How to Save an InDesign File as a PDF

By Chad Buleen

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Using InDesign requires a considerable amount of expertise to create a magazine page, layout a newspaper article or design a flier or poster. In contrast, it takes a considerably smaller amount of skill and expertise to save the InDesign file as a PDF. Saving the file as a PDF allows others without InDesign to view your file.

Step 1

Open the InDesign document that you want to save as a PDF.

Step 2

Select "Export" from the "File" menu.

Step 3

Select "Adobe PDF" in the "Save as Type" box.

Step 4

Click "Export." The InDesign file is now saved as a PDF. By default, the file is saved in the same folder as the InDesign file.