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InDesign CS4 or CS5: How do I export tiles to a PDF?


Question

Let's say I have a document which is 30 inches by 30 inches. My printer is 11x17. I need to print tiles.

Let's also say that the printer is attached to a computer which doesn't have InDesign, but does have Acrobat, so I need to export my fie to a PDF in order to print to the printer.

How do I get a PDF which is made of tiles?

I can use the Print function to print tiles, manually or automatically. I can Export to PDF. But I can't figure out how to Print to PDF or save my print job as a PDF and have it come up as tiles. (I tried using the Save As PDF option and the PDF which was generated couldn't be opened; my Mac kept spitting back an error.)

Is there a way to do this from InDesign, or do I have to create a PDF with four identical pages and create tiles manually by cropping in Acrobat?

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Accepted Answer

You can tile directly from Acrobat in the print dialog. They call it "Poster," but what it does is automatically create tiles based on the chosen page size. The screen grab shows what happens with a PDF of a billboard, 77 inches wide in the file, 48 feet wide "in the air."

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