I have an 84-page document filled with imported PDFs of camera-ready ads. When I try to make a PDF of the file, InDesign crashes every time.
This is what I tried trouble-shooting:
• Packaged the file in InDesign to make sure there weren't any font issues, etc. All fine, no errors.
• Tried PDFing the document in chunks to see if I could find a bad ad. When I PDF'd 10 pages at a time, as spreads, I had no problem. But when I try to PDF the entire document, InDesign crashes midway through the PDF.
• Saved the doc as an IDML. Reopened and tried PDFing. Works fine as single pages, but crashes ID when spreads are checked.
I haven't even placed the editorial content on the pages yet (text and photos), and am wondering how I'm ever going to be able to make a PDF of spreads. (Client needs to see them as spreads.)
If you can export the entire file in smaller pieces, but not as a single unit, it generally means your system lacks the processing resources. Try shutting down ID, then open the file and export before you do any other actions.
If that still doesn't work, you can export in pieces and combine them in Acrobat.