disable Background process - pdf

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Feb 23, 2018 Feb 23, 2018

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Is this option still available?

I didn't find it in the preferences, in the last version (13.08)

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Mentor , Feb 24, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
1. Create blank text file “DisableAsyncExports.txt”.2. Place it in:MAC OS: /Applications/Adobe InDesign XX/Adobe InDesign XX.app/Contents/MacOS/DisableAsyncExports.txtWin: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign XX\DisableAsyncExports.txt(that said, path where your ID is installed).3. To get things back, just remove/rename that text file.Didn't test this in latest ID, but it works in earlier versions, so worth to try.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 23, 2018 Feb 23, 2018

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Hi,

What exactly is the requirement? Do you wish to disable the background task? This option was never available in default installation of InDesign

-Aman

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1. Create blank text file “DisableAsyncExports.txt”.

2. Place it in:

MAC OS: /Applications/Adobe InDesign XX/Adobe InDesign XX.app/Contents/MacOS/DisableAsyncExports.txt

Win: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign XX\DisableAsyncExports.txt

(that said, path where your ID is installed).

3. To get things back, just remove/rename that text file.

Didn't test this in latest ID, but it works in earlier versions, so worth to try.

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Feb 24, 2018 Feb 24, 2018

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Still Works!!!

I was thinking wrong too, for me this option was not obsolete.  Because, I don't know why, but I remember saw disable background printing appears in the file menu after this "hack" text file been in my InDesign app.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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Doesn't seem to be working in InDesign 2021.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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Is there any other way to disable background PDF exports?

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