10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2017 10:39 AM by jasonl26376214

    Illustrator CS5 - Cannot make custom size when "printing" a PostScript file

    BKane_0

      Hi all,

      I've recently picked up Illustrator CS5, and while this year's model sure is lovely, I'm having an issue when I save a file (or print) as a PostScript file. My aim is to convert the file to a PDF using Distiller and in the Print dialogue box, the PPD field in past versions says something along the lines of Adobe PDF 8.0. In CS5, I do not have the option to select that from the PPD drop down menu (Nor can I find the file to add to the list). Additionally, I can't make a 'custom sized pdf,' only preset paper sizes. I've had to resort to opening my files in CS3 to convert them to PostScript files. I forsee this becoming a problem once I start diving into some of Illustrator CS5's new features.

       

      I get the feeling the program didn't install with an Adobe PDF plug-in and I can't seem to find a substitute online that isn't from 1999 (!). Is there a way to get that plug-in file that my copy of CS3 is using into my CS5?

       

      I'm on a Mac by the way, version 10.6.