Little "equal sign marks" appearing on pdf when exporting from indesign

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Jan 06, 2017 Jan 06, 2017

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There are what appears to be little equal signs all over a pdf document I created from indesign. These are only visible on the pdf, not on the indd file. Sent all links to  our designer and she created a new indd file and pdf which displayed correctly. When I went to edit her indd file and save to pdf, the little marks appeared again. This is not happening with all my files, only this particular one.

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Jan 06, 2017 Jan 06, 2017

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Screenshots would help.

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Jan 06, 2017 Jan 06, 2017

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Here you go...hopefully you can see them OK CW Adobe Example.PNGCW Adobe Example 2.PNG

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Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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Do these patterns print or only view? What viewing software are you using?

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Jan 07, 2017 Jan 07, 2017

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Can you package the files and post them on dropbox?

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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Did you ever solve this? I'm seeing the exact same thing.

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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Can you package the files and post them on dropbox?


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Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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Hi. I've worked it out. The template I was using seemed to have something hidden that was causing it to appear when exporting. I couldn't find it - but by manually selecting all the elements I wanted, cutting them to the clipboard, then ctrl-a deleting everything else, then pasting my manual selection back - that removed it. It was weird, as when I did that ctrl-a - nothing was visibly selected - but pressing delete seemed to get rid of that export artefact.

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>>  as when I did that ctrl-a - nothing was visibly

Select all not select all))

 

It can be not selected locked objects, objects on master page, objects on hidden layers, etc. 

 

 

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