I have a 90 page ebook I've design in InDesign. I'm self taught and new(ish) to InDesign, so please bear with me.
My client needs the book for print and as an Interactive PDF. So, I've designed the file for print and am converting it to RGB when exporting it for web.
Regardless of if I export the file for print or web, RGB or CMYK almost all of the pages are missing the background. The strange this is I'm using Masters for the background and some pages show up properly while most don't even though the same Master is applied.The Master has a transparency (opacity) on it, but I've also tried removing this and exporting the file without it and still have the same problem.
Any help with this is MUCH appreciated.
Here you will see how Page 1 is exporting properly with a background texture and opacity overlay:
Here you will see how Page 2 is exporting with no background image even though the very same Master is applied to it.
Master page items can be overridden on individual pages if that item itself is set to allow such overriding (context menu when selecting the item on the master page; in that context menu, you find Allow Master Item Overrides checked or unchecked). If it is allowed, try unchecking it; if the problem persists, make a copy of your file and apply master to pages after disallowing such overriding (flyout menu in the pages panel). It will be applied to selected pages only. Doing so may restitute items that you changed on purpose, but it might help understand the problem (if it has to do with such overriding at all). Anyhow, that's my first guess.
I don't even know if possible, but if, maybe you want to post the file itself?
I tried both of those things and neither worked. It must be something with the Master because I copy and pasted the content of the Master directly onto the pages and it exports fine. For some reason the Masters aren't being applied properly.
I've dropped a few of the pages into DB. Here is the link:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ukyfmu8x1h4q7u4/QD_Lh7awwn
I'm so apprecaitive of your help on this.
You're welcome. No idea why you cannot export to other profiles. One of the mysteries I suppose. But in Acrobat, at least, you can repurpose it to smaller files, change the color space if desired, etc.
btw, I like the design. Seems the calm colors fit the purpose nicely.
Take care, Mike
This project went on hiatus, and now I'm back on it. I'm now saving the file as a PDFX-1a, and the type looks rough around the edges. I looked at the file you attached, and it looks great. Any suggestions? Much appreciated!
File link here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p0jg20ndyzg9pri/pCRv5bUvl7
Awesome you're so quick! Thanks! I'm probably just being a picky designer, but check out the screen shot from mine and yours. I am look at it in Adobe Acrobat Pro. It looks a little thicker and more rugged to me. Not smooth and crisp.
Or you could open my file and open yours from the link above and compare.
I don't know what type of monitor you are using, but that (and the drivers for it) can cause visual oddities. I am using an LCD screen, but not a high-quality--it is a laptop where I presently am.
Personally I think it is good as is. I mean, let's say I purchased this from you or your customer, I would think anything about the text differences that may or may not be there.
I think I mentioned this, but if not, pleasing design. Fits the subject I think.
Take care, Mike