Cannot Export PDF - Color Conversion Issue

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Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Hi,

 

I cannot export an indesign to PDF and I get the info and warnings below under the summary section: 

 

Description
[Based on 'Emailable'] Use these settings to create Adobe PDF documents for quality printing on desktop printers and proofers. Created PDF documents can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 5.0 and later.

PDF Preset: Emailable (modified)

Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)

Standards Compliance: None

General
Pages: All
Spreads: On
View: Default
Layout: Default
Full Screen: Off
Generate Thumbnails: Off
Optimize PDF: On
Create Acrobat Layers: N/A
Export Layers: Visible and Printable Layers
Include Bookmarks: Off
Include Hyperlinks: Off
Export Nonprinting Objects: Off
Export Visible Guides and Baseline Grids: Off
Create Tagged PDF: On
Interactive Elements: Do Not Include
&Create Separate PDF Files: Off

Compression
Color Images
Bicubic Downsample at: 150 ppi
for images above: 150 ppi
Compression: Automatic
Tile Size: N/A
Quality: Maximum

Grayscale Images
Bicubic Downsample at: 150 ppi
for images above: 150 ppi
Compression: Automatic
Tile Size: N/A
Quality: Maximum

Monochrome Images
Bicubic Downsample at: 1200 ppi
for images above: 1800 ppi
Compression: CCITT Group 4

Compress Text and Line Art: On
Crop Image Data to Frames: On

Marks and Bleeds
Crop Marks: Off
Bleed Marks: Off
Registration Marks: Off
Color Bars: Off
Page Information: Off
Page Mark Type: Default
Weight: 0.25 pt
Offset: 0.0833 in
Use Document Bleed Settings: Off
Bleed Top: 0 in
Bleed Bottom: 0 in
Bleed Left: 0 in
Bleed Right: 0 in
Include Slug Area: Off

Output
Color Conversion: No Color Conversion
Destination: N/A
Profile Inclusion Policy: Include Tagged Source Profiles

Simulate Overprint: N/A
Output Intent Profile Name: N/A
Output Condition: N/A
Output Condition Identifier: N/A
Registry Name: N/A

Advanced
Subset Fonts Below: 100%
Omit PDF: Off
Omit EPS: Off
Omit Bitmap Images: Off
Transparency Flattener Preset: N/A
Ignore Spread Overrides: N/A
Display Title: File Name
Language: English: USA

Security
N/A

Warnings
1) The preset specifies source profiles that don't match the current color settings file. Profiles specified by the color settings file will be used.

 

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Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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You are getting these warnings because you're using an PDF Preset where you've changed some of the settings.

This shouldn't prevent you from creating the PDF - it's merely a summary that the Preset was changed from what it was.

 

 

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Hi @defaultjmdgc10059jx , questions about the—The preset specifies source profiles that don't match the current color settings file. Profiles specified by the color settings file will be used.—warning come up often. It is a misleading warning and can be safely ignored. It happens when the document’s assigned RGB and CMYK profiles are not the default sRGB and US Web Coated (SWOP).

 

Here I get the warning with the unchanged [High Quality Print] preset:

 

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I’m getting it because the document profile assignments are AdobeRGB and Coated GRACoL 2013—see Edit>Assign Profiles...

 

It is important to note that there is nothing wrong with using those profiles:

 

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If I change the assignments to sRGB and US Web Coated (SWOP), I don’t get the warning, but these assignments could easily be wrong for my print destination—and there are good arguments for never using sRGB in a print workflow. I think Adobe should remove or at least reword the misleading warning.

 

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Also, if I toggle a setting on and off, the warning will go away. Here I’m toggling Crop Marks, which obviously has nothing to do with the color profile warning:

 

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