PDF export failed

New Here ,
May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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I have always the same "export failed" alert when exporting (that even if I add a blank page and juste export a BLANK page...)

 

How come ?

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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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Does the export fail also, if you have only a blank page or when you add a blank page?

What are the export settings? Which PDF export? Print or Interactive?

What is the content of that document? What kind of images?

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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Check the answer on the next response 😉

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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But that answer does not cover my question. Important is to know which file types you use.

PDF/X-3 is not recommended, even its author does not recommend its use. There are several cases with differnt results in aspect of output colors. If cmyk is requesting required, use PDF/X-1a,  Better is to use X-4.

 

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Answered on the comment bellow, hope this helps. Yes PDF/X-3 might be because I have an old preset, but I'll change that to PDF/X-4, thanks.

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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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do you have any "internal EPS" (e.g. imported formules or copy-pasted comples graphics from AI)? such items mainly call this alert

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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A few months back I had to work on the same project and everything was fine, now I took that file and made the new campaign and when exporting I have the problem. 

It works when I export in smaller definition (150dpi).

Otherwise on the file there is only pitures, texte and some vectoral shapes.

It's a simple file for newspaper printing. This is going to be a problem as I need to export that file for printing for the client in a few weeks. 

I'll try tonight on my personnal computer to see if anything changes.

- InDesign 16.2.1

- MacOS Catalina 10.15.7

I exported the pdf exporting summary (from the PDF export pannel) does this help ?

It's in french, if needed I can expoert it in english later on my personnal computer. 

 

Hope this helps, and if you need anything else to understand better just ask. Thanks

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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thanks, but I meant what kind of graphics you used. The vector shapes — are they created in InDesign, imported the regular way (File > Place) or copy/pasted directly from the vector editor? 

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Ah, yes then I do have some vector graphics that I copy / past into InDesign from Illustrator (just a logo).

A picture, imported normally (File > place). And some text but that's it...

And that file had no trouble a few months back (everything was the same, just the picture changed).

Cannot say wich version of InDesign it was tough...

Thanks for the help.

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