I was just going to PDF a file in InDesign CS4 and discovered that all of the PDF presets are gone. There are no .joboptions files where they should be and I am at a loss. Is it possible to download these presets from somewhere? The only thing I can think of that might be related to this is that I recently deleted an expired trial of Illustrator CS5, though why one would affect the other I have no clue.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
I don't know of a location to download them, but the good news is you don't actually need them to export a PDF -- they're a convenience, not a necessity. Do you recall what preset you were using? We can help you recreate it until you are able to recover the old ones.
The important aspects of [High Quality] are Acrobat 5 compatibility (to keep transparency live), no color conversions, and compression for color and Grayscale set to Automatic and 300 ppi, 1200 ppi for monochrome.
Press Quality does a Convert to Profile (Preserve Numbers) bu is otherwise the same.
It occurs to me that I can zip up the presets and send them to you, which I will.
The link should be good for the next ten days.
This is an early set, and does not include the PDF/X-4 options from CS5 or later....
Ran into this problem today, all the original PDF presets disappeared, strangely sometimes they would come back for a short time... anyway, managed to reload the .jobobject files from 'Adobe > Acrobat 10.0 > Acrobat > Settings'
Hello Peter, I realsise this is an old post but for me it's a new problem and I have to get work out to print today (aaaaghhhh) my presets have totally dissapeared - could you guide me through how to reinstall or replace - and where I would go to find them? many thanks Suzi
You can download the presets from me at https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW14SlJ5d0llcElpR01UQw, but where they belong will depend on your OS.
Before doing any of that, however, I believe another user mentioned last month that replacing their prefs brought the presets back, so it might be worth trying that first. See Replace Your Preferences and use the Manual method after making a backup.
Thank you for your speedy reply. I have stored the download for future use if needed. In the meantime I have rebooted yet again and they have re-appeared. i will also try out your suggestion of replacing the preferences. Oh the joys of being a designer