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Printing blank pages

Explorer ,
Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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  When printing from one particular document I am only having blank pages come through the printer, I have tried three different pages with the same result. 

  Meanwhile, I can print properly from other documents. 

  Any thoughts?

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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What do you get if you export to PDF?

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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Double-click on all layers in the document's Layers Panel and make sure that "Print Layer" is checked in all cases. You will have to do this page by page.

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Also, just in case your content has been set to "non-printing" in the Attributes Panel, make sure that the option to "Print Non-printing Objects" is checked in the Print dialog window.

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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Print layer appears to be checked for everything.
However, if I create a pdf it gets weird. INDD says it is created and if
I try to re-save it the app wants to know if I want to replace the old file.
However again, if I try to open it in Adobe Acrobat or Reader "No match."
Microsoft Explorer doesn't show it, but the "Recent files" shows it just
fine.
I even re-booted and saved it to a different location in case it was in a
bad sector, or something. No luck.
This is crazy.

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Wayne Block
Coordinator of Athletic Marketing and Public Relations
Mesa Community College
Maricopa County Community College District
1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ 85202
wayne.block@mesacc.edu
https://www.m <>esatbirdsports.com
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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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Are you having the same problem with any other documents? If it is just this document then try exporting the file as an IDML file (File>Export>InDesign Markup (IDML)) and then opening the IDML in your version of InDesign. Then save the document as a regular InDesign file. This process can remove some corruption from a file. Hopefully, that will fix the issue.

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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No luck.
It appears to be just this file, I have printed successfully from others.
When I open the IDML file and then re-save it, I still get the blank
pages.
Just like with the PDF, the IDML version does not show up in File
Explorer, or INDD itself, but does in Recent Files which is how I opened it.

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Wayne Block
Coordinator of Athletic Marketing and Public Relations
Mesa Community College
Maricopa County Community College District
1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ 85202
wayne.block@mesacc.edu
https://www.m <>esatbirdsports.com
(M) - 757-288-1484


*MCCCD Statement of Non-Discrimination*
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Oct 06, 2022 Oct 06, 2022

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>> However, if I create a pdf it gets weird

What do you mean?

 

Just my IMHO here - never print anything from InDesign, print from it contains many bugs, that behaviour stores by decades of years. Do PDF and print this PDF.

 

Print from ID is helpful just for check some text by old aunt-corrector.

 

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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Did you reboot the printer?

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No, I haven't, but it is printing other things just fine.

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Wayne Block
Coordinator of Athletic Marketing and Public Relations
Mesa Community College
Maricopa County Community College District
1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ 85202
wayne.block@mesacc.edu
https://www.m <>esatbirdsports.com
(M) - 757-288-1484


*MCCCD Statement of Non-Discrimination*
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Oct 06, 2022 Oct 06, 2022

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Two things to try since it seems to be isolated to one file:

First, try an export to .idml. Open thast and save as a new .indd file. DO NOT Overwrite the existing file.

Second, if that is not successfull, select all the pages in the Pages in the Pages Panel, then, from the panel flyout menu select Move pages and move them to a new blank document (remove the extra blank page from the new file after moving). Save as a new .indd file. Again, don't overwrite the old file.

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Give us package of this few pages through some dropbox or yadisk. May be some of us will check this file. 

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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