I put together an unimposed 16 page document and before I updated to the newest version of Adobe CC I used to be able to save it as a booklet by accessing a "save to PDF" option from the Print Booklet drop down menu. Now when I do this it says the "save as PDF option in the printer dialogue is not supported." This is really frustrating, because I want to offer imposed versions of this booklet online for people to be able to download and print themselves. Is there a work around or other easy way to do this?
You would need to download and install a PPD, here is a link:
Alternately, create a new 16 page InDesign document, place the original 16 pages into the new file in printer's spread order, export to 8 spread pages.
I downloaded the PPD and followed the instructionss but this seems to only enable me to save i no as a .ps file not a pdf.
I could definitely do it the manual way, but I will be making many many booklets of lengths from 8 pages to 100 and I really hope to find a way that isnt manual.
There is a built in booklet function in Acrobat and Reader. Anyone needing an imposed version would find it much easier to use.
I will look into this but so far I havent found this option in my acrobat application.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Here's a screenshot to help:
ahhh it looks like you are using a PC, I have read that this is only a problem for people using a mac 😞
The Acrobat Booklet feature is cross platform—just open the print dialog. This is Acrobat Reader onOSX 10.14.6:
Right. I have the booklet option for printing, but I want to SAVE it as a booklet pdf to publish online so people who dont have this program can easily print it. I used to be able to open the print booklet dialogue and there was a way to "save to PDF" from there but many mac users with updated Adobe CC and OS can't do this anymore. I found a solution that works from another user involving saving it as a .ps and converting it to a .pdf in acrobat. This will be fine for me, but I do wish that Adobe would build a save booklet feature into their program.. It'ss baffling to me that they don't.
If you are working in InDesign your options to save as pdf are file/Adobe presets:
then choose or define or one of the auto pdf 's you can also use the package feature:
I know how to save as a PDF but I want to know how to save a file that is laid out unimposed, as an imposed booklet pdf
Ok, I happened upon this when I searched imposed booklet pdf from InDesign, it is from Creative Pro: David Blatner. Maybe you saw it already or maybe it can help:
THIS WORKS thanks so much
Just keep in mind printing to .ps is a flattened postscript workflow. It will work for straight forward, all CMYK documents, but you may run into production problems if you are using more complex color or transparency effects.
thanks for that! Luckily It was a basic CMYK booklet, so it worked for me this time! but I do hope that one day Adobe will build in a Save Booklet PDF option into their program.
I agree with Bob, it won’t happen. Export PDF purposefully does not include print specific tasks—trapping, separations, imposition—because usually the exporter would not know the press details and capabilities that affect those choices. They are better handled in the RIP.