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  1. Falha ao exportar arquivo PDF

    Quando estou finalizando meu projeto de revista, exporto para pdf em baixa resolução para revisão. Tanto a versão de baixa resolução quando de alta resolução não estão sendo exportados para PDF. Gostaria de saber o que devo fazer para conseguir exportar.
    Google translator:
    When I am finalizing my magazine project, I export to low resolution pdf for review. Both the low resolution and high resolution versions are not being exported to PDF. I would like to know what I must do to be able to export.

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  2. Color font printing in muted colors in pdf/print

    There are some issues with the rendering/printing of color-fonts (created with Fontself) in InDesign 2020. This looks like a bug because switching from pdf 1.6 to pdf 1.3 and back to 1.6 in the pdf export dialog-box solves the issue. This isn't an option in our InDesign server setup though. Are there any ideas for a workaround?

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  3. password protection makes it impossible to watch PDF on iOS

    There is a bug in exporting a protected PDF to iOS Adobe Acrobat Reader. If I put a password protection for printing, text editing and content coping in the PDF, the Acrobat Reader on iOS can't show the file. The app crashes or every (!) page needs between 4 and 7 minutes to show up. Within this 4-7 minutes the page is simply grey or white. If I export the same InDesign document without password protection, the iOS Adobe Reader shows it perfectly and normal. As a workaround I exported it without password protection, opened on the Mac in Acrobat…

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  4. export to PDF

    Why has the export changed?
    Exporting the catalog directly from InDesign in August 2019 was 6MB.
    Why, the same catalog, export Jan 2020 is 35 MB?
    Everything is fine, same setting, quality, .. but the size is bigger and it is impossible to get to the original size.

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  5. Wrong Swedish translation (greyscale downsampling) - very old bug!

    InDesign 15.0.1
    MacOS 10.15.2

    The word "under" marked with red should say "över" not "under".
    There should be three "över" "över" "över".
    The English version use "above" "above" "above".
    The Swedish version of Illustrator and Acrobat use "över" "över" "över".

    It's a clear mistake in the translation. No debate needed.

    I found the file below with Google. It's made in 2005 with InDesign CS. The same error can be seen at page 20.
    https://docendo.se/ovningsfiler/Färghantering.pdf

    So it's a stupid irritating error in the Swedish translation that no-one ever bothered to fix.

    Could you please just do it now?

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  6. lose tags from masterpage when export to pdf

    Hi, created a masterpage with footer text. Tagged the text as H6. Exported to pdf. Lost all tags. The only way to keep the tags is to place the text as regular text on all pages. Gone is auto numbering pages and the idea of a masterpage.
    Please fix this bug. I use Indesign 15.01 x64 (Windows)

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  7. loose tags from masterpage when export to pdf

    Hi, created a masterpage with footer text. Tagged the text as H6. Exported to pdf. Lost all tags. The only way to keep the tags is to place the text as regular text on all pages. Gone is auto numbering pages and the idea of a masterpage.
    Please fix this bug. I use Indesign 15.01 x64 (Windows)

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  8. INDD 15.0.1 can not save PDF.

    INDD 15.0.1 can not save PDF.

    "Fehlermeldung: dieses Dokument enthält Verknüpfungen mit Dateien/Urls, auf die nicht zugegriffen werden kann. Überprüfen sie ihre Netzwerkverbindung bzw. die ursprüngliche Inhaltsquelle."

    The same INDD File on PC is possible to export to PDF - no problem.
    On Mac (10.15.1) we can not export to PDF.

    One Day bevore the automatic update to INDD 15.0.1. we worked normaly and PDF was possible.

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  9. pdf export error

    Error Message when I try to export PDF. I'm told that I don't have access to the files. None of my links are listed as missing. See attachment. Please help!

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  10. Export stops at 0%

    Exporting common documents often results in a "crash" at 0%. No error comes up, it just stays at 0% indefinitely.

    If I try stop the export I can't, if I try close InDesign I can't. I have to force quit the program and open it numerous times following in order to get all of my fonts back and registered... even if it's in a package.

    Extremely time consuming and painful.

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  11. Background tasks has crashed and I am no longer able to export .pdf's

    The background tasks window is not letting me export to .pdf

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  12. Output intent broken in 2020

    Seems that Indesign 2020 shouldn't have been released since one of the most important things is broken.

    We tell our customers to use PDF/X4 to export pdf's so that we get a correct output intent profile in the pdf.
    The problem is that it doesn't seem to matter what color settings I have, the output intent is always set to US Web Coated in the Output tab of the export window. So now everyone has to change the output profile manually in the output tab to the color profile setup in color settings. This is really bad and alot of…

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    It looks like the Synchronize Color Settings in Bridge was not syncing the color settings in InDesign. Changing the settings once again in Bridge sorted out the issue of synchronization.
    Based on this information, closing the thread.
    Thank you Anders for prompt back & forth communication and help in troubleshooting the glitch.


    Adobe InDesign team

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  14. exportar a SWF

    Hola!! la nueva versión de indesign no tiene la opción de exportar a SWF !!!!!!

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  15. pdf proof settings

    Easier way for artists who dont understand prepress to provide print ready pdf proofs with the correct settings that match pressready or digital print without causing issues. Reduces issues with colors or layering not set correctly by the artist.

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  16. empty pdf

    Bonjour, J'utilise votre logiciel Indesign pour un publipostage avec environ 350 lettres. Mon publipostage est terminé et j'aimerais exporter en PDF mon travail. Malheureusement, à chaque fois que je l'exporte et que j'essaie de l'ouvrir, un message d'erreur apparait "le fichier n'a pas pu être ouvert car il est vide". Avez-vous une explication ?

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  17. Bleed applies wrong when exporting as spreads

    Indesign document with 2 pages in a spread, 5 mm bleed on all sides.

    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the left side: The PDF has no bleed.
    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the right side: The PDF has 5 mm bleed on both left and right side.

    Indesign v 14.0.3

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  18. Bleed applies wrong when exporting as spreads

    Indesign document with 2 pages in a spread, 5 mm bleed on all sides.

    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the left side: The PDF has no bleed.
    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the right side: The PDF has 5 mm bleed on both left and right side.

    Indesign v 14.0.3

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  19. Export pdf dialogue box gets stuck

    When export to pdf, the dialogue box gets stuck so that I cannot fill it in.
    I enclose a screenshot.

    Best regards
    /Helena Mannerblad

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  20. PDF export from 14.0.3 3x slower than from CS6

    Export same file from 14.0.3 is sometimes 3x slower than from CS6. Same file, same export settings.

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