Install PPD InDesign 2022

Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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I have recently had to reinstall the OS (Monterey) on my Mac. In the InDesign 2022 > Presets Folder I created a PPDs folder and pasted in the ADPDF9.PPD. After rebooting InDesign, I cannot see the option in the print dialog box. Someone, please help me figure out why this isn't working. 

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Community Beginner , Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

Given the sensitivity of the copy paste that you described, I decided to download a fresh copy of the ADPDF9.PPD file, put it in a new PPDs folder on my desktop, and then retried the drag-copy. It is now working. Was it the file, the folder, or that it was dragged from a cloud-based drive that prevented it working the first 10 times? Anyone's guess, but solution found. Thank everyone. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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It might be because of how you put it there. Instead of pasting, drag-copy the PPD into the folder. You should be presented with an authentication dialog to do so as anything you add to applications folders need to be authorized.

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I tried copy paste, and drag and drop. Both required an authentication. I also tried dragging in a PPDs folder rather than making a new one. All same result. No update in the print dialogs. 

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Given the sensitivity of the copy paste that you described, I decided to download a fresh copy of the ADPDF9.PPD file, put it in a new PPDs folder on my desktop, and then retried the drag-copy. It is now working. Was it the file, the folder, or that it was dragged from a cloud-based drive that prevented it working the first 10 times? Anyone's guess, but solution found. Thank everyone. 

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Glad it worked out.

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Did you remember to set the Printer to Postscript File?

 

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Yes, and under in the PPD drop down I only see the physical printers that I've installed. 

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