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Print Booklet printing some pages blank

Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2020

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Hello there,
I'm trying to print a 20-page booklet as a pdf using the Print Booklet feature. 
I'm getting blank pages on two of the spreads (18,3 and 14,7), only trim marks are showing up.
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In the preview window seems everything fine, so there must be something happening during exporting/flattening process. 

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When i'm exporting the file the usual way (File>Export...) the pdf comes out fine but not in the order that is needed for saddle stich booklet printing . I'm just having this issue with the Print Booklet feature. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Correct answer by BobLevine | Most Valuable Participant

You were very clear.

You cannot export a PDF using print booklet. You can only print to pdf or postscript and distill. Those are not even close to being the same thing.

There are zero reasons to have to do this.

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Print Booklet printing some pages blank

Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2020

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Hello there,
I'm trying to print a 20-page booklet as a pdf using the Print Booklet feature. 
I'm getting blank pages on two of the spreads (18,3 and 14,7), only trim marks are showing up.
error.jpg
In the preview window seems everything fine, so there must be something happening during exporting/flattening process. 

preview.jpg
When i'm exporting the file the usual way (File>Export...) the pdf comes out fine but not in the order that is needed for saddle stich booklet printing . I'm just having this issue with the Print Booklet feature. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Correct answer by BobLevine | Most Valuable Participant

You were very clear.

You cannot export a PDF using print booklet. You can only print to pdf or postscript and distill. Those are not even close to being the same thing.

There are zero reasons to have to do this.

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Find another printer. Imposition is their job.

If you're doing this in house, either print directly to the printer or export a PDF and use Acrobat's booklet feature.

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Feb 28, 2020

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Sorry,  I propably didn't explain myself correctly.
I meant that when i export the pdf using Print Booklet feature, the exported pdf has some pages blank.
But I didn't know about Acrobat's booklet feature! I used it and got the result I wanted!


Thank you very much!

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You were very clear.

You cannot export a PDF using print booklet. You can only print to pdf or postscript and distill. Those are not even close to being the same thing.

There are zero reasons to have to do this.

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Yes, you should export the PDF as usual from InDesign, then use Acrobat Pro to print as booklet.

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I'm using the Acrobat booklet feature, but somehow Acrobat doesn't want to send to my printer queue

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