After creating a post script file in either InDesign or Illustrator I don't seem to be able to open it with Distiller. Using CS6 programs on Windows.
Why are you creating postscript files? In InDesign it's best to use File>Export and choose PDF(Print)
And in Illustrator you can use File>Save As and choose PDF.
I don't fully understand your issue with the PS not opening in Distiller? Just open Distiller and drag the PS file on to the Distiller window.
Thank you very much for writing to me.
I am working on a 64 page booklet and I read someplace that commercial
printer companies need a PostScript file. Do you think it's just the
same to give them a PDF file? I created a PS file at the "Print Booklet"
stage. Of course I made also a PDF file without any problems. The other
problem, which I think is connected with my question, is that I can't
open Acrobat Distiller even though I see the icon for the program?
Any printer who wants postscript today is twenty years behind the times. And you shouldn't be using Pring Booklet unless you are doing the printing and need to impose yourself. Export to PDF (ask the printer for the correct settings) and let them do the imposition. It's part of their job, and you only make things harder for them if you try to do things you shouldn't.
OK, thank you very much. As you can see, I am not a professional...
All types of people use InDesign, it's best to consult with your printer on how to prepare the file for them. If you don't know how, ask can you send the indesign file (your printer can instruct you how to do this properly) and they will handle it from there.
Thank you very much.
I have a problem. When I export pages from InDesign CS6 to EPS with nonsimmetric bleeds I recieve incorrect bleeds in fibish document/ Original publication was with "Facing Pages" cheked. So "inside" bleed is incorrect in finish document. Why? Now I can only export with simmetric bleeds in EPS, and cut off then inside bleed in layout reposition software later - not fun. Thank you for your help.
Back to the question why do you need to export to EPS?
Opening in Illustrator? Will destroy text.
Placing in InDesign? Use INDD oder PDF/X4
Placing in Quark Xpress? Use PDF
Placing in an old layout application? There might be a need.
I know there are some bugs with bleeds in facing pages documents. Not this one but other I have seen and filed to Adobe. But for any purposes where you might need an EPS, export the bleed in all direction. The bleed is not making any damage in the further workflow.
Incorrect bleeds with a 0 inside bleed value (and probably any non-symmetice combination) is a bug I reported around CS5. Inside and Outside are incorrectly remapped to left and right.