Try resetting preferences - or if it won't help - do a clean install:
it started to export till the very end and then. said "Adobe indesign has run out of disk storage for temporary database files. but i dont understand as i have
As you have what? What is the configuration of your computer?
Try exporting in smaller chunks.
How big is your INDD file? Have you been doing only Ctrl+S or Save with a new name to clean your INDD file?
What is the total size of your linked files?
Try to do a Package of your project And then try to export PDF again from this new location.
Hi thanks Robert, I sorted it. It just seemed the files i had in the document were too big so i had to delete some of them.
What do you mean?
If those were bitmaps - you should've changed their resolution / resample them.
Hi Daniel – How much RAM and spare hard disk capacity do you have on your system?
(Please delete the first image you posted as it contains personal contact information – not wise on a public forum!)
Ok will do! And I have 16GB ram and 256 GB.
How much of the 256GB is spare?
So thankfully I have submitted the work and everything is ok. But it's took approx 50GB to export at high quality print. Thankfully now I have deleted the files so I have a lot more storage. But at the time it was huge file size
So now I have about 100GB spare
Yeah, the more RAM and sufficient spare hard disk capacity will make a difference to effectively processing large files.
Why did you choose "High Quality Print" for the PDF preset?
Just to make the work look the best with high quality thats all, I just completely underestimated how large the file would be. But its all sorted now 🙂 Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.
If you're getting documents printed by a commercial printer you should always check the spec they want with them before proceeding. Nowadays, mostly PDF/X-4 is the reccommended preset with single pages selected (not spreads), and select "Use Document Bleed Settings" and "Crop Marks" (though some printers don't want crop marks).
Glad your job worked out in the end.
Ok thanks a lot for the advice!