2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2012 5:23 AM by Manish-Sharma

    Can't print .indd booklet to PDF; opens print utility instead of Acrobat


      Thanks in advance for any help you can lend.


      I have a 16 page .indd document that I'm trying to export via "print booklet", using Adobe PDF 9.0 as my printer. Every time I try to print as a PDF, it goes through the process of compiling the images, loading fonts, etc., but then my printer utility opens (obviously giving an error) instead of Acrobat. When I just choose export as PDF I have no issues whatsoever; Acrobat opens and it saves properly. I need the document, though, in a saddle stitch imposed format for the printer.


      I'm on Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2

      Acrobat X version 10.1.3

      Adobe InDesign CS5.5


      The setting summary of the print dialogue is as follows:


      Print Preset: [Custom]

      Printer: Adobe PDF 9.0

      PPD: Adobe PDF 9.0

      PPD File: /var/folders/74/_l7wb86j7plcvb5kz2hwgmh00000gn/T//4f9757064d509


      Print Booklet

          Booklet Type: 2-up Saddle Stitch

          Auto Adjust Margins: On

          Top Margin: 0.2917 in

          Bottom Margin: 0.2917 in

          Left Margin: 0.2917 in

          Right Margin: 0.2917 in

          Space Between Pages: N/A

          Creep: 0 in

          Bleed Between Pages: N/A

          Signature Size: N/A

          Print Blank Printer Spreads: On



          Copies: 1

          Collate: Off

          Reverse Order: Off

          Pages: All

          Sequence: All Pages

          Spreads: Off

          Print Master Pages: Off

          Print Layers: Visible & Printable Layers

          Print Non-printing Objects: Off

          Print Blank Pages: Off

          Print Visible Guides and Baseline Grids: Off



          Paper Size: Tabloid Oversize

          Paper Width: 12 in

          Paper Height: 18 in

          Page Orientation: Landscape

          Paper Offset: 0 in

          Paper Gap: 0 in

          Transverse: Off

          Scaling: 100%

          Constrain Proportions: On

          Page Position: Centered

          Thumbnails: Off

          Tiling: Off

      Marks and Bleed

          Crop Marks: On

          Bleed Marks: Off

          Registration Marks: Off

          Color Bars: Off

          Page Information: Off

          Printer Mark Type: Default

          Crop Mark Weight: 0.25 pt

          Mark Offset from Page: 0.0833 in

          Use Document Bleed Settings: On

          Bleed Top: 0 in

          Bleed Bottom: 0 in

          Bleed Inside: 0 in

          Bleed Outside: 0 in

          Include Slug Area: Off


          Color: Composite CMYK

          Text As Black: Off

          Trapping: Off

          Flip: None

          Negative: Off

          Screening: Default

          Simulate Overprint: Off

          Frequency: 60

          Angle: 45


          Send Data: Optimized Subsampling

          Download: Complete

          Download PPD Fonts: On

          PostScript®: Level 2

          Data Format: ASCII

      Color Management

          Document Profile: U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2

          Color Handling: Let InDesign Determine Colors

          Printer Profile: Document CMYK - U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2

          Preserve CMYK Numbers: On

          Proof Profile: Document CMYK

          Simulate Paper Color: On


          Print &as Bitmap: On

          Bitmap Resolution: 300

          OPI Image Replacement: Off

          EPS: Off

          PDF: Off

          Bitmap Images: Off

          Transparency Flattener Preset: [Medium Resolution]

          Ignore Spread Overrides: Off




      I'm on Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2


      Acrobat X version 10.1.3