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I just want to print a magazine correctly and I'm getting this postscript error

Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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there's this option on indesign that I need to use called "print booklet" and it allows me to get a pdf file with each pages facing the right one , for exemple : I'm making a 12 page magazine , 1 is the cover , 12 is the back cover , 2 faces 11 ect... , all pages are in A4 so the spread is in A3 format , in the preview tab everything seems ok and it's the layout I want, I also want trim marks and I did check that , but when I click on print I get this .txt error file and I don't know what it mean or how should I resolve the issue in order to get my pdf ready for printing :

%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
%%[Page: 1]%%
%%[Page: 2]%%
%%[ Error: ioerror; OffendingCommand: readstring ]%%

Stack:

(› PoÈsKÖnµÐY5Âê2¢ ÷Fmø-êíöYJ
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-mark-
-save-


%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

 

does someone know how to resolve this issue specifically, or what the error message tries to indicate ?

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Why not skip this step in ID and do something similar in Acrobat?

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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because trim marks don't work correctly or are grayed out and it's just simpler to do it from ID directly

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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when I did do it on acrobat I also got an error talking about uncheking "only use systhem fonts" , if you know where to find that that'll helpful

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Why are you doing this? Is the printer requesting this?

If so, find another printer. The one you're dealing with is not worthy of your business.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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printing book-type files isn't really my domain , and no there's is no printer asking me to do this , I just want to print it myself using the correct binding

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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@oko8  As Mike suggested, you should try exporting to the PDF option. For more details, please click here

 

Kindly share the outcome.

 

Regards,
Vivek

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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this was already done and exporting like this will not give me spreads with the correct facing pages (not 1,2,3 ect... but 1/12 , 2/11 , 3/10 , 4/9, 5/8 , 6/7) with marks and bleeds , unless I use acrobat but the booklet option doesn't allow for marks and bleeds somehow , now I just could stick with that but I'm trying to find a better solution that wouldn't be as DIY as this , if I could identify the origin of the error message that would probably help

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Then why the PDF? Just go right to the printer?

 

Or...export a proper PDF and use Acrobat's booklet printing feature.

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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I think you would need a duplex printer—there doesn‘t seem to be a way to print odd and even spreads separately from Print Booklet

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 27, 2024 Feb 27, 2024

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but there is , if print booklet worked the way it was intended to work then that would be my answer , like I said what I have in the preview tab is the result I want , it's just the output that's bugged out , but at any rate , I'm just gonna give up on that thing and let the printer figure it out 

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Feb 27, 2024 Feb 27, 2024

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I'm just gonna give up on that thing and let the printer figure it out

 

A commercial printer should never be asking for imposed pages--the client doesn't have the required press info to correctly setup the press sheet.

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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I can and I wanted to make the process faster by doing it myself but I guess that's not part of my plan anymore

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Most printers would have charged you extra to break the document apart. They have their own equipment and processes for this.

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Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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I want to be clear with that : no printer are holding me hostage right now or something as I did not made any contact any printer at all , this is my own initiative , which also why I could just give up on that , it was just a nice plus I could add but I guess adobe tools aren't really cooperative right now

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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How much creep allowance do they need? What's the size of the press sheet? Are they really only printing 2-up (Print Booklet's limit)? Is it Saddle Stitch or Perfect Binding? If it's perfect binding, what's the size of the signature?

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Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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I want to be clear with that : no printer are holding me hostage right now or something as I did not made any contact any printer at all , this is my own initiative

most of the information you're looking for are on my screenshots , it's Saddle Stitch

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Hmmm.

Could you provide detail about how you go about printing to PDF? What are your settings? And why not export to PDF to get a better-working PDF?

Mike Witherell

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    I did do the ctrl+E and then to acrobat but like I said it wasn't really conclusive since I want trim marks and bleeds so the edges looks nice and with no white line , so I just want to know if there's a way to make this work from ID directly

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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oh and this too , maybe it'll help 

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Hi @oko8, You need the Adobe PDF 9.0 PPD with Postscript file set as the Printer. See this thread:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-print-booklet-only-half-pages-exporting...

 

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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ok do you have a link to where I can download that and if anything , more details about the process of doing that 

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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This OP appears to be on Windows, and the Adobe PDF 9.0 PPD appears to be already in play, according to the OPs second set of screenshots?

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oh so the "Adobe PDF 9.0 PPD with Postscript file set as the Printer" is not the correct answer then ? , I think it has something to do with postscript, I'm trying to figure out what though

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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The PPD is cross platform, I think you need it for the custom Setup required for the imposition

 

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