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Adobe Creative Suite

3-5 InDesign templates


user guide for Mac

Contents
1.

Choosing and downloading


the right InDesign templates

2.

 A
 djusting the InDesign cover template
to accommodate varying spine widths

3.

 C
 onverting RGB images to CMYK Colour
settings and profiles for Adobe CS 35 for Mac

4.

Exporting your PDF files from InDesign for Mac

5.

The correct specification for your images

6.

I ncluding artwork for debossing


and foiling in your InDesign cover file

7.

 Artworking your content template

8.

Your checklist for making the perfect PDF

9.

Uploading your PDFs

10.

Choosing endpapers, book cloths,


head bands and ribbons

11. Common errors


Appendix - InDesign Cover Templates
Appendix - InDesign Content Templates

InDesign PDF Guidelines


These guidelines will ensure that creating your book with InDesign is a simple
and seamless process. We want you to upload perfect cover and content
PDFs that sail through our preflight check and print just as you want them to.
Read these guidelines now and save yourself time and trouble later.

1. Choosing and downloading


the right InDesign templates
To make an acceptable PDF, your InDesign files must
be based on one of the ubyu product formats, sizes and
cover types. We have prepared templates for each one.
There are thirty-six different InDesign templates for
cover artwork. We offer three book formats; Portrait,
Landscape and Square, in three sizes; Small, Medium
and Large. You can chose from four cover types;
Softback, Hardback with printed cover, Hardback with
cloth cover and Hardback with dust jacket. Each cover
template comes with the correct accompanying content
template.
To help you choose, every template is shown
at the end of this document in the appendix.
Once you know which is right for you, go to the
InDesign templates page of the ubyu website and
download your cover and content templates.
http://www.ubyubooks.com/create/
indesign-templates
2. Adjusting the InDesign cover template
to accommodate varying spine widths
The greater number of pages in your book, the
bigger the spine of your book will be. This means that
you will be required to adjust your cover template to
accommodate the correct spine dimension.
Once you know the number of pages in your book, you
can use the Spine Calculator on the ubyu website to
work out the dimension of your spine. The principle is
that the spine width is 10mm for a 28 page document
and this increases by 0.5mm per 6 pages. For example,
34 pages = 10.5mm spine.
http://www.ubyubooks.com/create/
indesign-templates
You will find explicit instructions for adjusting the
template in the InDesign file itself. Remember, if you do
adjust the spine dimension, you will also need to adjust
the overall document size by the same amount.

Place Colour Profile Here

Place Colour Settings Here

3. Converting RGB images to CMYK Colour


settings and profiles for Adobe CS 35 for Mac

The two files are included in the zip file when


you download your templates.

To achieve the best printed result for your book, we


recommend that you install our color settings files
and profiles. Using them will insure that you match
our colour management policy when converting
images to CMYK in Adobe Photoshop.

To install the files, first close Adobe Suite.

The color setting file is named:


ubyu colour settings.csf

Drop the color settings file into the Settings folder


and the profile into the Profiles folder.

The ICC profile is named:


ISOcoated_v2_bas.ICC

You will then need to locate the relevant


folders on your hard drive. Find them here:
Mac HD \ Library \ Application Support \ Adobe \ Color

Now reopen Adobe Photoshop. Under the Edit menu,


select Color Settings. Then, under the Settings menu,
select ubyu colour settings and click OK. The ICC
profile will be applied automatically.
These settings and profiles should also be applied to
all Adobe CS software simultaneously using the Adobe
Bridge package. Follow the method above, but select
Creative Suite Color Settings under the Edit menu.
Photoshop Colour Settings

Bridge Colour Settings

4. Exporting your PDF files from InDesign for Mac


These are guides to the ubyu PDF presets job options
for Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Distiller.

Place Job Options Files Here

Each download includes two ubyu.joboption profiles.


The cover job option file is named:
ubyu_cover.joboption
The content job option file is named:
ubyu_content.joboptions
Please do ensure that you read the information
below and install the ubyu.joboption profiles before
starting your book. When you export your finished
documents do not change any of the PDF export
settings. They have been preset to ubyu standards
to ensure best quality print production.
To install the files, first close your Adobe applications.

Ubyu Cover PDF Preset

Ubyu Content PDF Preset

Then you will need to locate the relevant folder


on your hard drive. Find them here:
Mac HD \ Library \ Application Support \
Adobe PDF \ Settings
Drop the two job options settings files into the
Settings folder as shown above.
Please use the Export Adobe PDF function
in InDesign as this is the best option.
Cover Job Options Screen

Content Job Options Screen

5. The correct specification for your images


CMYK/RGB
Your book will be printed in CMYK, but it is likely
that the images you are working with are RGB files.
The good news is, that as long as you are using
ubyus InDesign templates (see section 1), our colour
management settings and ICC profiles (see section 3)
and our PDF job options (see section 4), you will not
need to convert your RGB images to CMYK.
However, once printed in CMYK, RGB images may
appear different to how you have been seeing them
on your screen. If you would like to preview your RGB
images as CMYK, without physically changing them,
this can be easily done in both Adobe Photoshop and
InDesign using the methods described below. ubyus
colour settings files and ICC profiles must first be
installed (see section 3).

