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  1. Exporting tagged PDF from InDesign 2020 but shows up as not tagged in Acrobat

    Using InDesign 15.1.1 and the newest Acrobat Pro DC

    I'm creating an accessible document using InDesign and when I export to PDF and open in Acrobat, it's telling me the document isn't tagged. I've made sure the check box is ticked for create Tagged PDF. Not sure what's going wrong?

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  2. PDF Export issues when INDD contains large EPS file

    Using InDesign CC 2020 ver 15.1.1

    Exporting an INDD file that contains a link to an EPS image that is 26.8MB. The image is used on multiple occasions through out the piece.

    Would expect a PDF on Smallest File Size preset to be smaller than a PDF created at Press Quality preset.

    No special steps reproduce this, simply export to PDF using the presets. Did not adjust the downsampling sizes. But when I did this didn't solve the issue.

    The reality was that exporting a PDF on Press Quality comes out at 37.6MB and on Smallest File Size is 56.3MB.

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  3. export to PDF

    Indesign version latest version (July 13, 2020) is not exporting to PDF, neigther interactive or print.
    It just stops at middle process and nothing is created.

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  4. PDF export preferences: document-based, not application-based

    So I'm working on 3 Indd documents. On one of them, I need a PDF of page 4 only. The preferences are reset for all 3 documents to output only page 4. Why should I have to remember to reset the output for ALL 3 to All Pages? Shouldn't this be a document-based preference, not an application-based one?

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  5. export to PDF from latest InDesign 2020 results in pixelated PNG or JPG images

    Upgrading from 15.0 to 15.1 versions of InDesign CC breaks PDF exporting of PNG or JPG images. Images now appear pixelated and low res no matter how high the original resolution of the image is, even when exported at 300 dpi (Print Quality settings). PNG and JPG images are flat with no transparency.

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  6. Placed PDFs that contain hyperlinks when exported to PDF, links are removed

    InDesign 15.1.1
    macOS Majave
    Acrobat Version (Architecture: x86_64
    Build: 20.9.20067.384717
    AGM: 4.30.101
    CoolType: 5.14.5
    JP2K: 1.2.2.46033)
    ========= END SYSTEM INFO ========

    Step 1: Open Indesign and place the "Placed PDF.pdf" file on a page
    Step 2: Export the PDF using Adobe PDF Presets (High Quality) select Hyperlinks checkbox on export and save
    Step 3: Open exported PDF and put mouse over hyperlink that was present in document from Step 1.

    Expected Result: would expect the hyperlink to remain clickable when exported from originating PDF

    Actual Result: hyperlink was removed on export and is no longer clickable :( See attached document…

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  7. pdf overwrite error in 15.1.1

    Once again getting pdf overwrite error in 15.1.1 today. After closing Acrobat DC and couple of time successfully exported pdf.

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  8. PDF Export turns white pages black

    After exporting files (PDF/X-3) out of InDesign CC 15.1 the paper white pages appear black...
    What can I do?

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  9. Export Shortcut Windows 10 not working

    The export shortcut (Control E) doesn't work after the new update (Windows 10). I've restarted the app and computer to test.

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  10. When exporting PDF/X1-a:2003, Indesign creates a PDF 1.3 instead of PDF 1.4. Why?

    When exporting PDF/X1-a:2003, Indesign creates a PDF 1.3 instead of PDF 1.4. Why? The standard has lifted the Version to PDF 1.4 for the :2003 (over the PDF 1.3 in the :2001).
    How do I change that (if that is not a bug in Indesign)?

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  11. syntax issue in exported pdf out of latest ID Version

    Was exporting a simple white pdf created with Indesign and High Print Quality Profile. Preflight is saying that there is a syntax-issue (General File Format Error).
    Using the latest Version of Indesign. Thats happening with every pdf at the moment.

