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Failed to Export the PDF File (InDesign)

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by studioeighty, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    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?

  2. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    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...
  3. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    okay let me try that,.....
  4. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    Basically there are 3 versions of one brochure:


    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?

  5. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    I would imagine its a problem with fonts / embedded eps files?
  6. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    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.
  7. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    Thanks guys. Ken seemed to do the job for now. I'll let you know if I have any issues :)
  8. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Good call

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