Commercial Print Setup
If you're sending out pages for printing, you'll want to check the colors, as well as potentially set up the document for a DocuTech.
Setting Up Pages for DocuTech 135 Signature Printing
If you're producing bound documents through a print shop, and the print shop has a Xerox DocuTech 135 printing machine, here's a trick that can ultimately save paper, give you a standard book size, and potentially reduce the time it takes to print and bind documents.
Using this trick only if it's acceptable that your bound documents be 7 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall (legal-size paper turned landscape and either cut in half or folded).
This trick also involves printing the document to a PostScript file. See Considerations for Printing to PostScript or PDF on page 77.
If you really want to impress the folks at the print shop, make your total page count divisible by 4.
Setting Up Colors for Commercial Printing
If you'll be printing high-quality color copies of a document, you should probably switch color models from RGB (red-green-blue, the model used by your monitor) to CMYK (cyan- magenta -yellow-black, the model used by commercial printers). Both palettes are included in the program, though RGB is the default. Here's how to switch to CMYK.
Print Warning Setup
The program provides you with some of the most amazing options. We like the first one best. But hey, at least you can control the features.
Determining Whether Printing a Document Means Your Document Has Changed and Needs Saving
Ever bring up a document, touch nothing in it, print it, and get prompted to save it when you close it? Well, you can turn that off if you want. Choose Tools > Options > program > General and unmark the option titled Printing Sets Document Modified Status.
Managing Print Warnings
If your document doesn't match some of the restrictions or parameters for printing, the occasional warning will appear.
Setting Up Paper Size and Orientation Notifications
You can choose whether an error message should pop up when your document settings and printer settings don't match. You can have a warning for neither , one or both. The warning window is covered in Selecting an Option in the Print Warning Window .
The warning window also appears if you don't have these options marked , when the paper size and orientation match but the image is just too big for the outputfor example, if you've drawn a rectangle that goes outside any of the page margins you've set for the document. But it doesn't hurt to have this additional level of protection; it can save you some frustration while you're finding out why your document isn't printing correctly.
Selecting an Option in the Print Warning Window
If you set up the notification described in Setting Up Paper Size and Orientation Notifications, or if a slide won't fit the page setup options you've specified, the window in Figure 4-52 will appear when necessary.
Figure 4-52. Print Options warning window