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I hope this is a really inexpensive print job, because the printer is asking you to do his work for him.
You cannot export an "imposed" PDF from ID out of the box. There is an inexpensive plugin (Overview | IDImposer) or if you are on Windows and have Acrobat Pro installed you should be able to print to PDF using File > Print Booklet...
Thank you. Yes, it is a very inexpensive online print job. I am on windows, but no sure about Acrobat Pro. Will check the plugin. Much appreciated.
Yes, you can print to a PDF using File > Booklet as Peter suggested. However, I usually make a new document myself with the exact same page size, and Place (Ctrl+D) the Indesign-document in it. Make sure to select "Show Import Options" in the Place-dialog, so you can select "All Pages" when importing. Then you just place all the pages in the order you want in the new document. It's a bit of a workaround, but quite handy in my opinion.
Then you just place all the pages in the order you want in the new document. It's a bit of a workaround, but quite handy in my opinion.
A bit tedious for a lot of pages, and extremely prone to putting a page in the wrong position.
That's a pretty simple solution for this project. Thank you.
One question: using the File > Booklet solution I get a error while trying to export as a PDF - I can only use "postscript".
I installed Acrobat Pro through my CC account.
I don't know if the new version of Acrobat installs the Adobe PDF virtual printer on Windows. Do you see it in your printers folder?
If not you would need to print to postscript file, using the Adobe PDF ppd, then distill.
Peter Spier wrote:
A bit tedious for a lot of pages
Yes it is, but I imagined that it might be the easiest solution for the topic starter who only had a four-page brochure. ;-) If you'd have a lot more pages, I wouldn't use this method either.
Just used the File > Print Booklet and it worked.
Well, sort of, cause now I have a white margin in my PDF's, left side.
Not sure why, or what did I do wrong.
EDIT: Had to change something in my print booklet / preview. Had a warning about size... removed marks and bleeds and now looks good.
page 4 / page 1
page 2 / page 3
Sorry, not so perfect
Right now I have a 420 x 290 mm final PDF, but I need it to be 422 x 299 mm.
Using the booklet I am missing something, cause the original InDesign doc has a 2mm bleed.
We need to see the pages panel and the document setup dialogs to figure out what you've done wrong.