InDesign 18.2 crashes/fails during PDF export for documents containing placed indd containing Adobe Fonts
I have Indesign files that have .indd files linked as images. Each time I export an Indesign file that has an .indd links, I receive the attached messages saying that the file cannot be exported.
Steps to reproduce the issue:
- I have exported each page to find out which assets are causing Indesign not to export, it is always an .indd asset.
- I have tried removing any transparency from each of the .indd linkages
- I have removed any transparency or object style on any bounding box an .indd file sits in.
- I have tried removing any unused or empty layers in all of the .indd linkages
- I have tried exporting Indesign files as Press Quality, High Quality Print and Small File size but no PDF can be produced.
- I have tried saving the Indesign file and .indd linkages as IDML or INDT files, then resaving them as Indesign files, but no PDF is produced.
- I have trashed all my preferences multiple times.
- I have restarted my computer multiple times.
- I have tested the above with multiple Indesign files and still receive the attached error messages
To successfully produce a PDF by using the File > Export function. The only way I can make a PDF currently is going to the Print dialog window and creating a PDF file but that is not desirable and very slow.
Version of Indesign: 18.2 on a PC
I'm worried this error occurring as I updated my Indesign software in the last two days.
Fix for this issue is available in the latest release of InDesign - version 18.2.1
Please update your copy of InDesign to this latest version to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
It's a software BUG in indesign 18.2 (running macOS)
Went back to 18.1 .
Stijn Raes commented
In InDesign 18.2 some files crash during export to PDF (every PDF preset). With an older version of InDesign (17.4.1) everything works fine.
Intel Mac 2020.
You can download the files from this link (allready converted back to version 17.4.1): https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/03c9eab9-1f90-4213-799d-b13ea4ab0fc4