I am working in an InDesign book with 10 chapters. I always open up the book first then the chapter to make edits. Today I wrote one of the chapters, created a PDF of just that chapter. Then went back in to make final edits, saved them, and then exported just the chapter to PDF (with the book open) and experienced a failure. It overroad the PDF so it cannot be opened. My computer is now trying to recover the chapter and I have had no success. I have tried to open the chapter outside of the book on a different computer on my work network - to no avail. I downloaded the file from our work server tonight at home (wondering if the network connection may have caused a problem in the hangup of the PDF exporting) and I can't open the file. It gives me an error message to try and recover, which just spools forever. I saved the file with a new name and still can't open. Any other ideas?
There are multiple factors both internal and external to InDesign application that can lead to document corruption. However, I can take a look and see if the file can be repaired. Please email your InDesign file to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will take a look at the document.
If the file is larger than 10 Mb, you can zip (and password protect) the file and upload to Creative Cloud account (or Dropbox) and send us the document link.