I've created pdfs from my InDesign CS6 files perfectly until recently. Documents with bleeds are now losing the entire bleed and appearing white when saved to pdf.
Test—Opened a new InDesign document and placed a solid block of color in various sizes, positions and coverage areas.
Result—When a 3-sided bleed covers half or a little more of the page it will print. The color block will not print if the bleed covers 3/4 up to and including the entire page.
I have read numerous discussions. Tried modifying slug and bleed in both the InDesign file and in exporting to PDF and nothing seems to work.
Using: InDesign CS6 (8.0.1), Acrobat X (10.1.7), OS (10.8.4)
Thank you to anyone who can shed some light,
First, it doesn't look like your items to bleed actually extend off the page.
Are the items on the page on a layer set to not print?
I have to agree with Mike. I can see that the blue and yellow frames do not appear in the PDF, but is this really a bleed issue? If I wanted to illustrate a bleed problem, I'd place the frames so that they bleed, and look to see if they stop at the page area in the PDF. I can't see (in your PDF screenshot) what the size of the page is, although it looks a little out-of-proportion to the page size in the ID screenshot, so the PDF may be larger (which you would want when printing with bleeds), but there are no crops to indicate the page area either.
As to the frames not appearing in the PDF at all, can you answer Mike's question about whether the frames are set to be non-printing in Window>Attributes>Non Printing:
…or if the layer is set to non printing:
You can also switch between Normal mode and Preview mode by going to View>Screen Mode, or by tapping the W key. Non-printing items won't show in Preview mode.