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  1. PDF Export in InDesign CC 2020 (15.0) is broken

    As soon as I try to export a PDF (either with File > Export or File > Adobe PDF Presets), the background task starts but hangs at 32% and never completes. When cancelling the task, it never cancels and I need to Force Quit InDesign to cancel it.

    Running Catalina with the latest version of InDesign (15.0)

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    Need More Info  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Can you please share a sample INDD file at rdubey@adobe.com with which issue is reproducible?

    We tried with some custom InDesign files, but export works fine

    Thanks

  2. endnote

    There appears to be a bug in the endnote linking when exported to PDF from InDesign. I'm running InDesign 13.0.1 x64 (Windows).

    When I export an InDesign document as a PDF, endnote linking (from the reference to the text and v.v.) is incorrect.

    Please see https://forums.adobe.com/message/10048963 for the full discussion. In short:

    Create a document with multiple sections (e.g. 1st section with 9 pages, 2nd section with 125 pages). Endnotes in second section will link nine pages too early (e.g., if you have an endnote on page 122, clicking on the endnote in the PDF will link to page 113.

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  3. indesign export to pdf unusable for Thai

    Please urgently resolve the bug descrbed below by Johan. Our users are affected for a very long time now.

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    indesign export to pdf unusable for Thai

    Basically all the diacritics are messed up, regardless of font used. The PDF looks fine but the text if copied from the PdF is garbled.
    This is in 16.2.1 (2021). It was working in 2019.

    Johan shared this idea · May 28, 2021 · Flag idea as inappropriate…

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  4. Table borders, strokes, artifacted in InDesign problem

    InDesign ver. 16.1 (2021): Table borders and strokes created on a separate layer and artifacted in InDesign are not tagged as artifacts when converted to PDF.
    Close to a hundred "Path Object" errors flagged by the PAC 3 Accessibility Checker which we are required to use. The problem is none of these borders and strokes can be accessed in Acrobat with the Reading Order tool and therefore cannot be marqueed as artifacts. They are simply “not available” in Acrobat, yet PAC 3 flags them as “Path Object Not Tagged” errors.
    ~ Replacing tables with paragraph borders (on single layer) in…

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  5. Endnotes with links incorrect when exporting to an accessible PDF file.

    When exporting an InDesign file to an accessible PDF file (tagged PDF), if any endnotes contain hyperlinks, the tagging structure is messed up. Starting with the first hyperlink (not the links for the endnote references), all of the endnotes from that point on are in the link tag for that first hyperlink. I encountered a very similar bug a few years ago when exporting to the EPUB format with documents that contained endnotes that finally got resolved a year or so after the bug was reported.

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  6. Renaming hyperlinks shared destinations: broken links in exported PDF

    Hello,

    I encounter a serious issue with InDesign 2020 (15.0.3) when renaming hyperlinks shared destinations (linking pages in the same document):

    Those links seem still working in InDesign when clicking a page icon in the Hyperlinks panel (it leads to the proper destination page)
    They don't work anymore after the PDF export in Acrobat (the links are clickable but they lead nowhere)
    I had to re-create all the shared destination links in the document, which is a huge waste of time at least and makes the feature very unreliable.

    I made 2 tests files, here's the Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lugt070lkyzvnwr/AABIqY90wl4A0ujhD66K6nFaa?dl=0

    Test…

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  7. pdf export crops images

    Indesign import this PDF and export PDF, result: images are cropped !!!

    Same result Acrobat Pro optimising this PDF !!!

    Acrobat Pro or Indesign print this PDF ok !!!

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  8. Placed vector graphics show as low-resolution previews on export of book to pdf

    In InDesign 14.0.2 on macOS 10.14.6, when an InDesign indd file containing placed vector graphics (PDF or Illustrator files) is part of an InDesign book, and the entire book is exported to PDF, some graphics in the PDF show as low-resolution previews.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    Create two or more InDesign files with placed vector PDFs, and save and close them.
    Add these InDesign files to an InDesign Book file.
    Export the Book as a PDF.

    Expected result:
    Placed vector PDFs show as vector graphics in the exported PDF.

    Actual result:
    Some placed vector PDFs show as low-resolution previews…

    6 votes

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  9. Background Tasks panel

    I'm not trying to post an idea or add something.
    I merely want the Background Tasks panel to actually be useful!

    When a file fails to export... no reason is given! Just that it failed. WTH? How can that in any way be deemed to be a "reason" or much less... useful in finding the issue and fixing it?

    A fail reason... bad font, corrupt file.

    6 votes

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  10. InDesign opens destination folder when exporting.

