Check the following to confirm the quality of a Web PDF:

Image Size

Use Acrobat preflight to check that images are 150 ppi.


All TOC entries should be included as well as any major sections not included in the TOC.

Examples: Cover Page, Title Page, and Copyright Page.

If possible, review bookmarks on both a Mac and a PC. Characters like nonbreaking spaces can render differently on different systems.

Check any bookmarks that contain hyphens, en dashes, or em dashes. There may be nonbreaking characters following them that will appear as double dashes when viewed on a PC.

Print PDF Comparisons

When adding the hyperlinks on the TOC page in InDesign, it creates a “Hyperlink” character style, for example, that may overwrite an existing style.


Compare with the half title page, title page, and copyright page in particular.


URLs that had breaking characters inserted in InDesign may result in Acrobat linking to URL fragments. To prevent this, Scribe Tools for InDesign should be used to generate hyperlinks.


Is the cover page labeled as page A?


All Web PDFs should include the book title and author name at a minimum.