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.
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.
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?
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.?
(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?)
"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.
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?
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?
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.
InDesign CS6 8.0