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Print booklet has wrong page orientation

Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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I have a document set up to print as a booklet with 5.5x8.5 pages on a spread. It looks fine in preview but the .ps file has the wrong page orientation. I've attached the Summary txt from Print Booklet.

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Community Expert , Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

Maybe I have the wrong printer driver

 

You need to install the Adobe PDF 9.0 PPD:

 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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our printer does not allow mw to print booklet from inDesign. (we do not have a fiery for spooling) but I founda solution if you just hit print. Then in the settings on the printer side choose booklet and saddle stitch. See if that helps.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Export a proper PDF and then use Acrobat's booklet feature to print it.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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I left out important details! I want the PDF already set up as a booklet so the public can print it. I'm printing the booklet to PostScript so I can convert it to PDF. I've done it before, so I know it's possible.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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What makes you so sure they want it that way? Most people will just read it on screen and providing that way will make that quite difficult.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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I just am trying to make it as easy as possible for users.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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You're failing miserably at that. Again, most of them will have zero interest in printing it.

Printing to postscript is a 1990s method of PDF creation and page imposition is a printer's responsibility.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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I'm posting the file to a website for general use; it's not going to a printshop.

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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You're free to waste your time and that of your audience. I've given you the best advice you're going to get.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Your users woud have to print both sides of the sheet exactly centered, collate & fold the printed signatures, and staple in the middle—are they really capable or willing to doing that?

 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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If people want to print it, they can use the booklet printing function from Acrobat or their own printer driver, but still have it in reader order on the screen.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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I still need to be able to print a booklet to PostScript from InDesign and have it formatted correctly. 

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Participant ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Make sure your under "SETUP", you have "device independent" or a preferable preset that uses the printed sheet size that will fit a spread - 2 book pages on 1 sheet of paper in that Setup dialog screen. Please see the following screenshots.

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That is exactly how I have it set up; please refer to my original post with screen shots.

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Participant ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Your page orientation is wrong. Flip it to the opposite and your book pages will fit 2up to a sheet. You can see it under Setup.

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Participant ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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I have attached a screenshot of the setup window with what it would read if you were using the printer driver - showing page size and orientation for reference.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Thank you. Maybe I have the wrong printer driver, but InDesign won't let me set up Portrait as 11x8.5: "The value must be between 3 in and 8.5 in."

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Community Beginner ,
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Using "Device Independent" gives me no access to paper size and orientation in Setup.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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Maybe I have the wrong printer driver

 

You need to install the Adobe PDF 9.0 PPD:

 

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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The problem was that I didn't have the Adobe PPD. Now I do and the problem is solved.

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Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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This worked for me too! Who knew adding a PPD file from 2016 would be the solution... after FAR too long of digging.  Instructions here and copied below: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/save-as-pdf-options-not.html

 

  • Quit InDesign.
  • Navigate to /Applications/Adobe Indesign *Your version*/Presets/.
  • Within the presets folder, create a folder named PPDs (the folder name is case-sensitive).

  • Control-click the following link and choose Save Link As to download the Acrobat 9 PPD:
    Acrobat 9 PPD

  • Place a copy of the downloaded PPD into the folder you created in step 3.

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