My issue is that objects placed in the master pages like header and footer rules, page numbers, and sometimes graphics disappear when I export to PDF. This happens consistantly. Also, although this is not within the master pages, footnotes seem to drop from my documents as well once the doument is exported to PDF. I have not been able to troubleshoot this issue in CS 5.5. I was hoping that CS 6 would adress this. Please advise.
The OP s a bit terse in his explanation. I think he is referring to a known issue when a master page object straddles the inner margin bounds, even, as was reported only days ago, by a mere half a stroke width. The poster in that case had an object snap to the inner margin and then added that stroke. That was just enough to trigger this behavior.
The problem is not visible in InDesign, it only and exclusively manifests itself after exporting.
Two very recent threads on this:
Both threads mention CS6, but I can personally vow this also happens with CS4 -- only last month, an intern ran afoul of it and all I needed was a single glance to spot the issue.
I have a habit of *never* straddling objects across master pages; it could be I learned not to as much as a decade ago. I'm pretty sure every now and then it was mentioned as a harmful bug in this forum.