Author Topic: 1.5.5 Why can I not select X1a as a PDF Export option?  (Read 175 times)

John Yackel

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1.5.5 Why can I not select X1a as a PDF Export option?
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:29:37 am »
I'm using version 1.5.5 

I need to have my file be PDF/X-1 complaint.

But in the PDF Export all the X options are faded out and not usable.

Can someone tell me why and/or what to do?

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Re: 1.5.5 Why can I not select X1a as a PDF Export option?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 03:59:23 am »
Hi John, are all of your images CMYK and above 300dpi?  This is just a first guess on my part without having the file and associated pics to look at, I could be wrong...

Cheers!

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Re: 1.5.5 Why can I not select X1a as a PDF Export option?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 10:06:01 am »
no, pdf versions are not just magic numbers.

hi yackel

each version has its specific characteristics and might have some specific constraints.

for the X versions, i'm pretty sure that you need to use the color management.

you can see this as a task to check (just activate it) or as a step that makes sure that the pdf has the quality you're aiming to.

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(the color management gets activated in the document setup...)

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Re: 1.5.5 Why can I not select X1a as a PDF Export option?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 06:54:46 pm »
Thank you both!

Hitting the 'Toggle Color Management System' made the option come up.

 

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