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PDF export to version 1.3 results in unexpected results

Apr 26, 2012 3:35 AM

Using InDesign CS5.5 - and Acrobat X - Exporting to Smallest File Size, changing to PDF 4 (1.3) [instead of the PDF 6 (1.6)]




As always I choose Smallest File Size for the Web.


I selected Acrobat PDF 4 (1.3) and then some text went off the page ... but only on one page.. (FIGURE 2)


And on another Page the text was also duplicated on the running head from the opposite spread. (FIGURE 1)



I then tried the PDF Print Settings that I ALWAYS use - which is to Flatten the Transparency (see Figure 3)


The Text Shift is now happening on TWO pages - and also the Running Head is duplicating on TWO pages now too - it's even worse than Web PDF.



I need to Flatten the Transparency in these PDFs - simply because I need to, don't really need to go into details. I don't see how Flattening or leaving live transparency could affect the position of a text frame anyway?



Any ideas?



running head duplicated.png

Figure 1



Figure 2


another page gone wrong.png

Figure 3

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    Apr 26, 2012 5:02 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    First off, have you reset the prefs yet or tried .idml on this file? Is it happening with other files, too?


    Second, I'm confused about the print. Are you saying it ouotputs differnently from Acrobat than it appears on screen?


    Third, have you tried not messing with the settings when you export, then use the optimizer to flatten the PDF?

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