8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2012 2:25 PM by Fede Gianni RSS

    Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF

    Community Member
      Hi,
      I have had no problem exporting many individual files. However, I have written a book using Inbooklet (and preflighted it without problems)but Adobe Indesign keeps crashing (at different moments; sometimes at the very final moment!) everytime I try and 'export the book to PDF'. Help! Is this a bug and are there any ways around this problem? My printer requests that I supply the work in PDF format.

      Thank you for any help you may provide.

      Rachel
        • 1. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
          Ken Grace Community Member
          Do you need to be using Inbooklet? If you are having this book printed professionally, your printer should do the
          imposition and may not thank you for sending files imposed with Inbooklet.

          And when you say book, do you mean book in the sense of "bookshelf" or book in the sense used by InDesign which means a
          collection of separate documents compiled into a single entity? I'm not sure that Inbooklet works with InDesign book files.

          k
          • 2. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
            Community Member
            Hi,
            Sorry, maybe I'm confusing words (Is Inbooklet for Imposition?) I simply meant that I have created a book file, which consists of lots of individual documents which have the benefit of being syncronised easily.My computer will not export the whole book to pdf.

            Rachel
            • 3. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
              P Spier CommunityMVP
              Rachel,

              Exporting a book to PDF should be available from the Book panel menu, not from the the application File > Export menu. Is that where you are looking?

              Peter
              • 4. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
                Community Member
                Yes, that is where I am looking (i.e. under - export book, from the actual book file once it is opened). Sometimes it gets about 95% of the way and then crashes. It is so annoying.I do not have a problem if I try to export individual small documents which are not gathered together in a book file. Printers recommend PDF files, but is there any harm if I simply give them my original Adobe Indesign documents (arranged in a book file). They have been preflighted without problems, and contain all the links etc.?

                Many thanks,

                (The whole book [consisting of about eight different chapters/ documents] is 274 pages long.Is that perhaps why it crashes; can it only handle small amounts?)

                Rachel
                • 5. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
                  Ken Grace Community Member
                  "I do not have a problem if I try to export individual small documents which are not gathered together in a book file."

                  But are these the same documents that are in your book file?

                  It sounds as if you have a problem with one of your book documents which is causing the crash.

                  k
                  • 6. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
                    P Spier CommunityMVP
                    This might be a memory issue if each file will export on its own. There are other reports of similar problems, usually solved by exporting the book in two or more pieces and combining the PDF files in Acrobat.

                    What version, and Build, of InDesign are you using?

                    Peter
                    • 7. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
                      David W. Goodrich Community Member
                      If you export a book directly from ID to PDF for a book printer, the latter likely will specify a PDF format close to ID's "Press" settings for export to PDF, probably PDF format 1.3 or 1.4. If you use, say, Acrobat version 8 to join PDFs, doesn't it change the format to PDF format 1.7? Acrobat Pro, at least, lets you get back to earlier formats by "Optimizing" the PDF, but what else happens in the process? Do you have to check all six screens of Optimizer settings to make sure nothing else gets changed?
                      • 8. Re: Programme crashes each time I export book to PDF
                        Fede Gianni Community Member

                        Same probleme here! book crashes on exporting PDF no matter what preset, individual files exported ok. i dont believe is because the file is too big, because all other versions of Indesign can manage that much and manuy more. i do believe in a bug.

                         

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