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  1. Form Fields from InD Tagged Improperly as block rather than inline elements on PDF export


    1. Ver 15.0.2

    2. Create fillable form in InDesign and export as interactive PDF.

    3. Form tags should be nested inside (for example) paragraph tags. Alternatively, Form tags should display "BLOCK" placement attributes in PDF (Tag Properties>Edit Object Properties>Attribute Object Dictionary).

    4. What actually happens is neither of these. Form tags are exported inline with other tags but without the BLOCK placement attribute. According to Matterhorn Protocol, these are not appropriate semantically for the structure element "Form." This is a PDF Accessibility issue.

    What I end up doing is taking each Form tag and nesting it under the descriptive P tag which precedes it.…

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  2. InDesign Export Issue

    Creative Cloud InDesign shifts the colors of spot colors when generating pdf files. Only solution is to backsave as an idml file and then generate a pdf through pre-Creative Cloud InDesign application.

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  3. Exporting a PDF from Indesign is creating Form Xobject containers for everything.

    This is happening to me now and is messing everything up for 508 accessibility remediation. Copied this from another user. "The latest version of InDesign exports PDF's in which most all the tagged content is in an Xobject container, making accessibility remediation MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. This is a huge step backwards. Attached are two examples, from the same client, annual reports- last year's was fine, this year's has all the xobject issues. Please advise, help, fix, something!!!"

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  4. composer breaks urls when line breaks

    Using InDesign 15.0.2 on Mac Catalina, URLs break if divided by composer over two lines when exported to PDF. My workaround is to add a linefeed before the URL (and hope it is shorter than one line). Some I can replace with bit.ly links, but these also fail if the display text breaks over two lines.

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  5. PDF EXPORT AND ASSEMBLY FILE NEAR EMPTY

    When exporting a PDF file, In design recreates a sort of assembly folder but which only contains a "fonts" sub-folder !!!

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  6. Version 15.0.2 - Images are pixelated after exporting file to PDF.

    The work around I've found is to go to Compression and turn off Bicubic downsampling. And select Do not downsample.

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

    I am using Indesign 2020 v15.0.02 and i am unable to export a large width document to PDF as I keep getting the Background Tasks Error. I have never seen this before.

    I need to export a large mm doc design for our new outdoor sign and can't send to the printers as it wont export properly.

    I've looked online but cant fix it myself despite trying tips.

    Please help this is driving me insane!

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  8. moire

    Our cover has a smooth gray area that looks fine in InDesign, but has a moire pattern in PDF exports — even the Press Quality pdf.

    This is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

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  9. Indesgin sucks at exporting interactive PDF.

    Developers, answer me, please.
    I used InDesign to make e-books (interactive PDF).
    But every e-book was very heavy with 10 MB or more, even though I left the quality of the images at 72 or 96 DPI, and still using few images. It gets very heavy especially if you use dynamic links from Photoshop and Illustrator.
    I tried everything, but I couldn't solve this problem. Is there any way to resolve this?
    At Microsoft Publisher, Affinity Publisher and even Canva or Power Point it is much easier to have a light PDF with good quality images. I believe this is…

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  10. cross-reference

    If a paragraph selected as a cross-reference spans two pages (e.g. a header that spans two pages), the generated cross-reference links to the second page in the pdf. This behavior seems incorrect. The cross-reference should link to the beginning of the paragraph.

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  12. Exporting PDF from InDesign to an encrypted folder fails

    We have an enxrypted folder on our NAS. We use BoxCryptor to encrypt and access these documents.

    When we open a document in InDesign and try to export it to the same (encrypted) folder we get an error and the PDF is not created. The error mentions the background task not being able to export.

    Exporting the PDF to a different location (not encrypted folder) works OK. So I guess the encrypted folder is the cause. The worksaround is to just save the folder somewhere else, and then move it to the encrypted folder. So we can manage ;-)

    But…

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  13. Falha ao exportar arquivo PDF

    Quando estou finalizando meu projeto de revista, exporto para pdf em baixa resolução para revisão. Tanto a versão de baixa resolução quando de alta resolução não estão sendo exportados para PDF. Gostaria de saber o que devo fazer para conseguir exportar.
    Google translator:
    When I am finalizing my magazine project, I export to low resolution pdf for review. Both the low resolution and high resolution versions are not being exported to PDF. I would like to know what I must do to be able to export.

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  14. Improve tables for tagged pdf and accessibility

    Tables needs some improvement for better and accessible PDF output.


    1. There are no options for vertical table headings. I’m not talking about complex tables just simple tables with a custom amount of heading columns from the left or the right. InDesign should tag those cells as <TH> as it does for horizontal table headings or footers.

    2. Those simple tables and its table headers should get a scope attribute which says if the heading is used for a column or a row. The use of the either the scope attribute or id’s is a PDF/UA requirement.

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  15. Color font printing in muted colors in pdf/print

    There are some issues with the rendering/printing of color-fonts (created with Fontself) in InDesign 2020. This looks like a bug because switching from pdf 1.6 to pdf 1.3 and back to 1.6 in the pdf export dialog-box solves the issue. This isn't an option in our InDesign server setup though. Are there any ideas for a workaround?

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  16. Indesign link

    ndesign links all look fine in links folder. None missing. Next day when I open the file I get this message when exporting to PDF. Have to relink when already linked. Or if that doesnt work. Resave photoshop file and then appears perfect in indesign

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  17. InDesign and Acrobat accessibility conflict

    Adobe InDesign version: 2019 CC

    We are currently trying to establish the best workflow in creating fully accessible PDF's for screen readers and I believe we have come across a bug in the communication between InDesign and Acrobat.

    Quick summary:

    H1 elements on multiple lines read as separate elements unless assigned manually in Acrobat
    The Structure and Article order does not transfer to the PDF

    To explain the issue clearly I have numbered the images in the process order.


    1. Image: 1 InDesign Accessibility setup.png

    2. I have setup ‘paragraph styles’ and used the correct ‘Export Tagging’ tags for each style.

    3. I…
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  18. indesign inside indesign error CMYK on PDF exporting

    Problem in inDesign v15. Previous versión works fine

    I use huge indesign files (wen name it A) inside a indesign file(we can name it B), is cool feature that optimice our workflow. After update, everythink looks working well but when we exporte print file in PDFx1a Format we experiment problems on RGB->CMYK conversión on images os "A"file, when we export from "B" file. But it work fine if we export on the original "A" source file. Some similar issues are detected, leaving space in white or low, strange white image file as described on attach file.

    Not very sure if…

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  19. password protection makes it impossible to watch PDF on iOS

    There is a bug in exporting a protected PDF to iOS Adobe Acrobat Reader. If I put a password protection for printing, text editing and content coping in the PDF, the Acrobat Reader on iOS can't show the file. The app crashes or every (!) page needs between 4 and 7 minutes to show up. Within this 4-7 minutes the page is simply grey or white. If I export the same InDesign document without password protection, the iOS Adobe Reader shows it perfectly and normal. As a workaround I exported it without password protection, opened on the Mac in Acrobat…

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  20. CC2020 missing text upon export to pdf - significant loss of functionality

    A document exported to PDF from Indesign CC2020 fails to export the character U+06DD. There is a blank space instead. The only work around is to save as IDML and open and export with Indesign CC2019. CC2019 works just fine. Export choice (PDFx 3 or 1 or etc) does not matter. There is no difference between the two attached files. I exported the 01GEN CC2020.pdf first from Indesign CC2020 and you can see that the character is invisible (but still there). Then I saved the file to IDML, opened it with CC2019, and exported it without any edits. You can…

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