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Problem with Master Template and exporting

May 7, 2013 5:47 AM

Tags: #pdf #cs5.5 #export #master

ID CS 5.5. Version 7.5.3

Windows 7


Hi Forum,

I am applying a simple Master template to a 28 page document.



If I export to pdf using the pre-defined format for smallest file size or PDF/X-4 the export is correct:



If I export using the pre-defined PDF/X-1a or X3 I get some pages like this (Logo and Page-No. block on both sides):




This only happens on pages 8-9, 16-17, 22-23 out of 28 pages.


I have tried exporting to idml and reopening.

I have removed the master from all pages, checked for spurious elements and then re-assigned the master.

Drunk a lot of coffee!

No pictures go over the gutter.

I need the finished PDF to be in PDF/X-1a.


1.) Why does InDesign hate me?


2.) Can someone please suggest a cure?


Thanks for your time and consideration.

  • Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2013 6:00 AM   in reply to NickOnTheNet

    Do you have any hidden layers?

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    May 7, 2013 6:32 AM   in reply to NickOnTheNet

    Is that one color bar spanning the spread, or two bars?

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    May 7, 2013 7:46 AM   in reply to NickOnTheNet

    No, but try using individual bars instead. I think there's a bug that does this.

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