This document provides instructions for Acrobat XI. If you're using Acrobat DC, see Acrobat DC Help.

AdobeAcrobat Pro adds sophisticated print production tools that enable a complete PDF workflow for high-end color output. The print production tools are in the Print Production panel of the Tools pane.

Print Production panel
<span class="uicontrol">Print Production</span> panel

Open the Print Production panel

  1. If the Print Production panel is not visible in the Tools pane, choose View > Tools > Print Production.


Allows you to perform more than 400 predefined checks for all the common output errors, and then correct all fixable errors.

Output Preview

Combines separation preview, soft proofing, color warnings, and more in one convenient dialog box.

Edit Object

Allows you to select, move, and edit both raster and vector objects. You can edit individual object properties, such as tags, color space, or rendering intent.

Flattener Preview

Allows you to define and apply flattening settings for transparent objects. Includes a preview for viewing transparent objects and the effects your settings have on those objects. You can save the settings as presets to apply to other pages or PDFs.

Convert Colors

Allows users to convert any color space in the document to the target color space.

Set Page Boxes

Allows you to define the crop, trim, bleed, art, and media boxes on a page. The elements are important for proper page positioning and placement of printer marks, especially for imposition.

Add Printer Marks

Adds standard printer marks to a PDF page for positioning. These marks are embedded in the PDF.

Fix Hairlines

Based on user settings, finds hairlines and replaces them with heavier-weight lines.

Ink Manager

Modifies the way inks are treated while the current PDF is open. The Acrobat Ink Manager uses the same options and controls as other Adobe applications.

Trap Presets

Allows you to create and apply trap settings for later execution by an Adobe RIP that licenses Adobe In-RIP Trapping.

Acrobat Distiller

Converts PostScript files to PDF.

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