How to export a 500+ pages of interactive PDF from indesign ?

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Hello, 

 

I'm trying to export an interactive PDF file with 500+ pages, but indeisgn keeps showing "Fail to export PDF". I've tried to compress the file size using File => Adobe PDF preset => Smallest File Size. But nothing has changed. 

 

I'm using the 2021 Adobe Indeisgn and macOS Catalina, version 10.15.7. 

 

Please let me know if you have solution to this issue. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

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How much RAM and spare hard disk capacity do you have?
What kind of interactivity does the document have?

Have you tried the Interactive PDF preset?

 

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There can be multiple reasons for this.

Option 1

You could firstly try:

File>Export and choose IDML - and open the newly saved file.

Resave your InDesign file now as a different file name (version number if you like)

See if it exports.

 

Option 2

If that's not working then you'll need to track down the issue:

On a backup of your current file try this:

Divide and conquer.

Try exporting pages 1-250

And if that exports fine - then try 251-500

 

Whatever side it fails on is where the issue is.

If it fails on 251-500 then try exporting pages 251-374

 

And eventually you will be down to a page that is causing the issue.

 

You can then see if there's something on that page - an image or a text frame that needs to be updated.

That would mean - reimport the image - or rebuild the text frame.

You can know which one it is by deleting half the page items and exporting the page - then try deleting more items.

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