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Microsoft® Word - Publisher
Remember: If we are missing anything, this may delay your order.
Step 1: Document Size
File > Page Setup...
Adjust your document to one of the following sizes:
IN THE ZONE
Safe Zone = 1/8" margin from the edge of the page
Danger Zone = Area outside the 1/8" margin
Bleed = 1/8" past the edge of the page
If you intend to have an image completely cover a front or back side of your document, then you need to be sure that the image extends (bleeds) at least 1/8" over the edge of the page. Do not end it at page edge (trim) or white will show on the edges.
Step 2: Images
Tools > Commercial Printing > Graphics Manager
300 dpi resolution (or 1,200 dpi for b/w line art)
Submit all images (Verify current link status)
If you scale the image after importing it into Word/Publisher, the effective resolution will change. If you scaled the image up to 200% in Word/Publisher, then the final resolution will be 150 dpi and considered low resolution.
Confirm the status of all linked images before you submit your files. No image link status should display "Modified" or "Missing".
Step 3: Pack and Go
File > Pack and Go (Publisher)
1) File > Pack and Go > Take to a Commercial Printing Service
2) Click Next
3) Select A Location and click Next
4) Make sure all 3 boxes are checked and click Next
5) Click Finish
Step 4: Fonts
Utilities > Usage > Fonts
Submit all fonts used in layout, logos, images, etc.
Step 5: Save As
File > Save As (Word)
Word Document Format
1) Select Word Document Format (default)
3) Click Save
Step 6: Submit Files
Call your Sales Representative to verify files are ready to send by disk or FTP
Fill out the Job Information Form carefully
Mail or FTP the files along with a current mock-up to U.S. Press
Remember: if we are missing anything, this may delay your order.