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  1. Wrong use of German term »Nutzen« in the PDF export options dialogue

    The term »Nutzen« is not used correctly as this usually refers to how many units of a design you put onto a printing sheet.

    What it should read in the options is simply »Doppelseite« or »Doppelseite fortlaufend« or »Doppelseite (Deckblatt)« or »Doppelseite fortlaufend (Deckblatt). The term »Nutzen« should be omitted completely.

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  2. 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

  3. Exporting accessible PDF – wrong BoundingBox

    InDesign Version: All

    Background:
    An accessible PDF needs for all graphics and pictures a bounding box.
    This is used by AT e.g. to set a focus to a visual impaired user.
    Using the PDF export a bounding box is defined for all linked images.

    Problem:
    Often the bounding box does not fit to the visible area.
    AT user get wrong information, in fact the file is not accessible.

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    Place an asset, where only a part of the linked asset is visibily placed in InDesign, the rest is cropped.

    Expected result:
    Bounding box fits to visible…

    13 votes
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  4. Endnotes with links incorrect when exporting to an accessible PDF file.

    When exporting an InDesign file to an accessible PDF file (tagged PDF), if any endnotes contain hyperlinks, the tagging structure is messed up. Starting with the first hyperlink (not the links for the endnote references), all of the endnotes from that point on are in the link tag for that first hyperlink. I encountered a very similar bug a few years ago when exporting to the EPUB format with documents that contained endnotes that finally got resolved a year or so after the bug was reported.

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  5. Id CC 2020 pdf export failure

    I get an error "Failed to Export the PDF file" when exporting file previously created in Id CC 2019.
    Id does not give any details about the error. It simply stops exporting. I've never seen such a message before (I've been working with Id since version 1.0).
    The same file is exported from CC2019 without any problems.
    Windows 10 with all updates.

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  6. PDF issue with WorkSans variable font

    I'm getting a strange issue with the WorkSans static variable font when exporting a PDF. The font is from Google Fonts -- https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Work+Sans. The weight in the attached example is WorkSans Black. A strange overlap issue is happening in the crossbar of the A. The issue only seems to be occurring in that letterform. The only way I can seem to resolve this is by converting the font to outlines in InDesign, which is not ideal.

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  7. Variable font: Italic character wrongly displayed when exported to PDF format from InDesign.

    I'm reporting this bug on behalf of the type design studio Dalton Maag. To reproduce: use the provided test font, write the lowercase letter "p" in Indesign, and choose the "Hair Italic" instance, or equivalently, set:
    - the font's weight axis to the minimum,
    - the width to its default value
    - the italic axis to its maximum.

    Glyphs are shown without fault within InDesign itself. However, when exported to PDF format and opened on Acrobat Reader, there is an issue with how the letter “p” is displayed (see aktiv_vf_p_bug.png).

    We are suspecting the issue is caused by a point…

    3 votes
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  8. Using non-breaking spaces and export interactive PDF creates small boxes in PDF

    Using non-breaking spaces and exporting PDF using interactive PDF setting creates small boxes in PDF. Using Adobe InDesign 15.1.2 and macOS Catalina. I have tried multiple fonts in case it was a font issue. This just started happening last week when I did an update.

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  9. Variable Fonts don't display correct via PDF export

    I'm very excited to see variable fonts in InDesign, thank you!

    However, when using variable fonts in an InDesign document, exported PDFs show overlaps (as in the crossbar of /A), as well as inconsistent stem weights, spacing, and alignments in various glyphs. These issues occur in multiple variable fonts I've tested.

    If I use static fonts or convert fonts to outlines using Type > Create Outlines these issues don't show up. These issues are present when viewing PDFs in both Acrobat and Preview (see screenshots attached). These variable fonts work fine in web browsers and other applications that support variable…

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  10. 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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  11. Indd-generated QR code disappears in Print-PDF

    When exporting a print pdf, a qr code that has been generated within inDesign does not appear in the pdf. There is not even an empty box. It seems the pdf export is somehow inaccurate when it comes to qr codes that have been generated in Indd.
    Indd 15.1.2. x64

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  12. Links export to PDF creates "Null Alt Text" attribute in tagged PDF

    When an ID 15 file with hyperlinks is exported to Tagged PDF, unless you assign alternative text to the Links in ID, the Link tags will have a "null text" attribute which prevents the content of the Link tag from being read by a screen reader. This is a problem for several reasons. Not everyone chooses to add alternative text to hyperlinks. It's a UA, but not a WCAG 2 requirement. An automated accessibility checker like Acrobat's or even PAC is not going to flag this. Most people do not do a "Jaws check" of the PDF they are remediating…

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  13. 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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  14. export failure

    When i export to pdf all of the lines are still on the pdf. Also the export last like for ever.
    InDesign 2020

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  15. InDeisign 16.0 is not exporting .pdf

    I updated to the newest version on InDesign. Now I am trying to export my magazine for print - the blue circle in the upper right just keeps spinning and the background tasks menu just stays at 0%

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  16. InDesign is not correctly role mapping all paragraph styles to tags, when creating an accessible tagged interactive PDF

    I am using InDesign 15.1.1 to create several accessible, tagged PDFs.
     
    I have tagged every paragraph style correctly under the export tags for PDF (Edit all export tags > show: PDF), and I have left any list items and table of contents items with the default ‘Automatic’ tag.
     
    I am exporting as an interactive PDF with ‘Create tagged PDF’ checked. 
     
    Then when viewing the PDF in Acrobat Pro DC, in the Tags pane I have selected ‘Apply role mapping to tags’. This should ensure that in the tags pane in Acrobat, all my original paragraph style names…

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  17. impresion de pdf termina inesperadamente

    busco una solucion al problema.
    tras imprimir un libro de indesign en pdf, este se manda a imprenta, despues de imprimir un numero de paginas la impresion acaba sin imprimir el resto

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  18. 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…

    4 votes
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  19. Indesign Saving Files

    In Indesign, the Interactive PDF save option needs to specify the file size before saving, how many MB will be. Just like when we save a JPEG file in Photoshop, it will tell you how many MB of the file will be before saving.

    I would appreciate it if you take this suggestion into consideration.

    Thanks.

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  20. PDF EXPORT FEHLER

    Beim PDF Export von Indesign Seiten kam es bei vereinzelten Seiten ohne Fehlermeldung dazu das einige z.B. Überschriften und Textelemente einfach nicht mit exportiert wurden. Schriften sind in Ordnung - keine Fehler auch im Preflight!!!!

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