The number of pages of an InDesign file which are previewed in Bridge depends on your InDesign preferences settings.
In File Handling preferences, you can set the number of pages and the resolution of the preview.
I'm aware of this option in the InDesign preferences.
The thing is that this also changes the Preview Image of the InDesign file itself. When working on a graphics heavy InDesign file with 200+ pages this seriously affects the time it takes to save a file. So this is undesirable.
Does this mean the setting for the Preview Image has to be the same for the InDesign file and the PDF? It wasn't like that in CS3, and it is really annoying if this is how it has to be. I love to be able to flick through a PDF in Bridge without having to open the file, but it is not needed for the InDesign files.
Those are the options available in InDesign CS5 and 5.5. You can file a feature request.
Steve, that's for native InDesign files. The OP asks about PDFs *created with* ID. Surely these page previews are not exported into the PDF?
I misread the posting, sorry.
I've never had a problem displaying PDFs in Bridge created from InDesign. He'll need to provide us an example to look at or more information.
Or it's a case of PICNIC -- the OP mixes up his PDFs and INDDs.
It clearly seems to be a bug. But whether it's created by InDesign creating the file, or Bridge reading the file, it's hard to say. I tested it on a couple versions of Bridge, and got the same result you did.
To eliminate the possibility of InDesign file corruption, have you exported the InDesign file as an IDML and reopened it again? Does this happen to other files?
It happens to ALL my PDFs created from InDesign, and on both my Macs. I've also seen other Macs that have the same problem.
If, however, I do change the number of preview pages displayed on the INDD file, this actually carries across to the PDFs that I export too.
Another weird consequence is that if I open one of those PDFs in PS and save a page as a JPG, that JPG's preview in Bridge is also shown as if it consisted of 2 pages.
I have upgraded my OS several times (it's now the newest OS X version available), and it hasn't helped. I have also cleared out everything Adobe on my Mac, preferences and all, and re-installed it – it didn't help.
Adobe support acknowleged that it was a bug, but couldn't reproduce it so they couldn't help. Updates to CS5 has not fixed it.
I was sort of hoping someone else here had encountered the same problem and figured out a fix, or that they could tell me if it was fixed in CS5.5.
I thought maybe it was connected to the language settings in my OS since I've seen it on several Macs set to Norwegian, but the guy on Adobe support had a set up with Norwegian language, and apparently he didn't have same problem.