I am using CS5 (it's old, but hasn't given me any problems yet) and running OS Mavericks.
I need to print and bind a 10x13cm book I am working on.
The book will be bound in 16-page sections, so my aim is to produce one PDF for each 16-page section of the book.
Each PDF page will consist of two-up print spreads (i.e. pages 1-16, then 2-15, then 3-14, etc.)
As the book is smaller than A6, I can fit each spread on an A4 page, printed as 'landscape' orientation.
I will then send this PDF to somebody who will then print it on his double sides laser printer on A4 sheets.
I will fold, bind and trim the resulting pages and make a mock-up.
My problem is this:
> I go to "Print Booklet" and select "2-up saddle stitch" (this gives me the layout I need)
> I click on "Print Settings" and select "PostScript file" from the drop down menu (I will later distill the PS file)
However, when I go to Setup, the orientation and page position are all greyed out.
Consequently, when I print and distill the PS file it is sitting at the bottom left of a 'portrait' sheet (not centred on the sheet)
Do you know another way around this?
If I print directly to my inkjet, then I can control all the centring, etc. but as I need to create a PDF to send to someone else, it isn't much help.
Any help would be much appreciated!
If you are binding in 16 page sections, you need to pick 2-up Perfect Bound and specify 16 page signatures. Saddle Stitch presumes all the pages are folded together in one section.
To get the correct page options you need to install and use the ADPDF9.PPD file. You can download it from my drop box at Download - Hightail
That's worked out exactly as I needed it to.
Thanks a lot for the help!