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.
Export a proper PDF and then use Acrobat's booklet feature to print it.
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.
I just am trying to make it as easy as possible for users.
I'm posting the file to a website for general use; it's not going to a printshop.
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?
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.
I still need to be able to print a booklet to PostScript from InDesign and have it formatted correctly.
That is exactly how I have it set up; please refer to my original post with screen shots.
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.
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."
Using "Device Independent" gives me no access to paper size and orientation in Setup.
Maybe I have the wrong printer driver
You need to install the Adobe PDF 9.0 PPD:
The problem was that I didn't have the Adobe PPD. Now I do and the problem is solved.
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
Within the presets folder, create a folder named PPDs (the folder name is case-sensitive).