The PDFX-ready Guideline covers the entire workflow from the creation of images and illustrations, the design of the layout, the correct PDF export, preflight and output of PDF/X files. This guideline concentrates on the PDF/X-4 workflow using CMYK and spot colours.
Each double page is dedicated to a particular topic. You don't have to read the entire guideline from the beginning to the end. The reader can easily switch between topics (e.g. using the bookmarks in the PDF).
Instead of a conventional table of content the guideline is using an illustration of a typical PDF/X workflow. The page numbers have links which open the corresponding pages.
The PDFX-ready Guideline can be download as screen PDF (including links and bookmarks) for free:
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