I have two files that have become corrupted in some strange way that crashes InDesign when I try to export to PDF. I tried to print to PDF as a work around, and Distiller crashes. These are two of a whole bunch of files that I need to send to the printer yesterday, and they are all made the same way and the others exported without a problem!
The files are in ID CS5 (fully patched). Each file consists of one InCopy story containing all sorts of complicated anchored objects and cross references, etc, flowed into a template. They preflight and save and package just fine.
What I have tried:
I have tried exporting to IDML and opening that. Still crashes.
I have tried saving the file to my desktop and unlinking the IC story. Still crashes.
I have tried on a Mac and a PC, with and without fonts. Still crashes.
I have opened the IDML in CS5.5 on a PC. Still crashes.
I have placed the IC story into a blank document--it exports without a problem.
I have stripped the IC story out of the template--it exports without a problem.
I copied the text from the blank document that exported without a problem into the template that exported without a problem. It crashes.
Please help! I need these PDFs to send to the printer ASAP, and I can't get them to export, and I've run out of things to try.
You could have tried exporting half of the book and then the other half.
Whichever half crashes - is the half that causing the problem.
Then export that problem half - in halves again, until you narrow it to a range of pages.
If both halves exported ok - then you could combine them in acrobat.
Diane: Sorry I wasn't around yesterday.
The way to get help with crashes is to post the Mac crash report (upload to http://pastebin.com/ and post a link here).
Without real data, it's mostly speculation...