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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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  • Uwe Laubender commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi together,
    I think this is a bug with graphic cells plus transparency AND exporting to PDF/X-1a where transparency is flattened. CC 2015, CC 2017and CC 2018 are affected.

    Workaround: Put a transparent element on the page or the spread outside the table. Could be a rectangle with a [Paper] fill that is set to 0% Blend.

    See a German discussion here:
    Manche Bilder nach PDF-Export blau eingefärbt - warum?
    August 25, 2018

    My solution in the same thread here:

    Uwe Laubender
    ( ACP )

  • Steve Edwards commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When using images for print, I wouldn't recommend PNG as that's a format really designed for screen and it doesn't support CMYK. For images with a transparent background, I'd always use PSD format.

  • Frieder Zimmermann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now I had the same probleme with an PSD File in a table. The PSD file had onla one layer and transparency. Wrong printing result. The image was printed much to dark.

  • Frieder Zimmermann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The colorseparation when creating a PDF-File is wrong when the image in InDesign is a PNG file and when the PNG File is placed in a table. In my case the image became totally blue.
    If the same PNG file is place in the table and the same file is also placed outside the table on the same page than both images are separated correctly!
    Look in the attached files and look at page one with only one PNG file in a table and than look on the second page with the PNG file in the table and outside the table. (It’s the image with a wolf and a sheep riding a sledge.)
    Strange thing. Must be a bug.

    This happend in InDesign CC2017 and in the new CC2018.
    My system is Apple Pro Mac with OSX 10.11.6

  • skymdc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When exporting the doc to PDF high quality (for print) the front cover which is black shows the front cover grey in the pdf rather the black, but the text appear black and the other eps file, which are black are black!!
    never had this problem before, I have notice this Thursday 26/10/2017 the night before was exporting the doc. just fine with full black.

    all the other document ever exported to PDF high quality are always showed black.

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