Check all the docs first
Use the sub menu in the book panel to Update Page Numbers (only this one)
If it's still not working
Delete that book file and start a new one with File>New Book
Import the files fresh and try again.
And if you post back, give us some real details. Version of ID, export settings, etc.
Unfortunately that did not solve the problem. I did that already and tried it again now - with no different result. It feels like being a bug.
More details: ID 7.5, Acrobat X 10.1.0, MacOS X 10.6.7, export option: [Kleinste Dateigröße] (=Smallest ...)
Any ideas what I can do? (Will now export every single file to make my waiting customer happy).
Try selecting a selection of files in the book and use Export Selection to PDF
See if the issue still comes up.
If it's still not working, try exporting the problematic files to IDML and open them (opens as Untitled)
Delete the old file from the book. Then insert the newly saved InDesign file.
Thanks, I tried a lot now:
Single doc selected, export selection to PDF => works
3 docs selected (the one before and after the "bad" one), export selection to PDF => works
same with 4 docs => works
all docs selected, export book to PDF => wrong
all minus one (=11 docs) docs selected, export selection to PDF => wrong
making idml and reimport => works (one of 4 concerning docs tested)
Though I would like to know what the issue may be I say:
Thank you a lot!
This is happening to me as well in CS5.5. I only have 9 files in the book. I have 10.6.7, Indesign CS 5.5. Could it be a bug? I've never had this before and I've used the Book feature for years and never had this until I upgraded to 5.5.
Now, I used the workaround with .idml - BUT today after opening the bookfile again, the same problem occurs again. So the answer is not really answered. I am sure now, that this is a bug. I opened all .idml files in ID CS4 and put them into a bookfile - everything works fine! Maybe also in CS5. I have no time to test this. So the conclusion for me is to do not use ID 5.5 until this is officially fixed.
Wow - I'll check this out in CS5.5 later today!
If anyone else can test this?
If it is an issue then I couldn't upgrade for work ... sigh. Hope someone can clarify!
I downloaded the 7.5.1 update, and the problem went away. But I also read on IndesignSecrets.com that if you install the 7.5.1 update, that some plug-ins from CS5 won't work (or something to that effect). But that may have been resolved so do your own research. I don't pretend to be an expert.
In my case the update makes no difference.
In my case the update makes no difference.
Meaning it did not cause you problems with plugins, or meaning it did not solve the wrong page number issue?
Thre is no concern with plugins, unless you have purchased a third-party plugin that is not compatible with CS5.5. That is a minority of users, chiefly enterprise users, catalog users, and font management utiity users.
Only as far as the wrong pagenumber issue is concerned. The project is done now in CS4, which worked perfectly. I tried CS5.5 (7.5.1.) with my further book document and found the same false behavior. So I will not waste more time to that for the moment.
Agreed. The 7.5.1 update did not solve the problem for me either, and the idml round-trip only solves it intermitently. Exporting each document separately and combining the pdfs in Acrobat is the only safe work-around, but really inconvenient on large books.
xSarah, do you find the same problem with CS5? Just asking, because I went back to CS4 to be sure to have no problems.
macromac, I upgraded from CS4 to CS5.5, so I don't know if it happened in CS5.
Bumping up this thread to see if anyone has figured out anything new regarding this problem. It is really bumming me out. I reported it to Adobe on their bug report/feature request form, but they don't reply back, so I have no idea if anyone is looking into it or not.
Any new thoughts?
It looks like this problem is sufficiently complicated that that
without a copy of your test file, it's a pain to reproduce.
If you want a response from Adobe, you need to use the Adobe Support
Portal. http://adobe.com/go/supportportal. Among other things, that
will allow you to attach demonstration files, and also ensure someone
from Adobe gets back to you.
If you post a file publicly, I think a number of us would be