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Previewing a PDF

Before printing a PDF, whether it's with your own printer or with a professional service bureau, view it onscreen to check for any possible errors or layout issues. You can simulate printing on white paper, view only grayscale (rather than color), and many more options. As you check and uncheck various options, the preview shows in the Document pane so that you can see how the document will look when you print it.

To preview a PDF

  1. Choose Advanced > Output Preview ( Figure 3.7 ).
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    Figure 3.7 Preview your PDF before sending it to the printer.

    This launches the Output Preview dialog box. Check the options that you want to view and see the results in the Document pane ( Figure 3.8 ). When selecting options, try to match the viewing or printing situation of the document. For example, if it's going to be printed on newsprint, that's what you select.
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    Figure 3.8 See the preview in the Document pane.

  2. Close the dialog box when you have finished.
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