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  1. Letter after drop cap disappear in PDF

    In InDesign 19.x ME version, the letter after Drop Cap disappears in the PDF file.
    When will you release us from the idiotic World-ready composer and allow us to use Adobe Composer to write from right to left?

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  2. You have screwed up Hebrew in InDesign 19.0.1

    There are several very serious bugs with Hebrew that I have reported in Bug ID-4244890

    1. you cannot select diacritics.
    2. when diacritics have mark to mark positioning, the positioning changes.

    The above two very serious bugs can be solved by running your script hidden on your website that disables the harfbuzz engine.

    1. periods that appears at the end of a Hebrew sentence, especially if there is an English word, disappear when exporting to pdf.
    2. Hebrew sentences that have a number of English words can display incorrectly in InDesign with the pillcrow appearing in the middle of the line and when exporting,…
    52 votes

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  3. 18.4 and 18.5 exported PDF corrupted

    Hi guys,

    Our books are printed in house with Xerox Nuvera 288 Presses. We recently faced this issue, and tho it should be addressed in 18.5 updated, we're still facing the same problem in 18.4 with 18.5 (Images attached below) where the whole book is printed out, but have left a single page blank.

    In this example, this page 85 went blank every time we ran it through the press when exported with 18.4 and 18.5, but got no problem with 18.3. This error also happened to 9 out of 10 book titles (exported with 18.4 and 18.5) that we…

    38 votes

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  4. links don't work on exported PDFs when opened in Microsoft Edge

    Hi there, so in my work I regularly have to make PDF's that have links and tables of contents. They also need to be printable.

    To do this I build them in InDesign and Export as 'Adobe PDF (Print)'. This results in a file that navigates with the view I want with working links and the right colours etc.

    BUT not on Microsoft Edge. Its taken quite a while to realise that that links don't work there. They will work in Firefox, Chrome and Acrobat with no trouble. PDF's made in other programs (I only tested Microsoft Word) work fine…

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  5. 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.

    3 votes

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  6. Bleed marks export outside of bleed area

    Document is set up as pages and with .125 bleed on all sides. When I export with bleed marks and select "use document bleed settings" or manually type in .125 on all sides, the bleed marks appear just OUTSIDE of the bleed.

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  7. "Insufficient data for an image" error is shown on opening PDF in Acrobat

    We are experiencing issues with exporting to PDF. Hi res PDF Compatibility Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6).
    The PDF is created normally, but when opening the PDF, it sometimes happens that the image is not displayed on one or more pages. The error message for this specific page is: ERROR: Insufficient data for an image.
    We tried to solve this problem within our team. Eventually, we discovered that the issue did not occur for one of our colleagues. Further investigation revealed that this colleague was still using an older version of InDesign (18.3). The colleagues experiencing problems had automatic updates enabled…

    17 votes

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  8. PAC 2021 Error for InDesign generated PDF : Object reference not set to an instance of an object

    I am still getting Object reference not set to an instance of an object when testing pdf files in PAC 21. This error apparently relates to 'PDF Export using ZIP compression for images shows an “Insufficient data for an image” error on opening in Acrobat.

    This was supposed to be fixed in ID 18.5 but its now happening with every PDF I check for accessibility, even a single page with simple text.

    Working for local government and its imperative our PDF files exported from ID are fully accessible and tested. Seek an urgent fix.

    8 votes

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  9. Randomly occuring corruption in PDF export.

    Two variations of this issue. Both occur when processed by a Fiery RIP. Screen Preview and PitStop show nothing wrong.

    1) PDF starts to RIP, but partway through it fails.

    2) PDF RIPs, but (some) sections of text containing ligatures are substituted for completely wrong glyphs.

    In both cases, re-RIPing the same PDF gets the same error, but exporting a new PDF solves it. (It occasionally takes more than one attempt at re-exporting)

    We also use Xmpie to generate personalized letters, and the glyph error text issue will start at some increment of 100 records and last exactly 100 records…

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  10. pdf export failure background task

    hello,

    my indesign (19.4) doesn't want to export the pdf file for print, which is really annoying.

