Export PDF, cannot cancel background task
Sometimes, there is no way to cancel a background pdf export task.
No way to close the document either, only hard quitting works.
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This is not fixed. I am using 14.0.1. Mojave.
This issue IS NOT FIXED. Can you please
1. Reopen the ticket
2. Fix the issue with InDesign (which I might add has been around since 2015 https://indesignsecrets.com/tips-background-tasks.php).
3. Focus on creating software that actually works rather than creating more useless features I'll never use.
Am still experiencing this exact issue with the v14.0 update. File didn't finished exporting after sitting all night and now ID will not close.
Rachael C commented
Beware though, InDesign 14 still crashes on long document background task exports (as it did in v13), and the disablebackgrounexport.jsx workaround that worked in InDesign 13 appears to not function in 14.
All files are on local… maybe symlinks are an issue?
Adminansjain (Admin, Adobe InDesign) commented
Can you please share your documents in which you are seeing this issue to email@example.com. It will help us in reproducing the issue at our end. Appreciate your response.
jay maechtlen commented
A note - all files and fonts local. After doing editing, at some point the file goes corrupt on (typically) one or two pages. Those filels will no longer package, export to IDML or PDF, or even display the bad page.
With such files, have to rebuild from previous version of file.
jay maechtlen commented
on my install - Win 7, ID 13.0.1, uninstall including preferences and reinstall on 2/2/2018, does when doc becomes corrupted?
When PDF export hangs, can't quit background task.
This is not a support forum! Why do so many people post questions here if the title clearly says "Feedback" and "Bugs"?
Nicola Stockton commented
Every time I try to export an InDesign document to an Adobe pdf (Print) I get the following issues:
- The pdf won't export
- The background task gets stuck at 18%
- The program won't allow me to cancel background tasks
- The program won't let me quit
However, when I switch to exporting to an Adobe pdf (Interactive), everything works fine! Help?!
That is not the case on my iMac 27" 2017. I have all files stored locally.
Every second time I make an PDF print export, the background indicator just keep spinning and spinning. I can't cancel the task - neither close the document (thus it is working in the background). So a force quit will do, and the first time the export wil work just fine. The second time it fails ...
I have already sent email with this information (3.11.2017).
When I generate pdf I'm using links on local drive. Before I generate pdf I make package to ensure all files are in one place.