Select the image and open the attributes panel. They may be set to non-printing.
Nope, not set to non-printing. The attributes for these images which don't show in the pdf are exactly the same as for the images from the other documents which DO show in the pdfs.
How about posting a screen shot? Are they on a layer that's been set to non-printing? Pretty much the only options are non-printing in the attributes, on a non-printing layer, or white set to overprint when they don't show in Overprint Preview.
I exported the file to IDML, then opened it and resaved as INDD CS5.5. That fixed the problem... mostly.
A few of the photos must be corrupt files: they preview in InDesign fine, but don't display properly in the pdf. They look like they do in the pdf when copy and pasted from InDesign into Photoshop. Now I have to figure out if it's possible to get the original photos or extract them (and fix any corruption) from Publisher.
Thanks for the help!
Yeah, that image needs a good restoration crew to make it look like a building again.
It's actually not that bad. That kind of corruption means that the program has got the wrong information about the size and height of the image.
For instance, if you had Peter's Avatar, which is a 46x46 image:
And you somehow thought it was 23x96 image, it would look like this:
and it looks like that's what's going on.
Save your image.
Open in Photoshop.
Save as a Portable Bit Map.
Open in a good editor, like Emacs.
The top of the file looks like this:
Mess with the dimensions (46x46) until you get it right.
There's probably a better tool for this, but that's one.
Yep, that's a good restoration crew.
It would really be a lot easier, if you can find the original, to replace the image with that rather than play guessing games.
The image is not simply the wrong dimensions, but thanks for the guess.
I was able to get original images, so all is well and I can finish up the last chapter in this 600 page manual: thanks everyone!
Huh. Now I'm curious what was wrong? The other obvious reason is wrong color depth (24-bit versus 8-bit or 1-bit or whatnot).