Export includes older versions of file

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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I'm using InDesign 16.1 on a MBP with OS 10.15.7 (Catalina). I've updated a file with newer versions of posters and leaflets and updated the date of publication printed on the poster. when I export the new file to pdf or png, legacy information is included - ie parts of an older version poster (see attached - the bottom 2 leaflets are not supposed to be in this version, and you can see overwriting where I've shuffled leaflets around). They don't show in InDesign (indeed, they aren't there - only the new information is in the current indd file). I thought it was a Acrobat problem, but the png file is the same. Does anyone know what's going on and how I solve it?

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GraemeEarly Years Pathway poster 0221.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021
Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Links, Swatches, …) visible? Might there be objects on the Master Page? 

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Links, Swatches, …) visible? 

Might there be objects on the Master Page? 

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And there it is on the master page <face palm>. How did  I miss that? (Why even did I do that?! Did I do that?). (These are all rhetorical questions).

Thank you so much.

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Did you include Non-Printing Objects when exporting the pdf? 

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No, I didn't do that. here's the pdf dialogue box.

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Save your indd as idml, open this idml and save as indd. Then from this new .indd try to do an export to PDF.

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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Thanks for the suggestion. Here's what I get when I open the idml file. All the legacy text is there, but I can't touch it. It's not in any layer. I've coloured the 'top copy' that I can edit in yellow. The identical text in white 'doesn't exist'.Screenshot 2021-02-24 at 13.12.50.png

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