Export to PDF did not include changes I made

New Here ,
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Hi,

I had a 'export to PDF' problem. I made a color change in Indesign 2021 Big Sur (MBP 2019 16"). When I exported it to PDF it did not include those changes I made. I tried it multiple times with no success. Same color as before I made the change. Except when I first saved the IND file (local). Never had this problem before.

 

I do a lot of (press) printing. So I'm getting very nervous.

 

Anybody recognize this problem?

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Engaged , Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
Hi reggylangkun,did you try exporting it to a different filename or even location? On macOS I sometimes expierenced that exports don't reflect changes, when I try to overwrite the same file.

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Engaged ,
Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Hi reggylangkun,

did you try exporting it to a different filename or even location?
On macOS I sometimes expierenced that exports don't reflect changes, when I try to overwrite the same file.

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Yes Jens, thats the only (quick)way. Still annoying though. But then again I have to save it to another version. So that's ok.
Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Save the file. Use File>Export and choose IDML.

Open that IDML in InDesign

Save as a new file. 

 

Try exporting it now - it should be fine going forward. 

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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I do a lot of press printing and I found this happened when I just saved the pdf and then made a change and re-saved the file. I find the best way to avoid this problem is to set my press printing values including my pdf under File/package. This will create a new folder that will have all the most current information needed for printing (pdf too.👍)

 

If you need to make changes just save again in the same process. You may need to rename the new folder. (I just throw away the old packaged folder and then re-save.) InDesign makes a nice neat new folder each time.

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