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.
The fix for this issue is available in the latest update of InDesign version 15.0.3
Please update your InDesign application to this version to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
I did some tests and I can confirm that at least one fix is to replace one of the images that was scaled down to approximately 6% original size and replace with a smaller image to scale down less, maybe 20% of original size. By changing this one thing, it allowed me to export properly.
However, it seems that shouldn't be an issue since I've properly exported the same file with the large image scaled to 6% on a Mac.
When exporting some InDesign files to PDF, the export fails without any specific reason given. The PDF export settings are "Press Quality" and does not fail when selecting a lower quality export setting. I was able to export fully when changing the downsampling image settings to "do not downsample" and I was able to export without fail. However, this produces a massive file, and obviously is not what I want and will not work. I need the "Press Quality" settings.
This issue appears on Windows 10 (latest release as of this writing) and I have not had any problems using my old iMac exporting the same files.
This does not seem to be a hardware issue since my computer is new and very good performance (I'd rather not have to list out my specs).
It does seem that this issue should be fixed if it's on Adobe's end.
Brian LaBrie commented
I am running a Mac Pro 2013 on Mojave with the latest Creative Suite Download of InDesign (14 - see screenshot). Every time I try to export to PDF, or Package I get an error message saying PDF failure (see screenshot). The only work around I've found is to Export to JPEG and then open Acrobat and combine files into a PDF, which is not ideal for large reports.