When trying to print booklet from cs6 InDesign the error reads: The active document uses multiple page sizes. Print booklet works only with documents that use a consistent page size.
I have went into document setup, the icon at the bottom of the pages menu box that allows you to edit page size, even tried changing the master page sizes and applying the master to all pages. None of this is removing the error message when trying to print booklet. If possible please help me.
You must have used the page resize tool to resize a page or pages.
To fix, say in a 32 page booklet:
I'd print pages 1-16 in the booklet
If the error still occurs I'd try printing 1-8
Then 1-4 etc. until I narrow the page number down to what page is causing the error.
It could be that pages 1-16 are fine. So I'd try printing 17-32, then 17-24 etc. until I narrow down the page causing the error.
Actually, we had another case of this last week, and both the creator of the file and I confirmed that all pages were in fact the same. The only way I found to fix the file was to go spread by spread and copy the content, then paste in place in a new file.
I don't use it much, but I've never had a problem with Print Booklet failing in my own work.
I have no way of knowing what happened in the file I saw last week, but my memory is it went through a number of versions and crashes, which can't have helped. I also have a sneaking suspiscion that teh Page tool may be a tad buggy, and if you use it, but don't acutally change a page, or change it back, ID may not see the doc as having all the same size pages.
Applying a master to a page doesn't insure that the page sizes of the master and document pages are the same.
I don't know what the trigger is for the problem reported here and in the earlier thread, but I'm not yet ready to say categorically it's a bug. That said, if you have a reproducible case where you can describe the steps necessary to make this happen, please do file a bug report at Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form
This may be a bit late in coming but I believe I have found the problem. If the documnet creator changes the document dimensions in File--> Document Settings, the print booklet funtion will no longer work and you will get the "can't print because doc has multiple page sizes" error. I was getting the error because I switched orientations from letter-half landscape to letter-half portrait. I too manual checked every possible thing to do with page size, margins, documents, to make sure all pages were the same with no discernible problem.
I tested this by making a new document and adding shapes to it. I ran print booklet and it exported fine. I then changed the orientation in Document Setup and then print booklet gave me that error; so I'm very certain this is the cause. So long as you don't change your document dimensions after you create it, you're fine. I have unfortunately found no other work around than to copy and paste in to a new and set-correct-from-the-start document.
I have filed a bug report on it as per Peter Spier's comment.
Thank you to Zybean for the explanation. I had this same problem, after reading your comment I remembered that I had initially gotten the height and width swapped round and had to edit it after creating the file. I'll copy it over to a new file.
I also reported the bug. In CS6 i was able to change orientation without any problem on a fresh document.
However, on the original document I had two different sizes of pages and masters. After deleting the one size, I could not use booklet printing no matter what I did, even though I only had a single page sized document left.
Once your file is messed up like this, the only solution i found that works is to create a new doc with the proper size, and cut and paste content into that.
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