printed work. Unlike bleed, the slug area is not printed at all, as it is intended to provide space for notes to the printer. Occasionally slugs are printed to allow an area for notes about changes or ﬁnal sign-oﬀ on a proof.
ﬂaws, predict results when printing, or record how a print job is intended to appear when ﬁnished. There are many more speciﬁc words for proofs like “blueline” or “composite proof” which may show diﬀerent stages of printing or indicate the type of print technology or material.
increment • when you see or don’t see them based on zoom (“view threshold”) • whether grids appear behind images or on top • whether you want the grid only within the margins or across the whole spread
on your system that you’ve used to create your design. For someone else to see your work, they will need the same image ﬁles, fonts, and any other assets you’ve used (unlike other programs like PowerPoint). Fortunately, there’s a feature called Packaging that helps with this.
your work in InDesign with a collaborator who will also make edits or work on the design. This is diﬀerent than exporting, which you will do to create a ﬁle that’s ready for sharing with someone who doesn’t have InDesign, or for printing.
to do with the ﬁle, how you are going to bind a book, etc. Imposition (changing page order so folios can be folded) may be required, or perhaps you just want to email someone a PDF or print a proof from your home printer.