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  1. 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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      25 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      An update (14.0.1) is now available for InDesign CC 2019. The update contains the fix for this issue.

      Please install this update via the Creative Cloud application.

      Adobe InDesign team

    • Tabs in Arabic text move weight declaration to the wrong place

      When placing an Arabic weight statement (e.g. "13g") followed by a tab and a percentage (e.g. "19%"), the weight declaration ("g" or "mg") moves to the percentage when exporting to pdf. Only when setting PDFX/1a:2001 is selected the output is correct. But this setting removes all layers and flattens transparencies so it's not very useful.
      A workaround is to place a space after the tab (so on the left side since this is a right to left language).
      See screen shot in attachment. On top = InDesign file, bottom = pdf created from this file using PDFX/4. The top line…

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        3 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Indesign CC

        Using OS Mojave, 10.14.1: Bug in most recent version of Indesign CC, date 11.14.18: when I try to export a document as a pdf, instead of opening the document in preview, it starts up Illustrator and opens it there as an Illustrator pdf. Very strange. The document is still saved as a pdf, but only opens as an Illustrator file on my computer. I can still open the pdf in Preview. Please fix this.

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          4 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Unable to export to pdf

          Hi there, I am unable to package some of the InDesign files I am working on at the moment. It shows the error messages attached. Initially, it showed a conversion error however now this no longer shows and it just refuses to allow me to export to pdf and therefore package the document. I have no idea how to fix the issue as it doesn't give any indication at to why it isn't working which is super frustrating.

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            6 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • pdf export fail

            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…

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            • Data Merge not populating fields CC2019

              I use Data Merge for variable data production every day. I am using IDCC2019 v14.0.1. iMac 27 inch late 2013. OS High Sierra 10.13.6. Processor 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5. 16 GB memory.

              This problem started with IDCC2019. I link to .csv for data merge. When exporting to PDF, I choose a record range – for example 1-1000. In the PDF result, the first page is not the first record. It is a random record in the middle – for example, 319. It merges records 319-1000. Then the remaining pages of the 1000 page output are not populated – in the…

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              • InDesign 2019 Begins failing to export PDFs after short period of operating

                InDesign 2019 | Mac OS Mojave

                After a short period of time InDesign Fails anytime I try to export a PDF. I get the Error notification and just a Failed to export message. Restarting InDesign does not fix this, however if I restart my entire machine (enormous, frustrating pain in my workflow) it resume saving PDFs for a short period of time and them begin failing again until the next restart.

                No other Software is having this issue, Adobe or otherwise.

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                  2 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • white overprint with placed INDD

                  I stumbled across a strange phenomenon today. I have an INDD file (file 1), which is placed as such in another INDD file (file 2). In this file 1 there is a Swiss cross, which is placed as EPS. If this placed file 1 is exported as PDFX-4, everything looks correct. However, if the file 2 with the placed file 1 is exported as PDFX-4, something strange happens. The Swiss cross disappears in the PDF or the white is set to overprint. However, this is neither stored in file 1 nor in the EPS.

                  I have the following
                  Option 1:…

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                    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • cc 2019 Book (.indb) Export to uncompressed PDF creating low-res PDFs

                    Twice this week, I've had a problem using Books (.indb) with cc 2019. When exporting with no compression, 300 dpi images are compressing down to 33 dpi.

                    The only solution I've found is going back to cc 2018.

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                    • A few of pages are generated as the empty page in the exported PDF file from time to time

                      When I try to generate my INDD file to PDF via the Export to PDF function of InDesign, a few of pages are generated as the empty page.

                      . This happens from time to time (not always), even though I perform it with same file. (For example, if I retry to generate the PDF file without any amendment in the INDD file, this problem is fixed.)
                      . Here, "empty page" means that all object is not shown on those pages - doesn't mean that the objects moves to the next pages.
                      . I am using 11.4.1.102 x64 build with Windows…

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                      • Text Form Fields do not export with inDesign CC 2018 14.0

                        Form Fields do not export at all in the PDF when exported in the current version of inDesign. I am using the same exact settings as I did before I updated, and links DO work. Form fields just do not appear.

