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Your problem probably lies with the fact that Corel Draw only allows CMYK formats and InDesign uses both RGB and CMYK. When you export a file in a CMYK format and view it on a screen which is essentially an RGB screen everything looks dull or washed out. If you're exporting the PDF to print, you shouldn't worry about the colors you see there, but if ...


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[How] can I be sure that this PDF generated from InDesign will print to paper as it is shown on screen in PDF ? You can't. There at least a dozen variables in the path from screen to press. You can not control all of them and it's entirely possible ones you can control are incorrect. You have to calibrate everything - monitors, scanners - use proper ...


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Sounds like you need to look into some color calibration. Some tips I wouls give you is take your design to a local printers such as UPS or FedEx and you could order a single run proof. I would also look into a CMYK color book to know what CMYK values you should use and it helps in the color calibration. In regards to graidents I would highly advice ...


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design however you want then when you save the file as a pdf you select the output which you will then select destination for printing and choose grey scale. end of the issue and you still have your color version for printing in other formats.


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I am totally late with this but someone else might find this useful. It's a little convoluted but here is how I do it in X4. When you are done drawing your icon (1 in the diagram), draw a rectangle over it with the rectangle tool (2). Now, select your icon and then the rectangle (*the selection order is important! Move the rectangle behind your icon if you ...



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