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  1. Wrap around problem

    With Mac OS Catalina… What you get on screen is not what you can print !
    Any Wrap Around item only comes out as a black box surround…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Variable font glyphs incorrectly filled when exported to PDF (Mac)

    Variable fonts are incorrectly filled when exported to PDF format on Mac.

    Glyphs are shown without fault within InDesign itself (see vfaindesign.png). However, when exported to PDF format and opened on OSX, there is an issue with how overlapping contours are displayed (see indeisgnapdf_mac.png). As you can see, where the contours overlap are not filled in correctly.

    After some testing, we have identified this as an Adobe problem on macOS (the issue also occurs when we export Illustrator files to PDF). We believe the problem stems from InDesign and Illustrator subsetting the variable font into different…

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Export PDF files on ID CC 2020 15.2 w10

    When I export file to PDF does not show the file name inside PDF file. I add the information on PDF like crop marks and information. The information does not appear...

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  18. Tagged and other accessibility features not working properly in v15

    It's not consistent, but a variety of issues often occur when exporting tagged files for 508 compliant PDFs. I often have to backsave to v.14 and all works fine in that. Sometimes I will get a pdf that has artifacts or other elements that have different tags than those assigned in the InDesign file. Sometimes I get urls that won't read on the read aloud function. Sometimes things work fine. It's happened often enough that it seems to warrant attention.

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  19. Can't Export PDF due to Indesign background tasks error

    Re-installed latest version of Indesign and still have the problem.

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  20. Won't allow to print or export file

    Good afternoon - I have now been working on this issue for over 1 week! I have reproduced the entire publication, saved under diff name, and it will export less than half of the pages! Please advise.

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