                        To recreate:
                        1) Make boxes where fields are required (in this case, on its own layer, which is visible and active)
                        2) Using the Buttons and Forms panel, convert them to text boxes
                        3) Export to PDF, making sure that the boxes for exporting interactive elements are checked, and the dropdown says to include appearance

                        Resulting PDF does not…

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                        • PDF Export do not provide the option that people have to use braille devices can read it :(

                          The Option to create a document for People who use a braille device is vanished. Huge Issue as the information letter is also beeing read from blind people (school with blind childs and teachers in vienna). The provides me with the update that they cant read it any more. Issue starts with InDesign CC 14.0.1 PC Version.
                          Please advice of fix this.

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                          • Profiles conversion doesn't work anymore with InDesign export PDF

                            Hello,
                            Sorry for my approximative english.
                            It's no longer possible to do high-res PDF export from InDesign because it doesn't convert color profiles correctly (it seems InDesign consider there is no profil on imported documents). Same conversions works fine on Photoshop.
                            We use InDesign CC 14.0.1 and joboptions we made (PDF/X-1a:2001 - Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3) - convert to destination : ISO Coated V2) with Bridge coordination.
                            We're a big french comic books publisher and it's a very important problem for our workflow.
                            It's like a bug, I try some things I found on forums, but nothing works (delete all…

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                            • PDF Hyphenation Bug when line has cross-reference, hyphenated word, and option is to create Tagged PDF

                              When exporting an InDesign document to PDF, the hyphenated word is displayed incorrectly in the output PDF.

                              It only happens with a line that has cross-reference object, hyphenated word, and option is to create Tagged PDF.

                              InDesign 2019 (14.0.1) (MAC/PC) . Also tried it with previous versions and it has the same issue.

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                              • Interactive elements lost when exported to interactive pdf

                                Version - Adobe InDesign CC 14.0.1

                                SWF preivew and E-pub all work fine with the interactive elements, all using clickable buttons that hide/reveal content on the page. Once exported to Interactive PDF not all buttons will hide/reveal the content they should. Also once clicked they sometimes disappear

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                                • Tabs in Arabic text move weight declaration to the wrong place

                                  When placing an Arabic weight statement (e.g. "13g") followed by a tab and a percentage (e.g. "19%"), the weight declaration ("g" or "mg") moves to the percentage when exporting to pdf. Only when setting PDFX/1a:2001 is selected the output is correct. But this setting removes all layers and flattens transparencies so it's not very useful.
                                  A workaround is to place a space after the tab (so on the left side since this is a right to left language).
                                  See screen shot in attachment. On top = InDesign file, bottom = pdf created from this file using PDFX/4. The top line…

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                                  • Bug - Crop image data exceeding frame

                                    Objects outside of the frame are still showing as hidden objects in a PDF. During export I made sure the Crop image data exceeding frame box was checked. However objects are still seen as ghost text.

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                                    • Export defaults are not sticky anymore after update

                                      When you hit Ctrl+E it used to use the last [pdf] export profile that had been used, but now it's always 'Adobe (Interactive) PDF' now. Might sound like a minor issue, but when you have to go through lots of pages one by one it just a massive waste of time going each time through File-Adobe PDF Presets-Needed One (using mouse).

                                      Can't see where it can be backed? Any suggestions?

                                      Thanks,

                                      Henry

                                      p.s. Thought it could be resolved through Keyboard shortcut, but apparently you can't make it for a specific preset, and Ctrl+E [as mentioned] is not "sticky" anymore

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                                      • Export options locked

                                        Hi., When customising the Workspace [ i.e. colouring menus and adding Panels to the Panel Dock ] on an Apple Mac, and then subsequently using File->Export, the Drop down list of Export formats are locked out [ i.e. I cannot go from PDF Print to any other format ]. To resolve I have to go back to one of the default Workspaces such as Essentials etc, and then the Dropdown can be accessed. This happens in all recent releases of InDesign including 2019. I imagine the root cause of the fault is more the colouring of the menus rather than…

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                                        • Link metadata not exporting in large document

                                          InDesign 14.0.1 x64

                                          I have an 1100 page document that is primarily legal code and guidance, with several hundred cross-references to text anchors. The idea being that you can jump around easily in the document to get info on referenced code information.

                                          When I export to an interactive PDF, not all of the links work. I'm not able to predict which links will and won't work before export, but once exported those links will.not.work. When I check the PDF link info, the correct link information is there, it simply doesn't work. I can edit the link by manually selecting it…

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