Working on a complicated (but not too 😉 ) Brochure, exporting to PDF stops at 99%. Indesign does produce a PDF file, but when I try to make another one it's not possible because there is a task busy in the background. I cannot abort this PDF-export and not cancel it. I can't even save and close the document. The only way to get out is to force Indesign to stop, but sometimes the file will be damaged by that.
Anyone an answer? I hope so. Thank you in advance!
Try go back to 'old school' export routine.
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.
Alternatively, there are some free scripts effectively doing the same, like Marijan Tompa's 'tomaxxi' controlBackgroundExport.jsx, one to name.
We are very sorry to hear about this. I would like to know if the method suggested by Winterm worked for you? If not, please share following details like:
Operating System (Exact Version of Windows or MAC)
Exact Version of InDesign
Is it happening on a particular file? If yes, would you mind sharing your file?
If it is happening with multiple files, where the files are saved?
Looking forward to your response!
When will this disaster called Indesign be put in a position to be used? i am using version 2021 and still this flaw is not fixed? How is it possible?
Use half-blade method to find and delete bugged page/object