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  1. Indesign will not tag endnotes to XML

    When Adding untagged items to the Structure, Indesign promptly states that Endnotes are not supported for XML tagging. I use XML tagging process for creating reliable Accessible WCAG compliant PDFs, and other export requirements. Please make Endnotes USEFUL - 1. keep in same story (not an additional frame) and make tagging process available.
    OR... a way to convert endnotes to linked cross references - even in tables!
    Tables if Indesign worst thought when it comes to footnotes and endnotes.

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  2. Data Merge to PDF (using the new single page export feature) does not work properly

    Using the packaged folder attached, go to the Data Merge panel and select Export to PDF. Click OK on the first dialog box and in the second dialog box, make sure the "Create Separate PDF files" checkbox is checked.
    Expected result - 6 PDFs that have correct content in each PDF.
    Actual result - 6 PDFs that have incorrect content. PDF 1 is fine, but PDFs 2-6 are the same content as PDF 2.

    4 votes

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  3. hyperlink

    Interactive PDF not exporting hyperlinks correctly

    Everytime I export an interactive PDF with hyperlinks, the links have %0D automatically at the end. The hard return code is not in the link in InDesign, I've tried to remove it several times within the working document and Acrobat with no luck. Seems to be a bug.

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  4. Indesign cuts off effects on PDF Export

    InDesign cuts off effects on PDF Exports if they get too large. (Also to mention... menues look different fot Font or Object Effects... someone realigned one of them and forgot the others.)

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server: CC 2017.1 with Tablefix
    Steps to reproduce the issues: Create a new Document that's wide enough e.g. 5000mm (happend to us on a big Banner) – Write Text - Use Effect "Bevel" - Export to PDF and watch it fail.
    Expected result: A Text with the applied effect
    Actual result: The Effect gets cut off (we almost printed a job…

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  5. Tagged artifacts are not propery exported to PDF

    1. CC 2017.1
    2. Create an InDesign Document with correct tagging, articles, etc. Spend hours because there is no simple way doing this without expensive plugins. Our small monthly payment is used to include more important functions like Stock-Photos. Export PDF, correct some minor errors and check it with PAC. You´ll get many Content errors, because artifacts are not properly tagged. Try to solve it in Acrobat with the tags/order/...-panel. Spend more hours with vanishing objects and many other amusing bugs. Find the Preflight-Tool to tag all objects at once.
    3. Correct tagging while generating the PDF.
    4. Lost my mind ... Please overhaul…
    4 votes

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  6. indesign export

    I export a pdf and then decide I want to make a tweak. So I tweak the indesign file, re-export my pdf, and then the pdf doesn't update the preview! I have to re-export TWICE in order for the pdf to be updated. Anybody else having this problem?

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    Hi

    Please provide the following information:
    1. Which version of InDesign are you using?
    2. On which OS are you seeing this issue? Win or Mac?
    3. This issue is reproducible with each and every file or with some specific files?

    Regards
    Anasuiya Gupta

  7. PDF export with hyperlink incorrect when hyphenation is used in URL

    When hyphenation is used within the URL the link will become corrupted. Using PDF Export with option Hyperlink ON.
    CC2017.1 (build 12.1.0.56) Mac and Win.

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  8. Pdf export and Adobe print to pdf gets image errors in prints from InDesign 19.3 x64

    The pdf looks correct in the pdf but lines looks very different after printing the pdf. Both export in different qualities, and Adobe print to pdf different qualities gets the same results. The image is a map and the errors are desturbingly big. Microsoft print PDF works so the errors are Adobes. The map itself is from ArcMap GIS and printed as pdf with Adobe pdf printer and linked to InDesign.

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  9. Crop marks encroach inside bleed zone

    I work in a print shop. Bleed and crop marks should NEVER, NOT EVER, encroach into the bleed zone. InDesign should be set up to default the crop mark offset to automatically match the specified bleed, so that the crop marks in a PDF appear OUTSIDE of the bleed zone.

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  10. Data Merge merges only first record repeatedly

    Using InDesign for Windows v18.5.

    First of all, I TRIED to upload the InDesign file in question to this forum, and get an error message stating that uploading of InDesign files is not allowed. In an InDESIGN FORUM?

