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Printing A Booklet part 2

Back in October of 2012 I posted an article on how to print a booklet. Apple and Adobe keep changing the way you do things so that post and method of creating a PDF file needs updating. The good news is you should now be able to make this work on your computer with out having a postscript printer attached.

First open up System Preferences on your Mac Laptop and click on the Print & Scan icon.

Print & ScanClick the + button at the bottom of the Printers window and add other printer or scanner. When the Add Printer window opens click the IP icon at the top and enter localhost in the Address box. Select Generic Postscript Printer in the Print Using box then click Add.

Add Printer WindowOpen your InDesign document. Go to File Print Booklet.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.06.16 PMWhen the Print Booklet dialog window opens click Print Settings at the bottom of the window.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.11.46 PMSet the Printer to localhost. Set the PPD to Generic Postscript Printer and check the Print Blank Pages button in Options at the bottom of the window. Click Setup on the left side of the window.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.07.53 PMIn the Setup options choose Paper Size Legal and set the Orientation to horizontal. Choose Centered in the Page Position box. Click Marks and Bleed in the left window.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.08.12 PMIn Marks and Bleed click the Crop Marks button. Under the Bleed and Slug box select Use Document Bleed Settings. Click Printer… at the bottom of the window.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.13.08 PMIn the Print window, click the PDF button at the bottom left and select Save as Postscript… Click Print, the Save window will open, name your book or just delete the .indd and save to the Desktop.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 3.14.00 PMClick OK in the open Print window and then click Print in the open Print Booklet window. This should create a Postscript file of your booklet in printer spreads. You can now open this file in Adobe Acrobat for printing in the Print Center.

Whooooou! Easy right. Good Luck!!!