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Manuel Lizarraga, Jr.
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Exporting PDF from InDesign, need to attach the Job Options inside the PDF, so it can be verified

Dec 2, 2012 3:34 PM

Tags: #pdf #joboptions #indesign_export

Exporting a PDF from InDesign, I need to attach the Job Options inside the PDF, so it can be verified that it was produced correctly. Exporting from Distiller works. Same JobOptions file used and attach JobOptions is clicked ON. It's required to verify as part of our QA process.

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    Dec 3, 2012 12:46 AM   in reply to Manuel Lizarraga, Jr.

    @Manuel – using Distiller does use a different programming solution for attaching the JobOption. Unfortunately, as you found out, that programming solution (it's done through a special kind of PostScript comment) cannot be put to use using the PDF Library while exporting. It's simply not implemented by Adobe.


    You could "cheat" by using a 3-step process:


    1. Print to PostScript => distill a PDF with Joboptions included => PDF1

    2. Export to PDF => PDF2

    3. Replace the pages of PDF1 with PDF2. The included Joboption will still be there.


    I don't know if that the result will work in your specific situation.

    That will depend on your specific Joboptions files and, of course, will introduce the posibility of errors and that is opposed to your QA process.



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