Did you check if you have text with not available font or style on the right master page? Use search font to detect missing fonts.
Yes, thanks. All fonts are present. All links work, all images are present, all cross-references are up-to-date, etc. InDesign gives a happy, friendly "No errors".
And all content is formatted using paragraph, character and object styles, anyway - there's no "exotic" local formatting. It's really a matter of these particular page numbers (2/4/6/8) and their content. No italics, and it'll work, starting page numbering at 10, and it'll work.
And before someone asks: "Save as", "Package" and saving as .IDML won't help, either...
Out of curisoity...
Did this document work in CS6 or earlier? Or a similar document?
What is the font?
Have you tried this document on another computer? Create a new user account and try it then?
Never heard of this one.
> Did this document work in CS6 or earlier?
Exporting worked, AFAIR, in CS6 and CC until I did, well a bazillion things - new content, new page formats, new paragraph formats etc. I haven't tested PDF export for weeks. But it's a very clean doc, with no "cruft" from older templates and no local formatting.
The odd part is that page number (2 / 4 / 6 / 8) error - starting section numbering e.g. at 10 fixes the problems immediately.
(I had "Failed to Export the PDF file" errors before, but those were due to complex grouped images.)
> What is the font?
Helvetica Neue LT Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic.
> Have you tried this document on another computer?
Yes. Another Mac, same ID version and fonts - same problems.
I just wish there were an error log discribing what exactly happens when PDF export fails, and on what page. I don't know the intricacies of PDF rendering, but shouldn't it be possible for ID to say "When rendering page X, text frame #2 failed to render"? When these problems happen before a deadline, it could break my neck.
Does it happen on a new document, no original content?
If the new document is fine, try copying over the content from the problem file to a new one and see what happens.
Weird. And here I though I laways had the weird issues...
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If it will export to .idml, I'd be highly tempted to open that in an earlier version and re-export, either as PDF if the doc doesn't reflow, or as .idml that you reopen in CC to try again (and you'll need to force a recompose on that one to get it back to what it was). I'm not a fan of direct conversion of .indd files to newer versions since CS4.
sounds interesting. I'll ask a colleague, who still has 5.x, to import and re-export that file as you suggested.
Remember, I didn't guarantee it will work.
Is this issue isn't resolve yet? Maybe you can try this one. If you are using Mac OS X, and running version 10.6 their maybe a conflict of using Helvetica font, that causes your pdf file to fail. But I'm not entirely sure also. But I suspect that Helvetica is Causing errors in your document. Try to replace your Helvetica font and Do Save a copy for Backup purposes.