    1) all photos are cmyk;
    2) all colors are cmyk;
    3) if i export the pdf in pages as separate files, it works.

    otherwise no can do. pic attached.

    it is the second project this situation occurs and the first time the workaround was to save the file again, with another name, then work with this new copy.

    also i mention that the indesign file seems very large (177 mega), although it has 42 pages only... may be some pics are big and…

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  11. 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.

    3 votes

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  12. Cannot load PPD file in the Print dialogue box when choosing PostScript file, ID 19.4 version

    When generating postscript file from the print dialogue box, one needs to choose a custom PPD file. This was possible up to the previous version. Now the drop down box does not have an option to load a PPD file. Adding a PPD folder under the preset folder with your custom ppd file also does not work (this also worked up to the previous version). That is a big departure from the previous version and brakes my workflow.

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  13. PDF Workflow shows syntax error in exported PDF Version 18.5

    I read that there was some Problems with PDF export since InDesign version 18.4. And i want to report that there are still issues with the latest version 18.5. Our Workflow reports syntax error in pdf and aborts procession. Its a full stop, no detailed error messages were shown. The only solution for us is to place the PDF again in older InDesign (17.4) and export a PDF from there.

    5 votes

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  14. last letter in text frame disappears from PDF Hebrew

    We're having issues with the last letter or the punctuation at the end of a sentence disappearing when the file is exported as a PDF. Primarily happens with right-to-left language, we're using Hebrew.
    Been happening since the update to 19.0 onward.

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  15. Glitching while working and problems while exporting in PDF

    glitching while working and problems while exporting in PDF

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  16. 19.2 Arabic version, missing periods in exported PDF

    In an exported pdf, periods (or other ending characters) at the end of paragraphs are missing, if the paragraphs were aligned right or justified in the original English version.
    The time-consuming work-around option is to make the period LTR char direction.

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  17. Hebrew that is conditioinal text does not export properly to PDF.

    1. This is the case in InDesign 19.0, 19.0.1, 19.1, current beta version. 2-4. Hebrew text with diacriticals (vowels and others) that is marked as conditional text exports to PDF incorrectly. Diacritical marks are missing or misplaced. Sometimes an unexpected box appears. The same file, with conditions removed exports correctly to PDF. (Other exports, e.g., JPG) are correct. The same file exports properly in 18.5
    2. Attached files: a. Hebrew text with condition applied and same text without condition applied. This is the pdf export. I would provide the indd file but this webpage does not accept indd files. b. Screen with…
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  18. PDF/X-1a:2001 rendering is broken as of v18.4

    Exporting using the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset no longer works properly as of versions 18.4. When rendering plate separations for printing using AFGA Apogee prepress software (which has NOT been updated, nor has the OS), the PDF crashes the render and spits out an error. I've checked and confirm that PDFs worked as expected forever until v18.4 and 18.5, which both produce an error. Saving the PDFs as a postscript within Acrobat and distilling back into PDF/X-1a:2001 fixes the problem, so something is broken in InDesign.
    Apogee usually provides better error reports than the single "." in that screenshot, which suggests that…

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  19. Data Merge – PDF-Image Error

    Hi there
    We have the alarming situation, that we did some data merge with a bill in it which is set up as a image (PDF). We did a PDF for the costumer to check the personalization.
    Afterwards we did made the PDF for printing.
    Thats were the problem started, because the PDF of the bill was getting importet wrong. in the firstplace we imported the PDF with the Mediabox but since we edited some other files and placed some other PDF with trimbox the setting was saved in the indd presets and on the data merge we got the…

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  20. Bicubic Downsampling artifacts

    When an image is exported to PDF with Bicubic Downsampling selected, the interpolation creates a a column of pixels which seem to be duplicated from the column immediately preceding it. This isn't very noticeable on full images, but on specific cases, like the round circle attached, it creates an unsightly "bump out" that alters the shape of the circle.
    This does not occur if Average Downsampling is selected, so that's the immediate solution to the problem, but maybe the ID team needs to look at how Bicubic Downsampling is applied and if there's any way to improve this interpolation.
    As…

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