This guide will show you how to correctly export a document from Adobe InDesign to be printed, and also how to flatten the layers within Adobe. You can create InDesign documents that have multiple layers, which is useful when you have many elements to work with. For example, an image of your. The InDesign software program included in Adobe’s Creative Suite lets you create professional brochures, books, catalogs and other complex.

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Affected Graphics InDesign only. Uses the document flattening preset for this spread. This option ensures that the width of strokes stays consistent during flattening.

The flattening settings are used only if the artwork contains transparency or if Simulate Overprint is selected in the Output area of the Export Adobe PDF dialog box. Flattening the file properly removes the possibility of this type of error.

To pan the preview, hold down the spacebar and drag in the preview area. You don’t have Exporrt enabled. It made the red sunburst white again.

The flattener requires high-resolution data to accurately process a document with transparency. Depending on the complexity of the artwork, you may need to wait a few seconds for the preview image to appear. From the Highlight menu, choose the kind of areas you want to highlight.


In addition, note that styles and effects may contain transparency, and overprinted objects may be treated as sources of transparency if they are involved in transparency or if the overprint needs to be flattened. If the visual effect is not what you want, do any of the following:.

Use a process color where possible. That’s probably what the printer is having problems with.

How do I flatten a transparency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

If the visual effect is not what you want, do any of the following: Are all of the logo colors CMYK? Choose or create the settings for flattening in both Illustrator and InDesign To do this, go to the ‘Edit’ tab in the menu bar then select ‘Transparency Flattener Presets. The ‘Export’ option in InDesign and the ‘Save As’ option in Illustrator will not allow you to choose to flatten your file unless you create a very old Acrobat 4 file.

The availability of options depends on the content of the artwork. Transparency Flattener Preset options. To expor the separations open the Output Preview expirt.

How to Flatten an InDesign Document

Avoid these blending modes when working with spot colors: You can specify flattening settings and then save and apply them as transparency flattener presets. You can use this color-coded information to adjust flattening options. To create a new preset, click New. This content has been marked as final. This option is useful for service providers who need to see graphics that require attention to print properly.


Flathened, ask your printer what colour profile they expect. Use for desktop proofs and print-on-demand documents that will be printed on Adobe PostScript color printers. In addition, isolated blending in an imported graphic could create knockouts in the active document.

Flattening / Rasterizing content in InDesign for print – Graphic Design Stack Exchange

This option is useful for troubleshooting by the service provider. Expand all text to outlines for a consistent effect throughout the document.

Therefore, Simulate Overprint should not be selected for output that will be color separated later. To base a preset on a predefined preset, select eport in the list and click New. Highlights the objects that are sources of transparency, such as objects with partial opacity including images with alpha channelsobjects with blending modes, and objects with opacity masks.

How do I flatten a transparency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop? – Displays 2 Go

Highlights all patterns that will be expanded if involved in transparency. Is overprint preview turned on in Acrobat? What should I do with the content to send the most appropriate file?