Subject: Publishing a sheet list to PDF

Publishing a sheet list to PDF prints all referenced sheets at the same time to a .pdf file. PDF files allow you to distribute your drawing to others for viewing in Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, which is free software that users can download. PDF files can also be viewed, reviewed, and edited in Adobe Acrobat.

If the Page Setup column indicates None for a sheet, the sheet is published using the print options specified for the layout.

To publish a sheet list to PDF

   1   Do one of the following to choose Publish ():

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button, then choose Publish > Publish, or choose Output > Publish.

   On the menu, choose File > Publish.

   On the Standard toolbar, click the Publish tool.

   Type publish and then press Enter.

   2   Open the desired sheet list:

   Click Load.

   Locate and select the .dsd file to publish.

   Click Open.

For details about creating a sheet list, see Publishing sheet lists.

   3   In Publish To, select PDF.

   4   If you regularly publish to PDF instead of other formats, optionally click Set as Default.

   5   Click Publish Options and do any of the following:

   Select options for the published .pdf file.

   Click Custom Properties to select additional options, then click OK when done.

   Click [?] to see details about each option.

   6   Click OK when done setting PDF options.

   7   To assign a different page setup to a sheet, select a page setup from the list for the sheet. To change the page setup, do the following:

   Select the sheet and click Edit. You can also double-click the sheet.

   Select the page setup to change, then click Modify.

   Make your selections, then click OK.

   Click Close.

   8   Verify the status of each sheet in the list:

   No Errors — The sheet is ready for publishing.

   Layout Not Initialized — The sheet’s layout is not assigned a valid printer. If the sheet is assigned a page setup, choose File > Page Setup and specify a valid printer for the page setup. If no page setup is assigned, open the source drawing file, click the referenced Model or Layout tab, choose File > Print, specify a printer, then click Apply to Layout.

   9   To publish a sheet using a specific layer state, select the layer state for the sheet in its Layer State column. The list displays all layer states created for a drawing.

   10   Click Publish.

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