Try these suggestions on how to fix problems like this
Take heed of all of them and read each carefully.
For any file that is crashing constantly make a backup of it immediately
The file on the left is the error and the one on the right was fixed in Acrobat using PitStop. As mentioned, it would be easier to visualize if I could attach the indesign doc. I could email upon request to better understand this problem. Using the "High Quality Print" output setting export one with the default setting. This will replicate the error. Then export another with all marks turned off and bleeds set to "0". This one exports OK.
Well you have your crop marks inside your bleed area - that's not good from a trimming point of view, unless you were specifically requested to do that - I usually offset the crop marks to the same amout of bleed. You and do this in the marks and bleed section.
I still don't know why that's happening, i've never seen that happen before.
I've taken a look at the file in question, and seems to export fine from InDesign CS5.5 and earlier.
It seems to be specific to InDesign Cs6 - if anyone has CS6 perhaps you could volunteer some assistance?
I can take a look if someone sends me a link...
I just tried it again in CS6 with the same results.
Thanks for trying Eugene
I've looked at the file. The problem is not related to marks, but is actually the logo in the lower right corner. Remove it and the file exports perfectly.
It looks like this might have been copied and pasted from Illustrator. if you select it you'll see it's a large group combined with an empt rectangle area above and overlapping. It shows up as two grouped groups in the layers panel. Delete the top group which consists of a series of nested groups (or frames, not sure which) named <graphics frame> that finally has two objects named <rectangle> that are on top of each other and outside the group bounding box. ID is unable to determine the fill in those two rectangles, and that's probably the problem. In any case they are not required, and deleting that entire first group, leaving the second group that comprises the logo will fix the file.
I did notice there was a lot copy and pasting. The orig doc is 12 pgs with not extenal links.
I really did not think nestled graphics would cause this though. I did fix it in PitStop using Inspector, Prepress, Overprint and toggling the Overprint off and on. I selected just the text.
It is still a concern of possibly not noticing something dropping off. It's pretty hard to get InDi to screw up, and I stll think its a bug.
I decide to see if I could figure out waht those two <rectangle> objects are. If I copy and paste into Illustrator I get a warning that "and unknown shading type was encountered." Once you get past that, they paste as a pair of clipping groups with a green gradient fill.
Yea I see it now.
Why would that cause the PDF export failure? I guess it was writing and did not like the green swirl and just moved on to page two.
Exactly why copying from Illustrator or other apps directly into Indesign is dangerous.
Best to use File>Place
I think it's the "unknown shading type," but I'm also concerned that there's other corruption in that logo -- if you ungroup it you cannot select the problem objects with the mouse.