    The issue here is the failure of InDesign to properly merge records from a CSV/TXT document. I have a source document (tab-delim text) and multiple fields in the InDesign document. (I am NOT trying to place multiple records per page. It's a single record with multiple tab-delim fields per page.) When I do a preview of the merge, the preview looks perfect,…

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  11. Export PDF is crashing PAC checker due to font issue

    Since version 18.4, sometimes the embedding of specific fonts is causing PAC to get a system error. I know this because I sent my file to Axaio (made-to-tag) when I couldn't figure out why PAC was not working. They told me this started happening since version 18.4, which has something to do with fonts. They suggested finding a TrueType version of the font to get around this bug or download 18.3. I use Indesign all the time and need this bug to be fixed.

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  12. InDesign crashes when exporting a pdf with hyperlinks.

    InDesign crashes when exporting a pdf with hyperlinks. This is now just happening after the release of Id 2023.

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  13. Page number truncated exporting to PDF (when using HarfBuzz and World-Ready Composer)

    Summary: When using HarfBuzz and the World Ready Composer, automatic fields such as the current page number are truncated to their first character when exporting to PDF.

    Steps to reproduce the problem:
    1. Enable HarfBuzz rendering mode. (Script: app.textPreferences.shapeIndicAndLatinWithHarbuzz = true;)
    2. Create a new document.
    3. Add a text frame.
    4. In the text frame, insert a marker for the current page number. (Type > Insert Special character > Markers > Current page number.)
    5. Set the paragraph justification to use Adobe World Ready Composer.
    6. Change the page numbering in some way so that the page number will…

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  14. failed to export

    Myself and 1 other colleague working on windows computer constantly get a 'PDF failed to export' message. Even on brand new small documents. Another colleague working on a Mac is able to export the same documents. We are all running on the same version.

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  15. Convert PDF to editable InDesign document

    Why does acrobat not enable you to export an editable document to InDesign? We know it is possible as there is 3rd party software to do it. I understand you would need to relink pictures, but it is crazy that you cannot export an editable PDF - Indesign. I also know I am not the first person to request this.

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  16. PDF Export InDesign 17.2.x

    InDesign 17.2.1.
    Export PDF of pages containing .psd imports with hidded layers impossible since InDesign 17.2. Works perfectly with InDesign 17.1.x

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  17. Id CC 2022 pdf export and assemblage issue + links not displaying correctly

    Indesign, version 2022 17.2.1. / Mac Monterey version 12.3.1.
    My file's links are not displaying correctly when viewing in high quality. Photos all appear black/gray streaked (see attached files).
    They only display correctly when the display is standard.
    Then, and this is the biggest problem, I can't export pdf or do assembly. When I try to export a pdf, I get the following error message: "This document contains links to files or URLs that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of the content."
    But all my files are linked, there is no error on…

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  18. Using a variable font and exporting to PDF results in corrupted outlines in text

    When using a variable font in InDesign v17.0.1 and exporting to PDF, the resulting file contains text with corrupted outlines. '.notdef' boxes get inserted into some glyphs as can be seen in the attached PDF.

    This error also occurs in Illustrator.

    When exporting to PDF using a non-Adobe application, no errors are seen.

    Errors occur only when using variable version of the font an not the static versions.

    Additional information and test fonts have been sent in an email to Josh Hadley.

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  19. Alt text missing on hyperlinks after "Export as Interactive PDF"

    I work primarily in InDesign and create accessible PDFs. During the design stage, I always add the alt text when creating hyperlinks or adding images, and export it as an interactive PDF.

    As we know, after updating beyond InDesign version 16.1, the hyperlink alt text will not appear on the Link tag, but instead, it appears on the "Link - OBJR" (aka "Annotation") tag within the Link tag.

    I work on long reports that usually have hundreds of hyperlinks and this is a big and very time-consuming problem for me, so I reverted back to v 16.1.

    I've been ignoring…

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  20. Missing ALT-Text in PDF

    Since the latest update to InDesign 16.3.2 alternative text to hyperlinks and cross-references is not included in the <Link> tag of the exported PDF-document.

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