Printing has never been ID's strong point and to be honest, I don't
remember the last time I tried to.
Export a PDF and print that. On Windows you should have no trouble using
the Print to PDF function of Acrobat.
Thanks for your answer. While this is a solution it seems that it is not ideal if you are utalizing this feature on a daily basis. The main issue that we have is that it used to work in CS4.
According to our marketing team the steps to print a booklet if exported to PDF is as follows. If there is an easier way please do let me know!
Steps Printing from InDesign CS6 to PDF
Create pdf in from indesign presets
- overwrite file? Yes
- Select compatibility version
- Cue info box(es) if there is overlapping text/hidden objects/broken links
Open pdf from saved location
- Select page thumbnails
- Rearrange 20 or so pages in to numerical order
- Squint at thumbnails – rearrange again
- Select booklet
- Specify orientation (reading view)
- Go to properties
- Select both side and edge options
- Select page orientation (paper view)
- Hit ok a couple of times
Sit back and hope the combination gives you the right document
Also if you need to change the printers marks/crop/colour bars/bleed etc. Go all the way back to create pdf and select the options in there by going into another properties screen then repeat all the steps.
Steps Printing from InDesign straight to printer
Go to print booklet
- Hit print (it remembers all the selected settings)
I look forward to hearing from you.
In ID, File > Print Booklet... From the printer dropdown choose Adobe PDF. Do your normal setup.
Print the booklet to PDF, then print the resulting PDF normally from Acrobat. Each page of your PDF will be one imposed spread.
OK, this is either a problem in the file, or something about the setup in Print Booklet. Can you print the file without Print Booklet to the Adobe PDF printer? If you can, we need to explore the settings in Print Booklet. If not, see Adobe Community: File Crashing on Output - printing/PDF/other for troubleshooting techniques.
The issues you are having can be caused by driver conflicts on the Operating system. If windows * installed the drivers automatically, it may be the wrong drivers. If they were installed from the disc, they may be outdated for Windows 8.
Please take the following steps.
1. If printer is connected by usb, disconnect the usb cable from the computer. If printer is connected on network, turn printer off.
2. Click start then click "Devices and Printers".
3. Right click on printer icon and click "Remove Device"
4. After icon is gone, single left click on Microsoft Document writer and then click Print server Properties at top of page.
5. Click on the drivers tab at the top of that window. Select anything that says "Oki" and select remove. Then select remove driver and driver package.
The driver package may not remove but it's ok as long as the driver is successfully removed.
6. Go to okidata.com and click on "Support" at top of page. In the grey area, select download a driver.
7. Next to select technology, click the dropdown window and select multifunctional product.
8. Another dropdown window will appear. Select the MC860MFP.
9. You will see three boxes. The center one will be titled "Find a Driver". Select Windows 7 X64 edition.
10. Select English MC860nMFP Series 64 Bit PS Driver for Windows (This will be the fifth option down.)
11. In the Driver Download Info box to the right, click the blu underlined file titled MC860Win7x64PS_ENU130.exe
12. Follow the installation instructions.
Thanks for the link that helped us to resolve the issue. It turns out that in CS6 you can't paste an image into your file. While it works in CS4 it seems that CS6 is more sensitive about things like that.
Once we found the offending images saved them into Photoshop and linked them to our file everything is printing out beautifully.
Again many thanks for everyone’s help, it’s much appreciated.
Nothing has changed about pasting images in CS6, do it's more likley that some corruption of the image data or frame crept into the file somehow. But because nothing has changed, I'll also say that pasting from photoshop is not a recommended workflow. Linking is the way to go.