Hi Peter. Page 33 exports by itself. I also tried exporting the whole document again tonight. The first time it nearly completed but crashed right at the end. I’ve tried it again and it’s just stuck on page 33 again. It’s not predictable and something is obviously going on. I was told today it could be something to do with layers. If the buttons are on different layers it could cause problems? Not sure what to to try next. Thanks.
Just tried a couple of things. If I export in sections, pages 1-32 export fine. Pages 34-51 also export fine. Page 33 on its own exports fine. Page 1-33 (including 33) fails. I can pull all the pages together to make a functional pdf but something odd is going on. Thanks
How about 1-20, 21-35, and 36-51?
You may have better luck, too, if you reboot and do the export before you do anything else since this looks like a system resources issue.
I’ll try the sequence but the main issue is that it should really do the document in one go. It gets further in the process if I export as soon as the machine has fired up or after a reboot. You may therefore be on the right lines. Any idea how I can fix the system resource issue? Thanks.
The fact that you can do it in chunks implies that the problem is not with the file itself, but with the amount of system resources required to do it in one go. The only way around that is to simplify the document or export in pieces and combine them. The reason I suggested the three ranges I did was to see if Page 33 would export at all when combined with other pages.
Just because it crashes on page 33 doesn't mean that's the problem page, nor does it indicate that if you can export in chunks including page 33 that there isn't a problem page.
There could of course be a problem page before or after page 33, perhaps the way certain frames are threaded, or images across spreads etc.
I'd be inclined to setup a new document with identical master pages (set them up from scratch) - same margins etc.
Then in the problem document choose the Pages Panel select all pages, and go to the fly out menu and choose Move Pages.
You are then given the option to move your pages to the New Document.
Try exporting from the new document.
Just to note - I wouldn't bother tidying anything up before trying the pdf - this is a troubleshooting stage - and if it works from the new document, then do your tidy ups.
Ok thanks for this. Will give it a go and let you know how I get on. Paul