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  • Background tasks - INDESIGN

    Is there anyway to disable the background tasks from running when I pdf from InDesign?

    I am only trying to pdf simple visuals and its taking an eternity to complete the task as its running BACKGROUND TASKS (I cant even save and close the InDesign doc) - I can see where this would be a great tool as you approach print readiness - but its a pain in the backside earlier in the design process.

    Appreciate any help

    Thanks
    Steve

  • #2
    Background tasks cannot be turned off.

    However, it shouldn't take any more time to make the PDF - it should take the same amount of time. There was an issue with PDFs and background tasks, and I think it was ironed out in an update. Make sure your InDesign is fully updated.

    If it's taking too long to make the pdf then there could be something wrong. A quick way to avoid the background task is to make a new Book (File>New Book) and insert the indesign file in there. When you make a PDF from the Book Panel sub-menu it does not use the Background Task.


    You could also choose File>Export>PDF (interactive) this too avoids Background Tasks - but it always makes spreads of a facing page document (there is no option to not have spreads (double annoying)).


    So in short - if the PDF is taking forever then there is something wrong. Avoid the background task by placing your file in a book file and export from the book panel instead.

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    • #3
      Thanks Eugene - Thats twice today - I owe you.

      Also onto the small claims court

      Thanks
      Steve

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      • #4
        It was taking much longer to make PDFs, but I haven't noticed it recently. It must've been fixed in an update, as Eugene said.
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