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  1. pdf

    Since the last update Indesign export to pdf in all resolutions don't compact the files down. They are huge. Everything up to the last update pdfs even if high resolution would size way down. Now it is almost like it doesn't do anything. Need this fixed. It is almost like the coders for Illustrator went over to Indesign to put in their bad pdf export routine. Illustrator has never compacted pdfs well ever!. I demand that the pdf export get fixed pronto and put back the way it was. Sending pdfs by email is now useless. I shouldn't have to…

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  2. Export PDF causes unresponsiveness when clicking "same as Document Name" box and changing the filename manually

    InDesign freezes and becomes unresponsive when...

    Using the latest version of InDesign 14.0.1 on macOS Mojave 10.14.3 and exporting a press ready PDF (setting modified to include bleed and crop marks), checking "Using InDesign Document Name as the Output Filename" and then adding some text or changing the filename manually in the save dialog, InDesign freezes afterwards. The PDF is exported successfully, but the program locks up.

    When not checking the box and exporting a PDF there are no problems.

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  3. table header image not showing PDF

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/029f4fe9-1108-4554-ba34-c8e4c510750c
    Use the link to see the document all correct however when exporting to PDF the images in the header for pages 2 & 3 disappear. You can test this using the link or by using the attached file. Both get the same result. But looks perfect in inDesign.

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  4. table header image not showing PDF

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/029f4fe9-1108-4554-ba34-c8e4c510750c
    Use the link to see the document all correct however when exporting to PDF the images in the header for pages 2 & 3 disappear. You can test this using the link or by using the attached file. Both get the same result. But looks perfect in inDesign.

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  5. The most unhelpful error mistake ever made - 1 problem (1 failute) was found with background task:

    What I should do with this error? When I save each page separately the pdf export works fine)

    Please give more specific error warnings! Thanks

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    1 problem (1 failute) was found with background task:
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  6. Images with transperencies and placed in formular fields are separeted wrong when exported as PDF.

    PNGs and PSDs with transparency and directly imported in an InDesign formular field are separeted wrong when exported as a PDF and separeted to cmyk. The images are too dark with a green tone.

    This happens in the last InDesign versions til the last CC2019 (14.01).
    Mac OS 10.14.3 and also in El Capitan

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  7. PDF export - massive file size difference between 143 and 144 dpi

    I've been exporting a couple of display stand artwork pieces from inDesign cc19. My background flattened jpeg in the inDesign document is 200dp and the rest is a few vector objectsi. I export using the PDFX1a:2001 spec as this is what the printer requested. By default the file size for 1.07GB, which is huge. I adjusted the downsampling on export and found that setting it 143dpi produces a 15.3MB PDF, yet changing it 144dpi makes the file hundreds of MBs. So 1 dpi changes drastically how big the PDF output file size is. Why is this?

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  8. PDF Export Formatting Issue

    I found that no matter what export options I use or how I format my file, it exports incorrectly. My content is in 2 columns on InDesign but when exported it seems pretty random how the PDF is structured (see the image).

    This poses a problem for parsing software to be able to read the document in the correct order. It's common practice within most companies to use this for resumes. I'm sure it's also used elsewhere as well.

    I've contacted support and they tried to resolve the issue by using my computer remotely. They found that this feature is…

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  9. Cannot export pdf from Adobe InDesign. Latest version. Latest Mac OS. Hasn't worked since September 2018.

    I am beyond frustrated with Adobe. I cannot export a pdf from Adobe InDesign either conventionally nor when publishing online. I am running the Latest version. Latest Mac OS. Exporting hasn't worked since September 2018. This is debilitating to my business. I need a solution and not a workaround, please.

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  10. In exported PDF, Hyperlinks jump to wrong page when their Text Anchor destination has moved to a different page due to reflow

    Hi

    In my InDesign file I have a Contents page with 10 hyperlinks to the first page of my 10 chapters. I created Text Anchor Hyperlink destinations on all 10 target pages, and then created Hyperlinks to them from the Contents page.

    The document is 180 pages long and uses a Primary Text Frame, and all the text anchors are contained within the main text flow.

    In 9 of these cases, clicking the hyperlinks in the exported PDF jumps to the correct page, but in one of them, clicking jumps to the NEXT page following the text anchor.

    However, if…

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  11. Bad PDF Export to x1a with indd placed in InDesign

    - problem in InDesign CC2019 / macOS 10.14.3, 10.13.9
    - no problem with previous InDesign versions (on 10.13 systems)

    Sometimes i use InDesign document (page) placed into another InDesign document (because more work with some pages and reuse them in more documents). If these placed Indd documents contains RGB images with transparencies (like transparency in PSD files, or transparency effects applied to flat images in InDesign), these images are exported very bad, highly desaturated. But only when export to PDF X1a (required by our printer, i use profile "ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)" in all indd). No problem when exporting…

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  12. Using text variables causes highlighting text in PDF to be inconsistent/scrumbled

    When exporting to PDF from a file including text variables, it results in text in pdf that it is impossible to highlight correctly. and therefore - it is impossible to mark PDF comments on it. Screenshot and PDF files are attached.
    It only happened with ARIAL font, and only in certain book files (that were created in previous ID version). I couldn't recreate the bug in another file.
    When I removed the text variables the PDF was exported fine.
    I also had another kind of conditional text I made in these files - it was a sentence written inside the…

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  13. 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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  14. Using text variables causes highlighting text in PDF to be inconsistent/scrumbled

    When exporting to PDF from a file including text variables, it results in text in pdf that it is impossible to highlight correctly. and therefore - it is impossible to mark PDF comments on it. Screenshot and PDF files are attached.
    It only happened with ARIAL font, and only in certain book files (that were created in previous ID version). I couldn't recreate the bug in another file.
    When I removed the text variables the PDF was exported fine.
    I also had another kind of conditional text I made in these files - it was a sentence written inside the…

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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