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Postscript trouble in InDesign

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Dec 14, 2017

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Hi,

I have some troubles to print a PostScript file with InDesign CC 2017.
When I open the print menu, I choose "PostScript®" printer, the PPD is Device-independent

but I cannot change the Format…
So, when put my PS file in Distiller, my PDF file is completely cropped up…

What can I do?

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Correct answer by Willi Adelberger | Most Valuable Participant

Don't use PostScript any more. No EPS, no PDF via print.

Use PDF/X-4 and use export to create PDFs. There is not even one reason to use PostScript to create a PDF.

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Postscript trouble in InDesign

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Hi,

I have some troubles to print a PostScript file with InDesign CC 2017.
When I open the print menu, I choose "PostScript®" printer, the PPD is Device-independent

but I cannot change the Format…
So, when put my PS file in Distiller, my PDF file is completely cropped up…

What can I do?

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Correct answer by Willi Adelberger | Most Valuable Participant

Don't use PostScript any more. No EPS, no PDF via print.

Use PDF/X-4 and use export to create PDFs. There is not even one reason to use PostScript to create a PDF.

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Don't use PostScript any more. No EPS, no PDF via print.

Use PDF/X-4 and use export to create PDFs. There is not even one reason to use PostScript to create a PDF.

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Amen!

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Dov+Isaacs  wrote

Amen!

          - Dov

🙂

But if you absolutely* have to print to PostScript you could get the PPD from my Dropbox account:

Dropbox - ADPDF9.PPD.zip

ADPDF9.PPD.zip

   ADPDF9.PPD

Just create a folder exactly named PPDs in the Presets folder of your InDesign installation and copy the ADPDF9.PPD file to it.

* there could be some cases where it's ok to have a fall-back to that old and depricated workflow distilling a PostScript file to PDF: Re: PDF über "exportieren" falsch // PDF über Postscript und Distiller richtig

Regards,
Uwe

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It's 2020 almost 2021 and that answer is still absolute b*ll*cks.  If you are an independent contractor/user/designer, don't have the ppd file/ endpoint printer profiles  in the print booklet  > set up screen and adobe STILL doesn't provide easy simple ways to find them, add them, adjust the settings and the settings won't adjust even when you change the page size to something like 11x17 for a 20 month calendar .... then you absolutely have no clue what designers and users are going through in the real world.

 

I totally hate absolutist, non-contextualized, rigid, black/white, either/or answers from know-it-all people who are not authoritatively informed and think they know everything. So fricking annoying. So UNHELPFUL.

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Feel better?

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The Adobe 9.0 PPD Uwe posted still works. Here is the Adobe page. 

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/add-acrobat-ppd.html

 

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Nothing has changed. "Device independent" is a PPD for special purposes, and does not support any page sizes, as page sizes are not device independent. Of course, if you are printing to an actual printer you must not use anything but the right PPD. If you are printing to Distill (really, very very strongly advised against), then use the Distiller PPD as noted - but ONLY if you're going to Distill.

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