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  12. Renaming hyperlinks shared destinations: broken links in exported PDF

    Hello,

    I encounter a serious issue with InDesign 2020 (15.0.3) when renaming hyperlinks shared destinations (linking pages in the same document):

    Those links seem still working in InDesign when clicking a page icon in the Hyperlinks panel (it leads to the proper destination page)
    They don't work anymore after the PDF export in Acrobat (the links are clickable but they lead nowhere)
    I had to re-create all the shared destination links in the document, which is a huge waste of time at least and makes the feature very unreliable.

    I made 2 tests files, here's the Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lugt070lkyzvnwr/AABIqY90wl4A0ujhD66K6nFaa?dl=0

    Test…

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  13. InDesign 2019/2020, PDF export deletes components of some composite CJK glyphs when they overlap

    Install the test font in the attached zip and open the the InDesign document. Exporting to PDF clears out the top part. This did not happen in 2018.

    I initially reported this to Josh Hadley on 23 Jan 2020, who wrote up an internal report and came back to me, saying the InDesign team could reproduce and suggested working around the issue by decomposing everything or diverting the export through PostScript/Distiller. A very large client told us that this is not an option for them and would like a direct fix.

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  14. file will not export to pdf

    Some Indesign files will not export to pdf while other Indesign 2020 files export fine. An alert shows but there is no detail in the alert. There does not seem to be any difference between the files that export and those that don't. Indesign 2020 does not accept file names that are too long.

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  15. I can not export PDF files

    I can not export PDF files edited in INDESIGN (please check the attached printscreen) and that were created in a former version of the program, prior to the latest update in macOS Catalina Version 10.15.4
    I tried to reinstall the latest version of INDESIGN (15.0.2) and the problem is not solved.
    I will apreciated your help in detecting the cause for the problem and guiding me for the solution.

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  16. buttons and forms text color

    The Buttons and Forms Palette only allows for text size and font but not for text color and alignement (other than left) for creating forms for PDF these functions are essential to have !!!

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  17. PDF export default setting [Smallest File Size] creates a HUGE file (700MB for a 4 page document)

    When I want to export a PDF, it is 200 times bigger than I expected. Regardles of if I manually change the compression to a minimum or select any of the preselects [Smallest File Size]. A four page pdf always exports as a +700MB file.

    The InDesign version is currently up to date with 15.0.2

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  18. Tstype not taken in account for fonts

    Hello,
    I've noticed the fsType value in the OS/2 table of OTF fonts is not honored by Indesign nor Illustrator.

    I've set the value of fsType to 0x0102 and this should prevent subsetting and embedding.
    However, Indesign exports to pdf, embedding and subsetting these fonts. Worst, it gives no warning the embedding/subsetting isn't allowed for the current font.

    I've also tried to package my document and I see the fonts were packaged, while they shouldn't :/
    for info, I had flushed any font cache to be sure the font files are the good ones.
    Mac Os. 10.14.6
    Indesign 15.0.2

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  19. Can't export as 2-up facing (non-continuous) PDF

    I was able to export the pdf as facing pages (non-continuous), but recently discovered I am now unable to even select those options for some reason. I recently downloaded a plugin called "in5" https://exchange.adobe.com/creativecloud.details.100761.html and uninstalled it when it turned out to be a trial with watermarks. I've attempted to change one of the export options from "page" to "spread" with no success.

    I reinstalled Indesign CC after uninstalling the plugin and am still getting this problem. I am wondering whether this is a software based issue, or CC account issue.

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  20. One plate prepared pdf images are separated to four plates in final pdf book

    InDesign 2020 v 15.02, MacOS Catalina

    I want to produce a book pdf with only black plate. I placed 3 grey pdf images in ID document and prepared them to use only black color (no cyan, magenta and yellow). The final result is that these images are separated to four plates in pdf book.

    The solution is to save these 3 pdf images as for example tiff or psd and then place them into ID. Then the final result is right: I have a one-plate pdf book using only black color.

    If this is a bug, please fix it, because…

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