Does Acrobat DC have the ability to Imposition pages into printer spreads?
I'm creating a 4-page brochure in InDesign. Each page has a full bleed (.125"). Using InDesign's Export to PDF function, I can have it print Spreads, which marries p2 to p3 (removing the bleeds between them), but it leaves p1 and p4 isolated.
Can I use Acrobat DC to marry p1 to p4 and remove the bleeds between their common edge?
Thanks, but I was wondering if Acrobat had the ability inside itself -- without having to purchase plug-ins or add-ons to perform this task.
Currently, no! But we might consider such a functionality request!
It's now April 2018. The original question was posted in 2016.
Have you added the ability to create Printer Spreads (imposition pages) when outputting a PDFX file?
No! Acrobat can't do this on it's own.
Abambo, I realize Acrobat can’t “do it on it’s own”. I’m trying to determine whether Adobe has added the capability to InDesign and/or Acrobat so we can export a PDFX file in printer spreads.
The answer is still “no” - Acrobat doesn't have an imposition feature natively (yes, there are extra cost plug-ins that do the job beautifully) nor does InDesign support any imposition via direct PDF export.
Thank you Dov,
A disappointing, but clear answer.
Well as this is a Acrobat forum, if you do not put precisely Indesign in the game, you will get Acrobat answers. As Dov Isaacs said, the answer is no. I suppose Adobe considers this a too small market for the effort to deliver a quality product. So it let's the field to third party players.
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It's now August 2021 and one imagines this functionality ought to have been added to the Print Production tools by now.
And if not, why?
Adobe products are now subscription-based, and users are locked in to paying monthly for the priviledge of licensing the software. With that fee is the expectation of a rolling advancement in features. It's difficult to believe that it would be necessary to purchase 3rd party software to do something that Acrobat DC should do “out of the box.”