Export PDF

Description

Exports the file or part of the file in PDF format. Saving the selection creates a new file with the same dimensions as the selected objects’ bounding box.

Works On
This action creates new files.
Changes Selection
This action does not change the selection.

Location

The Export PDF action is located in the Fuga Workshop panel under the File actions category.

Parameters

File Location Parameters

These parameters help tell Fuga where to save the PDF file. For more information, see the article on File Paths.

Path Field
(string) The absolute path, relative path, or file name for the PDF file.

  • If the Absolute Path option is selected from the Directory Options drop-down: The Path field contains the absolute path for the new PDF file (e.g., “C:Documents:My Project:PDF files:MyProject.PDF”). To easily locate the absolute path, press the “…” button on the right hand side of the field to browse the folder and insert the file name. The file will replace any file with the same name.
  • If one of the Relative To options is selected from the Directory Options drop-down: The Path field contains the path relative to the new file. If the file is located in the top-level of the directory, this will be the file name (e.g., “MyProject.PDF”). If the file is in a sub-folder of the directory this will be the name of the sub-folder or sub-folders plus the file name (e.g., “PDF files:MyProject.PDF”).
Directory Location Drop-Down
Tells Fuga where to save the new PDF file. You must set each of these directories except for the current document directory using the Set Directory action.

  • Absolute Path – Default. Specifies that the Path field contains the absolute path of the spreadsheet.
  • Relative to Global Directory – Exports the PDF file relative to the global directory as set using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Current Document – Exports the PDF file relative to the directory that the current InDesign document is located in, unless the current document directory has been changed using the Set Directory action. The current document must be saved to use this option or an error will be raised.
  • Relative to Database Directory – Exports the PDF file relative to the database directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Images Directory – Exports the PDF file relative to the images directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to innd Files Directory – Exports the PDF file relative to the InDesign documents directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Logo Directory – Exports the PDF file relative to the logo directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Output Directory – Exports the PDF file relative to the output directory as specified using the Set Directory action.

Other Fields

VDP Check-box

  • Unchecked - Default. Pages are exported with a watermark.
  • Checked - Spreads are exported without a watermark, and the pages are charged to your account. Pages are charged in multiples of 1000. For more on how to use, see How to Use Export PDF for VDP.
Save Type
Tells Fuga what to export from the document.

  • All Document – Exports the entire document.
  • Active Page - Exports only the active page or spread.
  • Selection – Exports only the objects in the current selection.
Spreads Check-box
  • Unchecked - Default. Each page becomes a PDF page.
  • Checked - Each spread becomes a PDF page. When the Active Page option is selected, both pages in the spread are exported. This does not include objects on the pasteboard.

Preset Tab

Adobe PDF-Preset Field
(string) Tells Fuga what PDF preset to use. PDF presets are defined in the InDesign menu by going to File > PDF Presets > Define. The default PDF presets include brackets, and these brackets should be included when written in this field. 

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