Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Background tasks - INDESIGN

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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.

    "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

    Comment


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

      Also onto the small claims court

      Thanks
      Steve

      Comment


      • #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.
        This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
        "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

        Comment

        Search

        Collapse

        Sponsor

        Collapse

        Incredible Stock

        Latest Topics

        Collapse

        • HotButton
          Reply to Help me?
          HotButton
          I understand that when you're new to this, it feels like you must take whatever work you can get, and swallow all the crap that comes with it. But it's actually just the opposite. This is a toxic relationship....
          Yesterday, 03:00 PM
        • ellisgraphics
          Reply to Help me?
          ellisgraphics
          Ya I gave him my thoughts on the color choice, and font choice but he's determined that it's my fault it doesn't look good I've done 3 revisions so far and every one of them is almost completely diff...
          Yesterday, 01:56 PM
        • BlueCrab
          Reply to Why do designers use twitter?
          BlueCrab
          Also just to address your OP more specifically, Twitter vs a forum.

          On twitter I can message someone I know and ask for a crit or fresh set of eyes. On a forum I can post that same message,...
          Yesterday, 01:53 PM
        • PSteel
          Comment on What is this form of artwork called?
          PSteel
          Thank you seamas. If I were posting a job listing for this type of work, would it say something like "Looking for vintage / retro style linoleum cut print illustrations artist" and...
          Yesterday, 01:25 PM
        • BlueCrab
          Reply to Why do designers use twitter?
          BlueCrab
          It's another social media app that allows you to connect with people, in some ways it's easier than others. Its one more way to market yourself, and people have gotten plenty of work off twitter alone....
          Yesterday, 01:23 PM
        GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
        Working...
        X