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problems exporting to pdf

Post by rvanuden » 16 Jul 2015, 10:10

Hey guys,

I am trying to export qxp files to pdf as spread but as spread my second page is blank and the last page too.

It is a 24 pages document.

When i export it as non-spread for online services as issue.com it doesn't look how it should be

you can check it here: http://issuu.com/rogervanuden/docs/bros ... n-upload/1

anyone has some tips because i can not find it anywhere for now

Thanks in advance

Roger

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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by max.peter » 16 Jul 2015, 14:24

Hi rvanuden,

Can you, please, describe all the setting you used for exporting the PDF file? I've made myself some PDFs for uploading on issuu.com and I didn't encounter any problem.
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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by rvanuden » 22 Aug 2015, 18:43

it is easy for Issue and yumpu, i want the pdf ready for download, to be viewed online on my own server as a magazine. This way my visitors can download it, for ward it, print, whatever they want.

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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by max.peter » 23 Aug 2015, 10:08

Hi rvanuden,

You have to uncheck the "spread" option for export to pdf. You'll not get anymore blanc pages in the pdf file. The issuu can handle pdf files made with no spreads, but only pages.

For viewing the resulting pdf file, in Acrobat go to View menu and check the options like in the image below.

Just try it, then let us know how it worked.
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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by rvanuden » 23 Aug 2015, 13:18

thx for the reply but as mentioned i do not upload my brochures to issue. I know Issue and others they need export pdfs as separate pages.

i mail my brochures to clients and it looks off when a client opens it and sees a double page as the first one, and one of them is blank.

When i export it with indesign i have no problems, with quark i can not seem to get the same thing.

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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by max.peter » 24 Aug 2015, 01:49

Try these steps:

1. Export your layout as pdf with normal pages, not spreads.
2. Open the resulting pdf file in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
3. In Acro Pro go to File > Properties.
4. In the "Document Properties" window go to "Initial View" tab.
5. Choose your prefered settings in the drop-down box for "Page layout" (see the attached picture).
6. Save the file within Acro Pro. The settings are now preserved.
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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by rvanuden » 24 Aug 2015, 10:29

that did the trick, more or less

not really a magazine view, but it can do

i have the impression that quark does not suport this but indesign do?

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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by max.peter » 25 Aug 2015, 05:04

InDesign and Acrobat were both made by Adobe. I guess that it was easy to "lend" some source code of ID from Acrobat.
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Re: problems exporting to pdf

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 25 Aug 2015, 09:30

Hi Roger,

each PDF Viewer does that differently. Try Preview (from Apple) for example, it shows you facing pages in PDFs from QuarkXPress as you expect them (without having to change preferences). I don't think there's a standard in PDF how to display pages.

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