How can I get one magazine file out of many to export to PDF? For 12 years we have used various ID versions to produce a black & white magazine sent to printers as PDF for offset. We kept many color photo originals we'd converted to greyscale. No we're visiting back editions, replacing greyscale images with color when we haave it, and exporting to High Quality Print PDF. These are posted on a web page for customers to download back issues.
The May, 2011 edition doesn't export to PDF, at least not with the same settings as issues before and after that date, and varying export settings does nothing for the situation. Tried exporting to .idml and opening as a new file as suggested in FAQ's. Saved this as a new ID file under a new name. Still won't export to PDF, though the .idml export went slick as a whistle. Have rechecked links and relinked two grayscale images that were flagged in the links file. No change. Have replaced outdated (TT) fonts with new (OT). No change. We keep on working backwards in time with these conversions, and still older files are exporting fine after insertion of color. This is ID5 on a Win7 machine with plenty of RAM. This ID5 is part of a creative suite so there are other applications available in the machine. Haven't trashed preferences, because they work with editions before and after the trouble. What do I do next?
No error message, just nothing happening. Haven't tried the halves or thirds but will do so this afternoon. checking fonts for embedding permission has resulted in some changes in the copy generated from the .idml,but it hasn't changed the response. I'll be back with report on the halves or thirds effort.
Thanks, Peter. Exporting one page at a time narrowed the search down to a problem page, which turned out to have a problem with a graphic used in every issue. Replacing and relinking the graphic got past that hump. This was on the new file copy which had gone through all the other changes previously described, so I don't know if they had any effect. Need to get on with other back issues rather than experiment with the original file.