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failure to export specific file as pdf, others working

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Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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Hello! I am working in indesign CC 17.0? It just updated. Anyway - I am working in one sepcific file that will *not* export to PDF no matter what I try. I restarted indesign, I restarted CC, I restarted my computer. Other files I can open and export with no issues. There are no pop ups or notifications explaining that the PDF failed, it just... won't save it. It's like I never went through the motions to export even though I have 100x. Thanks in advance for any insight! 

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I'd start by exporting to IDML, and export to pdf from the resulting file. If that doesn't work, you could either go through the "divide and conquer" procedure of saving two copies of the file, exporting the first half of the pages from one file and the last half of the other. If one goes but not the other, you know which half of the document has a problem, which might turn out to be a complex vector image or a bad font. Just keep dividing the bad half into halves until you find the page that is the problem and delete the type or the images and you might find something.

 

Or, you could reinstall the previous version of InDesign. First releases sometimes have bugs that aren't discovered for a few updates.

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