Soft Proofing
in Photoshop

In Adobe InDesign, under the View menu, select Proof


Setup and choose Document CMYK. This displays the
page as CMYK without actually converting the files.
In Adobe Photoshop, under the View menu, select
Proof Setup and choose Working CMYK. Then under
the View menu, select Proof Colors to see the image
displayed as CMYK without actually converting the file.
The keyboard shortcut for this is Apple P.
Viewing images on screen
It is worth noting that images viewed on screen will only
give an accurate representation of colour if viewed on
a good quality screen that has been calibrated and
profiled using the appropriate software and calibrator.
Image resolution
300dpi is the standard resolution for publishing.
This will produce the best results for high-quality
photographic images. Lower resolutions of as little
as 150dpi will be accepted but may appear pixilated
or blurred when printed. For qualitys sake, images
below 150dpi cannot be accepted.

Soft Proofing
in InDesign

6. Including artwork for debossing


and foiling in your InDesign cover file
Debossings and gold or silver foilings can be applied
to text or graphics on the front cover, back cover and/or
spine of your book. However, please note that each
of these areas is considered an individual artwork
element for pricing purposes.
Refer to the Specifics section on the ubyu website
for more information on our foiling and debossing
options and pricing.
http://www.ubyubooks.com/specifics
Your cover InDesign template includes separate layers
for your Silver Foil, Gold Foil and Debossing artwork.

Layers for CMYK,


Silver Foil, Gold Foil,
and Debossing Artwork

Each layer has been allocated a specific Pantone


colour. Please use this colour for your artwork.
Use Pantone 877C for silver foil, Pantone 872C
for gold foil and Patone Orange 021C for your
embossing artwork. There is a maximum size
restriction of 120mm x 60mm for each artwork,
and we recommend that you avoid designs
featuring very fine detail.

7. Artworking your content template


Page one of your content template always falls on the
right side as you open the cover, and the last page will be
on the left side. Please note that hardback books include
endpapers that precede and follow the printed pages of
your book. Remember that the total number of pages in
your book must always be a multiple of two.
To protect your text and images they should be kept
within the shaded area. If you would like your images
to extend to the very edge of your finished book, extend
your artwork to the red bleed line.
Export your finished document using the PDF preset
supplied (see section 4). This includes crop marks and
bleed, and ensures that the content is exported as
single pages.
Review your exported PDF in an outside program (like
Adobe Reader) or print your document out to ensure
images appear correct and that no dummy copy is left.

Content Template

8. Your checklist for making the perfect PDF


Check that your cover and content documents
match. Ensure that they are the same format,
size and covertype.
Check that your document is using the ubyu colour
settings and profiles (see section 3).
Check that your documents are using the ubyu
presets - the ubyu.joboptions files (see section 4).
Do not modify the ubyu PDF presets. It is important
that the ubyu.joboption files are used unchanged.
Do not use spot colours.
Do not set your pages as spreads.
Do not modify the bleed.
Check that any dummy text you used has been
replaced or removed.
Check that the content of your is a minimum of 28
pages and that your book has an even number of pages.
Check for unintentional blank pages in your
document. If you include intentional blank pages
in your document you will see a warning message
when you upload your PDF. You can ignore this
warning and proceed with your order.
Check that your images are of an acceptable resolution
(see section 5 for full image resolution details).

9. Uploading your PDFs


You need to go to the ubyu site and create an
account in order to upload your files
http://www.ubyubooks.com/create-account
The maximum recommended file size for each separate
PDF is 500MB. Please note that the uploading process
may take a while, depending on the file size and the
speed of your internet connection. Uploads taking longer
than one hour are less likely to be successful.
Once uploaded, your PDFs will be subject to our preflight
check. This will determine whether the files have been
created correctly and are acceptable for print. If there
are any problems, they will be flagged up, allowing you
to make any necessary amendments and try again.
If you follow these guidelines carefully, you much
more likely to experience a hitch-free preflight check.

10. Choosing endpapers, book cloths,


head bands and ribbons
Make your colour choices for these features at
the ordering stage. To review the options available,
go to the Specifics page on the ubyu website.
http://www.ubyubooks.com/specifics

ubyu Specifics Page

11. Common errors


1. If you see these messages you have not installed
the ubyu colour management files (see section 3).
Please go back and check.

Profile Mismatch

2. If you see this type of message when you upload


your files. Error - Font xxx is not embedded
Then you have either not installed the ubyu
joboptions (see section 4), or you may have used
a corrupted font. Please go back and check.

If you dont feel confident creating your book in


InDesign why not use our udesign software instead.
http://www.ubyubooks.com/create/udesign-software

Appendix - InDesign Cover Templates


Landscape Cover Templates

There is no
large landscape
softback cover

Appendix - InDesign Cover Templates


Portrait Cover Templates

Appendix - InDesign Cover Templates


Square Cover Templates

Appendix - InDesign Content Templates


Landscape Content Templates

Portrait Content Templates

Square Content Templates

For information about our


books please visit our website
www.ubyubooks.com