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  1. 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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  2. Export Interative PDF - Create Tagged PDF checkbox Bug

    All my paragraph styles are set to corresponding tags (eg., H1, H2, etc.) for export options. When I export to tagged pdf, the tag names generated in PDF were paragraph style names not "Export Tagging" names.

    Please look it into this and do the needful.

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  3. PDF overwrite on a server

    I'm using InDesign 2020 for a few days and now I'm having trouble in overwriting a PDF on a server. When I have adjustments to an InDesign document and want to overwrite the PDF on a server I get the notification that the pdf is already open and cannot be overwritten. But it's not open and also not selected. With the previous versions I didn't have that problem.

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  4. Weight remains on text when exported to pdf even if changed to zero.

    I am using InDesign CC 2019 14.01 x64.

    Once a stroke weight has been added, if you then change the stroke weight back to zero, then when you export to pdf the pdf will have a stroke weight added to the text, even though the indesign document looks correct. It may not have the original amount of weight that was added, but it will definitely have what looks to be around a .2 weight added.

    However, if you were to start a new document, then add stroke weight, then click edit - undo stroke weight, then it would export to…

    10 votes
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  5. PDF Export

    InDesign CC2019 / PDF Export Print (Druck)
    It is no longer possible to export correctly to PDF x3 or x4; and it is no longer possible to change the export settings of colour profiles (for example to FOGRA 39 or ISO Coated etc…)

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  6. 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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  7. Interactive PDF go to destination not working

    Using InDesign CC 2019 14.0.1

    I have a 24 page report designed for print, with an additional layer which when visible adds interactive buttons to the top left corner of each page so I can also export an interactive PDF. The buttons are:

    Go to previous page
    Go to next page
    Go to destination linking to the contents page

    The document also contains URL hyperlinks and the contents links to each section of the report using bookmarks, but is not set up as a TOC. I'm not using any functions under the SWF/EPUB only section.

    When exported as an interactive…

    7 votes
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  8. Exported interactive PDF does not honour reading order.

    1 – InDesign 2020 15.0
    2 – Have standard copy with headings and body copy with PDF export tags applied (H1, H2, P etc). Add images between sections of text. Drag elements into the Articles panel in the correct reading order and tick 'Use for Reading Order in Tagged PDF.
    3 – Images should be in the right order
    4 – Images are not in the right order. All figures are in a <Art> tag. This was not an issue in InDesign 2019.
    5 – Order should be first block of text, image (1) and then second block of text…

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  9. 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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  11. exportar a SWF

    Hola!! la nueva versión de indesign no tiene la opción de exportar a SWF !!!!!!

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  12. 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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  14. Generic check mark reappears in PDF check box after exporting to Acrobat Pro

    InDesign 14.0.2 and Acrobat Continuous 2019.10.20099

    This issue is about the behavior and appearance of interactive check boxes in documents that have been exported to Interactive PDFs.

    There is a difference in the way that check boxes created in InDesign behave and appear versus those created in Acrobat Pro. The Acrobat Pro Forms preferences are involved in this difference.

    When, in Acrobat Pro Forms Preferences, under Highlight Color, the “Show border hover color for fields” option is selected, check boxes created in InDesign behave and appear in the following manner.

    When a check box is made active, it first appears…

    5 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Data Merge not populating fields CC2019

    I use Data Merge for variable data production every day. I am using IDCC2019 v14.0.1. iMac 27 inch late 2013. OS High Sierra 10.13.6. Processor 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5. 16 GB memory.

    This problem started with IDCC2019. I link to .csv for data merge. When exporting to PDF, I choose a record range – for example 1-1000. In the PDF result, the first page is not the first record. It is a random record in the middle – for example, 319. It merges records 319-1000. Then the remaining pages of the 1000 page output are not populated – in the…

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  20. 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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