PDFs from InDesign not updating

Community Beginner ,
Sep 01, 2017 Sep 01, 2017

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I've noticed recently when I export a PDF from InDesign, then go back into InDesign to make changes, the follow-on PDFs export and open without the changes intact. The InDesign file does not lose the changes, but the pdf won't update when replaced unless I quit Acrobat and relaunch. Is anyone else seeing this happen?

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Sep 01, 2017 Sep 01, 2017

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Moved it from Forum comments to InDesign forum.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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Hi KirkStudios,

As per your query, when you are trying to export PDF again after making some changes, PDF does not show changes.

Is it happening with one particular file or with multiple files? Would you mind sharing your file?

Also, please try saving on the desktop with a different name.

Regards

Srishti

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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Well, it's sporadic, but with multiple files. Some days it happens with any file I'm working on in InDesign. If I rename the file, it solves it. Other days the problem does not happen at all. I first noticed it several months ago when I sent a file to a client and they commented that updates were not made. Today, it hasn't yet been an issue. Since it doesn't seem to happen out of Illustrator, I think it's an InDesign export issue, but again, it's sporadic. Was just curious if anyone else noticed this. I don't recall last file it occurred on, so at this time I wouldn't know which to share.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Hi KirkStudios,

I tried to replicate the issue at my end however unable to do so. If you face this issue again, please feel free to reply on the same thread.

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Srishti

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Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Thanks Srishti, I will!

Karen

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Hello, I am having the same problem. Is there a solution?
Best regards, Erica

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