You'll have to explain exactly what you tried and what happened when you did.
Did you wait fro the export to finish? One good method is to check the box to open the PDF after export.
If it continues to fail, see Adobe Community: File Crashing on Output - printing/PDF/other for troubleshooting tips.
- What is your OS including version<
- Your ID version?
- How was it installed?
- How did you try to export your PDF?
Some little things that could help:
First: Remove all the spaces and add some "-" or underscore instead of spaces to the file name. Sometimes the file name can cause issues. If it doesn't work you can try another method to export your PDF.
If you can create another PDF file from the native editable file, try this:
In InDesign, instead of using the "export PDF", use the "Print" option and you might be able to select "Postscript" as another option where the printer name is.
You will get a nice pure .PS file.
Then open Acrobat Distiller and drag your .PS on it. There are usually default settings for printing and such, and you can select one of them before you drag your file on it!
You will get another PDF file. I usually do all my PDF this way, that's really the best way to control the output.
If this doesn't work, let us know!
No one should recommend to print a PDF.
Use EXPORT to create PDFs. Printing PDFs and the use of postscript, Distiller or EPS is somehow archaic. Don't recommend this.
What if export doesn't create a PDF that works, which seems to be issue?
It doesn't matter if a Millennial finds this option archaic, it might just work for his issue.
You should know that the method I suggested is the one used by most printers to prepare the files since they use a system that reads postscript... (Scitex, Nexus, etc.)
In fact, when you send your PDF to a printer, it gets "decomposed" into 2 layers of postscript files. So this method can even serve as a preflight in a way.
No, you have ridiculous recommendations again. Why should a printed PDF work better than an exported one. If something is going wrong it hast to be solved as it could cause problems.
Funny, you call me Millenial, I am born in 1963.
WHO is recommending to print PDFs and to use Postscript? Only people who have forgotten to learn modern workflows.
Btw the TE did not say that he exported a PDF without success, he said, he could not print a PDF neither. So the problem must be deep in the file somewhere else. As we have not enough information on the original problem we have to wait until we get more information.