but you do have a preview mode for viewing your document. It's the bottom two buttons on the toolbar "normal view mode" & "preview view mode" or "W" from the keyboard.


RE: Print preview

See your 'View' menu for options.  If you are interested in a color separation preview, I always print separations to a PDF to view onscreen without wasting paper/film/plates.

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RE: Print preview

Thank you. Can you explain to me how to print separations to a PDF and see it onscreen.


RE: Print preview

The EXPORT PDF function will not allow separations so you would need to use the normal print dialog to print to a postscript file on a virtual printer - - and then distill it into a PDF with Acrobat Distiller.  I do this with every page layout application when I question how the document will separate.

You can use the EXPORT PDF to create a one plate separation by choosing 'Advanced>Ink Manager' from the Export dialog.  Choose the ink you want on the plate and then export the PDF for your screen preview.

- - picklefish - -

RE: Print preview

Adobe just announced the latest Indesign upgrade (Indesign CS) and it finally has a separation preview, should be available the end of November.

Expert from Adobe.com:

Separations Preview palette
Prevent printing errors by using the Separations Preview palette to preview plates, overprinting, ink limits, and more.

RE: Print preview

Yes...and you can edit your file in separation preview mode. It's very cool.

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