How to Make a PDF Catalog – The United States Post Office says that in 2012, it handled 79.5 billion pieces of advertising. Most of these were catalogs. If you want to mail out a catalog, you have to get the files to a commercial printer. Because the PDF format is an open standard, it is a great choice. If you’re not sure how to save a file from publishing software as a PDF, there are a few things you can try.
To make the PDF catalog, click on the “Publication” tab on the main toolbar. Choose one of the available templates to improve the look of your catalog. In the internal template editor, you can change and improve any template in the catalog.
Save files from Microsoft Office as PDFs
If you used a Microsoft Office program like Word or Publisher to make your catalog, you can save it as a PDF right from the program. Click “File” and then “Save As.” Find a place for the file and click on it. Click the box that says “Save as Type” and choose “PDF.” Click “Options” to open the Publish Options box, where you can change the quality of the PDF and its pictures. The file size will be bigger if the quality is higher, but printing is best when the quality is higher. To close the box, click “OK.” Put a name in the “File Name” box and click “Save.”
Add the ability to print in PDF format
You can use doPDF if your software doesn’t have a way to save the file as a PDF. Open the catalog file after you’ve downloaded and set up the doPDF program. Click “File” followed by “Print.” From the list of printers, choose “doPDF.” Click “Printer Preferences” if you want to change the quality of what you print. If you click “Print,” the file will be saved as a PDF. CutePDF Writer and Pdf995 are two other programs that do similar things.
Changes made online
If you have a catalog in a file format you can’t open, you can turn it into a PDF by clicking “Create PDF” on a free online converter like PDFConverter.com. Click “Choose File,” then find the file you want to convert and click it. Enter your email address and click the “Start” button. Your PDF file is sent to you by email. Online PDF-Converter and Online-Convert.com are two other similar converters.
Merge Several Catalog Files
If your catalog is in multiple files or you need to combine multiple catalogs into one PDF file, you can use a free online merge tool like Neevia Technology, PdfEdit995 (a product of Pdf955), or Online PDF-Converter. Using Neevia Technology’s solution, you browse to and choose the files you want to merge, making sure to choose them in the order you want them to appear in the final PDF. To combine the documents, click “Upload and Merge.” When the program is done, click on the link to view the file or right-click and select “Save Target As” to download the file.