Heath Press accepts Adobe Pagemaker files that have been saved into
EPS format or exported into PDF format. The following instructions
show how this is accomplished. For a listing of all supported file
formats and for general file setup
help please visit our Setup Guidelines page.
Creating / Saving Pagemaker Files:
Be sure to add
1/8" bleed where artwork goes to the edge of the page. If images
go to the edge of the page, make sure there is extra image area
to compensate for the bleed (you may have to clone this in Photoshop).
Edit any spot or RGB colors and convert them to Process, cmyk.
All placed images should adhere to the "General Guidelines
for Image Files" at the top of this section.
Do not save placed graphics within the PageMaker document. Instead
they should be sent along as links (PageMaker will ask you when
you place images if you want to "Include a complete copy"
within the publication, to which you should always answer "No").
You can easily create PDFs from PageMaker files using the Export
as PDF command under the File menu. You will need the Distiller
application, part of the Adobe Acrobat software suite. You will
need to build your page at its trim size, plus .25" on each
dimension to accommodate for bleed (i.e, if your printed page is
going to be 8.5 x 11, your page setup in PageMaker should be 8.75
x 11.25). Use the following settings (for all windows not shown,
leave the default settings in place):
You can also
export your PageMaker file as an EPS, which can then be opened in
Illustrator or converted to PDF using the Distiller settings outlined
on the acrobat page. To export
as EPS from PageMaker, use the "Print" command and the
following settings: Next, click on the "Export" button,
choose the final output destination, and Save as PDF (the Distiller
application will launch automatically). Page size should be trim
size plus .25" on each dimension. Note: Make sure to apply
the correct settings in the "Color" and "Features"
sections before you save the EPS file.