The odd thing about this problem is that I am currently working on two brochures, and the exporting problem only appears to happening with one of them. Below is a screen shot of the offending page. It does contain a lot more pictures than my other brochure which is exporting easily. Export settings are identical, BTW.
This is my first inDesign project, so I could be making a newbie mistake. Thanks for your help!
As in "export the file in a format you can open up?" Sure, I would do that. If so, let me know what format you'd like. Or do you mean "can you share with anyone and it looks OK there?" Possibly, I haven't tried that yet.
It seems to be the inner glow, though I don't know why that's a problem. On the other hand, I can't see that it actually is doing anything (nor is the outer glow) and it can be turned off without affecting the file, I think. I don't see that the drop shadows on the photos are going to be visible in the finished product, either, and I'd also remove those (the ones on the color bars are visible).
There's also a very tiny unfilled rectangle at the top of the stack that's in the area of the young man's hair in the center photo. It should probably be deleted. You can expand the layer and select it there to remove it. I would also suggest using something other than the Times .dfont for the verse citation. .dfonts can be a problem when you go to print.
Awesome. I turned off the glows on the watermark and it did the trick.
Maybe the glow was pushing it past the page boundaries and it just didn't
like that? Anyway, my thank for your help. Excited to get this brochure
out and this will help speed along the approval process. What's your
design experience? Do you work for a company, self employed, or just for
I've been a designer of one sort or another since I was in high school in the 1960s (I spent 30+ years designing and custom fabricating jewelry before switching to graphic design inthe late 1990s). I've worked for a couple of printers, a newspaper, a magazine publisher, and taught InDesign and related tools at the college level for a short time, but now I'm a freelancer and volunteer here.