It should (and you know that, or you wouldn't be asking). Tried trashing the prefs?
Yeh I've been down that road. I've made a new book file.
I've reinserted all the files.
Just can't get the PDF (Print) to stick when exporting the whole book to PDF.
Is it correct on a single doc?
No - it doesn't stick on Individual Documents either.
Prefs ought to do it, so if it doesn't I think it might be time for a reinstall.
I've only recently reinstalled the whole suite - and to be honest, it's been like this before.
I think it's rather silly to have PDF Interactive as the default when export from a Book File.
Actually to be honest... having two different PDF settings was a mistake from the start.
A solution in search of a problem.
But you said it's a new install. Did you patch it to 7.5.3?
Yes - completely patched.
It's picking up the PDF settings of the open document.
I was working on a separate document (separate from the book) and had the book panel open.
Select Export Book to PDF and it picks up the PDF settings of the open document (interactive or print)
Can anyway else confirm this behaviour?
Was that file exported to interactive previously?
I basically never use 5.5, but I can't say I've ever seen a document retain export settings if they've been changed by exporting something else.
@Eugene – Peter Kahrel once wrote a script for exporting to PDF that could be of interest:
Export books and documents to PDF, and remember the settings
Let me quote Peter Kahrel:
When you export an InDesign document or a book to PDF, it doesn't remember to which folder it was saved, which name was used for the export, which preset was used, and that it was exported as a print PDF. The result is that PDFs often end up in folders where they shouldn't be, with a name you really had wanted to change, and sometimes with a preset you hadn't intended. If you do remember this annoying behaviour (or, rather, lack of behaviour) you often have to select all those things every time you export the document or book.
For example, suppose you export document one.indd to folder journals, then export two.indd to brochures. Now you return to one.indd, make some changes and export it again; but InDesign's PDF export now selects the brochure folder – not the journals folder, which you used earlier for this document – so you have to select the journal folder again. The same goes for the preset that you used.
So the export settings are remembered at the level of the application, while it should be remembered at the level of the document or book. The script described on this page fixes that.