"But not in this case"
Can you describe this case with more detail, please?
"in this case ..." means ... I have to send a pdf that only includes those parts of all sides coloured with the solid color "text black".
I hope you understand now what I wanted to say. If not, please ask ...
Normally in co-editions printed in colour, as you no doubt know, all the text is in black (not rich black), so that you just have one plate change for other languages. Is this the issue you want advice about?
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Easy way: Place your localized contents on a separate layer, hide other layers and export to pdf just your layer.
If above is not possible, try this:
You can (old style) print to PostScript, where in print dialog you can turn off process colors and leave only your spot black:
Next, use Distiller to produce PDF from your printed *.ps file (use custom profile with "Leave Color Unchanged" to preserve your spot black):
Hi derek, thanks for your answer. Yes its nearly as you wrote. All the parts of the book, that are not "nationalized" are already printed in cmyk.
After that the printer wants to get my pdf with the german texts (and other black parts) that all have the color "text black" as solid color.
thanks for your help. Easy way would be the best, but I’ve got the file as it is and don’t want to change parts out of the layers now (because its difficult to see, what happens in this case). If I would make a new book, this would be the way prefered, thats true.
Now I want to produce the postscript-file, as you told me. I work on a mac with OSX 10.11.6 and the file is in Indesign CC2017.
But I don't have the choice to change the PPD to "Adobe PDF 9".
Could you help again?
(if PPDS folder not present, just create one)
Also do not forget in Print dialog set Paper size to "Custom" to fit print marks (must be bigger size than your page, it does not automatically enlarge "background" as with pdf export) and Page position: "Centered". And check in Advanced / Transparency flattener to "High resolution" and in Grapics / Images / Send data to "All" (!!!).
To all of you, who want to help me ... and especially to rudo:
My problem is solved!
Thats exactly the way to produce such a pdf, what I needed to get.
Thank you very much!