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Failed to Export the PDF File (InDesign)


#1
Hi Guys,

Don't know if there are any InDesign gurus about? I have to InDesign documents that I need to export to PDF however I keep getting the message 'failed to export the pdf file'. I didn't design the document but have amended some text of them however cannot resend back as I can't export.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
Steve
 

tbwcf

Active Member
#2
Rather than using indesigns "export" option you could try exporting as a postscript file then running it through distiller...

file/print in the general bit under 'printer' change to 'postscript file' on PPD make it 'adobe PDF' change the other settings as needed then drop the postscript file into distiller...
 
#4
Basically there are 3 versions of one brochure:

English
Russian
Greek

English PDF's fine through export the other 2 don't.
When I print to postscript with all the markings etc the page still doesn't display the same?

What could be preventing InDesign to export?

thanks
 

Krey20

Senior Member
#6
Sounds like the fonts to me.
Try outlining all of the text, making them vector shapes, then saving the pdf. You will have to save a file with the live text so it can be edited later if you need to, but that should get rid of any font conflicts.
 

tbwcf

Active Member
#8
Krey20 said:
Sounds like the fonts to me.
Try outlining all of the text, making them vector shapes, then saving the pdf. You will have to save a file with the live text so it can be edited later if you need to, but that should get rid of any font conflicts.
Good call