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  1. Image tags all grouped in their own article at the end of the tags panel

    I have set up articles in multiple files InDesign 2020 (files first created in InDesign 2019 and updated to 2020 yesterday and today). When I export to PDF, all image tags are added to a new article in the bottom of the tags panel in Acrobat DC rather than in the articles that I assigned them to in InDesign. Luckily, I preserved a version of InDesign 2019 and can open them in there and export to have the tags show up in the correct place. FYI, I also made sure my layers order in InDesign is as I want it…

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

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  3. InDesign 2020 won't overwrite PDF

    Since updating to Indesign 2020 I can't overwrite pdf files from the export menu it says 'file is still open' when it's not. Yet another thing broken on the yearly beta test.

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.1.2

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you still face this problem.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  4. pdf proof settings

    Easier way for artists who dont understand prepress to provide print ready pdf proofs with the correct settings that match pressready or digital print without causing issues. Reduces issues with colors or layering not set correctly by the artist.

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  5. empty pdf

    Bonjour, J'utilise votre logiciel Indesign pour un publipostage avec environ 350 lettres. Mon publipostage est terminé et j'aimerais exporter en PDF mon travail. Malheureusement, à chaque fois que je l'exporte et que j'essaie de l'ouvrir, un message d'erreur apparait "le fichier n'a pas pu être ouvert car il est vide". Avez-vous une explication ?

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  6. Bleed applies wrong when exporting as spreads

    Indesign document with 2 pages in a spread, 5 mm bleed on all sides.

    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the left side: The PDF has no bleed.
    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the right side: The PDF has 5 mm bleed on both left and right side.

    Indesign v 14.0.3

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  7. Bleed applies wrong when exporting as spreads

    Indesign document with 2 pages in a spread, 5 mm bleed on all sides.

    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the left side: The PDF has no bleed.
    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the right side: The PDF has 5 mm bleed on both left and right side.

    Indesign v 14.0.3

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  8. Can't export page range as pdf

    I'm unable to export a page range from InDesign as a PDF as I have done for decades. I get two options when I choose "range," "All" and "Letter V."

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  9. Export pdf dialogue box gets stuck

    When export to pdf, the dialogue box gets stuck so that I cannot fill it in.
    I enclose a screenshot.

    Best regards
    /Helena Mannerblad

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  10. pdf export crops images

    Indesign import this PDF and export PDF, result: images are cropped !!!

    Same result Acrobat Pro optimising this PDF !!!

    Acrobat Pro or Indesign print this PDF ok !!!

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  11. PDF export from 14.0.3 3x slower than from CS6

    Export same file from 14.0.3 is sometimes 3x slower than from CS6. Same file, same export settings.

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  12. InDesign White object exports as RGB in PDF/X 2008 PDF

    Not sure if this is a bug or intended but I don't think I have had this before as I have saved this file in the past for printing.

    InDesign Vers. 14.0.3

    White vector object (outlined text in InDesign not Linked/Placed) is changed to an RGB object when exported as a PDF from InDesign using PDF/X 2008 No Conversion Lab Ink Manager Values for Pantones are Lab for Spots & Convert all Pantones to CMYK.

    Tried a test using the Save for Print default setting and it came out fine, as well as testing the Output Color Conversion set to…

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  13. InDesign White object exports as RGB in PDF/X 2008 PDF

    Not sure if this is a bug or intended but I don't think I have had this before as I have saved this file in the past for printing.

    InDesign Vers. 14.0.3

    White vector object (outlined text in InDesign not Linked/Placed) is changed to an RGB object when exported as a PDF from InDesign using PDF/X 2008 No Conversion Lab Ink Manager Values for Pantones are Lab for Spots & Convert all Pantones to CMYK.

    Tried a test using the Save for Print default setting and it came out fine, as well as testing the Output Color Conversion set to…

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  14. Exporting to PDF with print marks increases page size

    Using CC InDesign 2019 14.0.3 on a Mojave 10.14.6 MacBookPro

    For some unknown reason, for the last 3 months or so every time I export a pdf with any print marks, the page size is increased by 4.4mm on every side of the page ... eg I set up a document as A4 (297x210mm) with a 3mm bleed, set my content and then export it with print marks I get a 4.4mm increase on each side of every page - ie the resulting document size is 311.8 x 224.8mm instead of 303 x 216mm

    This causes major issues with submitting…

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  15. export pdf slows down the computer

    After the last update InDesign, exporting to pdf slows down the computer.
    Sometimes InDesign breaks down

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  16. Missing Objects in Word pdf printing

    The file prints the banner and logo okay in pdf. But when I place them in Indesign 14.0.3 x64, and print them from there, two objects disappear. I'm also using Windows 7 7601 and latest Suitcase Fusion.

    It seems to happen with pdf files that are exported from Word from my clients.

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  17. Indesign 14.0.3 crashes on export to PDF when printer's marks checked

    Indesign crashes on export to pdf, but only when printer’s marks are checked.

    I have removed prefs and cache from the library
    I have removed the app entirely and reinstalled 14.0.3

    Indesign crashes regardless the contents in the document, even empty documents crash like any other.

    I’m running iOS 10.14.6 on a macbookpro mid 2014

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  18. Lines appearing around transparent objects InDesign 14.0.2 – when printed from pdf

    Hi

    URGENT: Our studio is currently experiencing an issue when printing PDF's exported from InDesign 14.0.2, which contain transparent images (Tiff and Psd). Flattening objects is an alternative fix, we know, but due to the nature of our business, we need to be able to import transparent images into InDesign, and have them printed, without any issues. Printing with lines occurs both on our studio printer as well as at our litho printer.

    Please could you let us know if there is a workaround for this issue – an alternative setting we can use when exporting our pdf's.

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  19. export

    My inDesign file won't export to PDF. it says it has an error but no exact details.
    Also when I want to make a package it stops while exporting

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    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, please submit the crash report to us. (The guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)
    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  20. Making PDFs with files that have EPS graphics is slower than previous

    Since the 14.0.3 update, I've noticed that exporting PDFs that contain EPS graphics is quite slower than under the previous version. Is this able to be confirmed?

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