Avoid the make booklet command in InDesign, it is a trash function.
It relies on Postscript, has never worked well.
If you want to print it, let the printer do the imposing, that his task.
If you want to print it at home, export a PDF and use the print booklet function in Acrobat or Reader.
If you need to impose it on a regular basis, buy an imposing plugin for Acrobat, that will work with PDFs of all kind, not only with InDesig files.
That is not a correct answer. My question was not addressed, however, I very much appreciate the workaround. Go figure…. I think there is a feature in InDesign that if not working, should be removed by the software developers. [back to my question.]
I need to print proofs for a variety of people where I work. I don't want to explain my software is broken and they will need to proof single pages.
I did not know about the print booklet feature in Acrobat. That should suffice nicely.
I still didn't get my question answered, however, so please don't close this discussion.
There is no other answer that this function not working well. If you need imposing then buy a plugin, best in Acrobat, as it would work with other files than from InDesign. You will not get an answer that this is a trouble free feature as it is not. It would be better if Adobe would remove it as to have this in InDesign.
Nobody’s closing this discussion but OTOH, nobody is going to answer what Adobe’s plans are.
Remember, this feature was added about 10 years ago and has quite a few limitations. In fact, if I had to pick one feature of InDesign that has been weak since version 1.0 it would be any kind of printing.
You are far better off, exporting the PDF and printing a booklet from Acrobat. The result will be far better and easier.
It's extremely unlikely that the feature will ever be changed.
A little history: In the distant past, Adobe used a plug-in for booklets created by another company (I don't remember the name). About 10 years ago, that company was bought by Adobe's competitor, QuarkXPress. Adobe had to throw together a replacement. It had limitations from the beginning. The market for such a plug-in is very small and probably diminishing as small printers go out of business.
Yes, I remember. It was InBooklet and it rocked. I believe I could print a booklet to a PDF also. I get that.
If Adobe doesn't read these, what's the point, I guess. It seems really "tacky" (for lack of a better word) to have a buggy feature with no intention of fixing it.
That company was ALAP and they made some very nice InDesign plugins which were immediately killed by Quark in a pretty stupid attempt to slow InDesign’s progress.
That said, Adobe has never come close to InBooklet’s capability but to repeat my earlier assessment…printing has never been ID’s strong suit. In fact, it’s very rare that I’ll ever print from it.