8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2011 8:03 AM by lhanneman

    [CS5] Exporting PDF with PDF/X-1a:2001, get CMYK Error

    lhanneman Level 1



      I'm trying to create a new PDF Export Preset that specifies the PDF/X-1a:2001 standard. All I'm trying to test with is a brand new document with all default values. It works fine if I use my preset in my desktop InDesign, however, if I run a script that attempts to export the same exact document on our InDesign Server, I get an error "warning" which causes the script to fail:


      WARN [Server] Color in one or more placed graphics cannot be represented as CMYK. Non-CMYK color is not compliant with the PDF/X-1a standard. You can click OK to produce a valid PDF, but it will not be a PDF/X-1a compliant file.


      So my question would be, 1) what part of a blank document is not CMYK compliant? and 2) is there a way to force a conversion of anything non-CMYK to CMYK?


      I should also note that I don't think the issue is with my Preset that I made, I've tried using the built-in [PDF/X-1a:2001] Preset as well in my script, which returns the same error.


      Thanks in advance!