Postscript trouble in InDesign

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Dec 14, 2017 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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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017
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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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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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Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Amen!

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 15, 2017 Dec 15, 2017

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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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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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Feel better?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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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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LEGEND ,
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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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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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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This solution still does not work for me. I've been trying for three days and installing the PPDs folder  under presets isn't changing anything in the Print Booklet windowand i cannot change the page size and layout when creating a booklet PDF. 

Before someone says something about using PDFs instead- I'm creating a book with signatures and using Print Bookleet is the only way to do that.

My file is design for an 8.5x11 sheet, I just cannot get it to not be portrait orientation. 

Someone please help.

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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What OS are you using? It’s working for me on Mojave—maybe it’s a permissions problem.

 

You can try this JS which exports simple imposed signatures. I’ve tested in-house, but this is the first time I’ve posted it, so check the PDF carefully.

 

The dialog:

 

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https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/3bfdb004-f188-4f3d-5904-d82dd8f8e2d1

 

The exported PDF get saved in the same directory as the ID file.

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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I'm using Big Sur. 

Sorry, what's a JS?

This looks promising- but I can't find anywhere in Acrobat that says "Export Printer Spreads." Do I have to download an imposition something? (I'm not familiar with Acrobat and have only used Indesign's functions so I'm still rusty)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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The link is to a Javascript. Download BookletImpositionPB.jsx, copy it into your Scripts folder, and it will show in your Scripts panel—Applications⁩ ▸ ⁨Adobe InDesign 2021⁩ ▸ ⁨Scripts⁩ ▸ ⁨Scripts Panel⁩

 

Double click in the scripts panel to run and the exported PDF will be saved in the ID file’s directory.

 

Imposition really should be handled by the printer, so if you are exporting and deleivering an imposed document make sure you get a bound dummy from the printer before going to press.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Well, clearly InDesign isn't seeing the PPD. This is the problem you need to solve - there's nothing wrong with the Device Independent PPD.  It's a long shot, but I assume in those three days you have restarted InDesign? 

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Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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B*ll*cks as well Geekc, you can do all this with the PDF right there in Acrobat Pro.

(Edit: missed the date, this one is old)

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