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Exporting Indesign Document

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I have saved my document but when I go to export it to a PDF it appears blank. It opens the Adobe Acrobat it shows the background colour of the document for a second but then goes blank. I believe the document is still there but I can't see anything? Any ideas what my problem might be?

 

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Very simple: go on your master page, select all, cut. Then go on page 1, paste in place.

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Exporting Indesign Document

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I have saved my document but when I go to export it to a PDF it appears blank. It opens the Adobe Acrobat it shows the background colour of the document for a second but then goes blank. I believe the document is still there but I can't see anything? Any ideas what my problem might be?

 

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Correct answer by jmlevy | Adobe Community Professional

Very simple: go on your master page, select all, cut. Then go on page 1, paste in place.

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Do you have content on layers that are designated "non-printing"?

 

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How does the PDF look when you open it in a browser or other PDF viewer?

Under your Acrobat preferences> Page Display> Show large images should be checked on, and Use Overprint Preview should be set to Always. If there is a white object on the top layer set to overprint, you might not see it in InDesign, but it would appear in Acrobat, hiding your document, (unless the Acrobat view overprint preference is set to Always). If the layer was turned off in InDesign but you had selected "All layers" upon export to PDF, that would also hide your document.

 

 

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Hi Luke,

I changed the acrobat preferences but the image doesn't appear. I believe it is an InDesign problem as I can't open the document in other PDF views and it appears blank as a JEG as well. I attached a screenshot of my layers. Please let me know if this is the problem. Layers screenshot.PNG 

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Are there any missing links showing in your Links pallet? 

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No, just the two I used.

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Seeing your screenshot, it appears that the links are on page A, which indicates that your layout could be entirely on a master page. Are you sure that the current document pages are not based on another (empty) master page?

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I think that is the problem, I have attached a screenshot and was wondering if you knew what I can do to fix it. 

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pages Error.PNG

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Very simple: go on your master page, select all, cut. Then go on page 1, paste in place.

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