I have been trying unsuccessfully to get the PPD to work with InDesign 2021. Not sure what I'm doing wrong or if it's not supported at all. My IT guy suggest I reach out to the community to see if anyone has any answers. I am running Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina). Thank you in advance!
For what printer? Is the printer a Postscript printer?
I am trying to make a color separated file. I don't know the technological terms, but in InDesign I go to file > print > and the printer dialog box I choose printer > Postscript file and then the pull down for the PPD which was ADPDF9.PPD. I have the PPD installed in Library > Printers > PPDs folder.
You’ll need to install it in the InDesign application folder. Quit ID and in the Presets folder make a folder named PPDs (name is case sensitive). Move the ADPDF9.PPD folder inside of the PPDs folder:
That worked perfectly!! Thank you so very much for your time! 😉
Please be aware that “color separated” PDF files are not supported by direct PDF export simply because that type of workflow is really a deprecated workflow practice from the late 1990s. No modern RIP/DFE and/or PDF workflow requires such pre-separation these days and in fact such PostScript=>PDF workflows often degrade output quality.
Thank you Dov. Unfortunately our equipment is that old and we still use that color separated process for our films.
YOU GO! well done!
just put this in our groupchat - THANKS
So awesome....thank you for this!
The link to download the PPD file no longer works. Where else can I find it?
I have come back to this type of answer to this question every few months now because I keep losing my PPD folder with the InDesign updates. I guess I have to mention this over in ADD THIS FEATURE ADOBE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT'S PAGEWORTHY to get it fixed.
There’s zero chance that the Adobe PDF 9 PPD is going to be included in an upgrade install. Also, there could be any number of third party plugins, fonts, scripts, PPDs, swatches, that would be lost on an upgrade when you choose to remove the older version. I always archive the current application folder before upgrading, so I have a backup of the files I’ve added.