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PDF in indesign background how to do

New Here ,
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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I have just installed a new Indesign version, but I can no longer make PDFs in the background. I can't work at the same time as a PDF is being made.

Thank you for your help

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Feature request , Import and export , Performance

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Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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Which version of InDesign and OS?

How much RAM and spare hard disk capacity do you have?

Exporting a PDF from InDesign shouldn't normally take very long – how long does it take you?

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Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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The PDF is fine but not in the background.
INDD 2022 OS 11.7 and 12.4

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Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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Even very large/complex PDFs rarely take more than a few seconds on my modestly muscular Win11 system. I can't think of a time I ever had to wait one out.

 


| Word & InDesign to Kindle & EPUB: a Pro Guide (Amazon)

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Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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Check for “DisableAsyncExports.txt” file in the same directory as the Adobe InDesign executable file:

 

PC/Win: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign **

Mac: /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS5.5/Adobe InDesign CS5.5.app/Contents/MacOS/

 

If the file exists - delete it and you'll get back background tasks. 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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