    My InDesign opens the destination folder when exporting PDF-files. In my work I export files daily and I have to export them separately. So when I do this, after the export has completed successfully, the destination folder opens up automatically, which is very annoying. I can't seem to find any place, where I can turn this off. I can only turn it ON, if I don't export separately.

    1. brand new update CC 2019
    2. Create a document with more than 2 pages. Export all the pages separately.
    3. That it exports the pages separately into the destination folder without having the need…
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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue. We will look into this

    -Aman

  11. alt text

    Also category: Accessibility

    I'm having a problem with the PDF tags when applying alt text to a group of items- a feature introduced in the most recent version of Indesign. Even though our articles panel shows separate articles, ALL of the content that comes AFTER a group tagged with alt text will have their exported tags all appear nested within that group as well, ignoring the structure set up in the Article panel. For example:

    Article 1

     Group with alt tag
    
          item in group
    
          Item in group
    
     more content
    

    Article 2

     Article 2 content
    

    Will in the exported PDF appear…

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  12. Buttons/interactivity not working

    Buttons and interactivity not working. I'm working on a MAC, latest MacOS, latest versions of all things Adobe. On export of my document to PDF, hover states no longer show for buttons, there's a huge lag on the response from buttons, and I'm also having a bizarre issue with clicks of buttons creating a box the shape of the button that is a preview of the page its supposed to jump to. All of this worked fine for me until a few weeks ago and all of a sudden, it no longer functions. Can anybody suggest ways to troubleshoot and…

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  13. Artefact issues with Accessible PDFs.

    Elements on the master page are not tagged as artifacts, according to PAC 3.
    Not even with a corresponding style that has this property.
    PAC 3: https://www.access-for-all.ch/en/pdf-accessibility-checker.html

    This behavior also applies to these elements on a normal page:
    - Table borders
    - Paragraph border
    - Column rules
    ...

    This is a big problem because these elements have to be defined manually as artifacts. This can quickly be hundreds of elements.

    InDesign 16.2.1

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  14. Make Crop Marks always outside the Bleed

    People who don't understand bleed (and they are out there) leave the Marks Offset setting on default, which causes problems when they send their files out for printing.

    There is absolutely no situation or circumstance in which it is a good idea to have the Crop Marks inside the Bleed. Not one. Not Ever.

    So why do we have to adjust the Marks Offset when we change the Bleed ? Why is it not even offered as an option in the Preferences to set this automatically ?

    It's not just when exporting a PDF, but also when Printing, from InDesign,…

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  15. Tags not Exporting Correctly and other Accessibility Issues

    The latest versions of InDesign often does not export tags to PDF correctly. Other accessibility issues also tend to occur from time to time, but the most common is tagged artifacts lose their tags when exported to PDF. I backsave to InDesign 2019 and re export. All is consistently correct from that version. Would love for Adobe to look into this issue and correct. Our sight-impaired populations require software that makes accessibility easier with each upgrade, not harder. (Reinventing the process every few upgrades doesn't help either.) Thanks!

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  16. Endnotes are tagged incorrectly when exporting to Accessible PDF from InDesign 2021

    In InDesign 2021, endnotes are not nested inside of a <Note> tag like they should be. Now only the Endnote number is in a <Note> tag and everything else is in a <P> tag. Normal behavior is to put each Endnote in its entirety within a <Note> tag. In addition, for several versions Endnotes and Footnotes are in a <Note> tag but then there's a <P> tag within the <Note> tag. The <P> tag is unnecessary and causes an error when trying to validate Accessible PDF. Please remove the <P> tag within <Note> tags when exporting to tagged PDF.

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  17. buttons and forms text color

    The Buttons and Forms Palette only allows for text size and font but not for text color and alignement (other than left) for creating forms for PDF these functions are essential to have !!!

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  18. InDesign 2020 not tagging lists properly on export to Interactive PDF

    If a paragraph style is used to define a tag for export to PDF, all numbered and bulleted lists used with that style inherit the same tag, rather than the list tag <L>, <LI>, etc.

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    Resolved For User  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Please use a separate style for the bullets with tag set to [Automatic]
    You are experiencing the issue due to an accessibility related bug fix done in v15.0

    See https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html
    Issue fixed: List should not export as List Tag if another tag is assigned

    Please let us know in comments section if it is otherwise.

    Thanks

  19. CC2020 Unreliable PDF export

    The content of some pages disappears when exporting in pdf.
    In the attached screenshot: on the left the indesign file and on the right the exported file. We can see that the double page should not be white.

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  20. Export Interative PDF - Create Tagged PDF checkbox Bug

    All my paragraph styles are set to corresponding tags (eg., H1, H2, etc.) for export options. When I export to tagged pdf, the tag names generated in PDF were paragraph style names not "Export Tagging" names.

    Please look it into this and do the needful.

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