Export to PDF stops at 99%

Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2018 Aug 09, 2018

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Hi World,
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!

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Mentor ,
Aug 09, 2018 Aug 09, 2018

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Try go back to 'old school' export routine.

Manual method:

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.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 27, 2018 Aug 27, 2018

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Hi Tynke,

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!

Regards,

Srishti

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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?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 27, 2018 Aug 27, 2018

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Use half-blade method to find and delete bugged page/object

Closure of Indesign when I try to export a 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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