According to InDesign Help | Adobe PDF options , it is possible to create a JDF file using InDesign CC by using the Create JDF File Using Acrobat option in the Advanced area of the Export Adobe PDF dialog box . How is this possible considering that JDF support is removed in Acrobat XI Pro? Does InDesign CC have some special feature that preserves JDF support in Acrobat XI Pro? Thank you.
The information about creating a JDF file appears to be out of date. JDF support was removed in Acrobat XI. It's a workflow that Adobe apparently has chosen not to support. There's nothing special in InDesign CC to support it. (I'm presuming that the poor Help authors were never informed of the change.)
The JDF features were removed for a very simple reason – lack of third party support and customer use. Adobe's OEM partners (the companies licensing the Adobe PDF Print Engine and/or Adobe PostScript for use in their printer and RIP products) as well as most workflow and web-to-print providers refused to implement JDF-based workflows. As such, a miniscule number of our Acrobat or InDesign customers either used or even knew about the feature.
C'est la vie!