Which version of InDesign and OS?
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When the 'Background tasks' was introduced, at the first time, tried to use it and experienced exactly the same problems.
Solution: go back to 'old school' export routine.
Manual method (undocumented feature):
1. Create blank text file “DisableAsyncExports.txt”.
2. Place it in:
MAC OS: /Applications/Adobe InDesign XX/Adobe InDesign XX.app/Contents/MacOS/DisableAsyncExports.txt
Win: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign XX\DisableAsyncExports.txt
(path where your ID is installed).
3. To get things back, just remove/rename that text file.
Alternatively, you can use the free script by Marijan Tompa 'tomaxxi' - controlBackgroundExport.jsx
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Hi winterm ,
thank you for sharing the trick with “DisableAsyncExports.txt”.
Don't know when, but someone at Adobe has documented the feature under "Solution 4" here:
Oh, didn't know that, thank You, Uwe. I stand corrected.