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Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview - Adobe Indesign Macintosh

I think this is an inDesign problem: (pretty sure) When I do a PDF export (lores or hires), and I drop that file over Apple's Preview, I get an error: "File error", "Couldn't open the file" I like Preview because it's fast and simple (typical Mac) When I do this via Quark 6.5, the files are readable, but I don't like Quark If I reduce filesize in Acrobat Pro, preview accepts the file. Some time ago this was possible. I've cleaned caches & permissions, did almost everything iMac G5, OSX 10.4.7 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 inDesign CS1...

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    Default Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    I think this is an inDesign problem: (pretty sure)

    When I do a PDF export (lores or hires), and I drop that file over Apple's Preview, I get an error:
    "File error", "Couldn't open the file"
    I like Preview because it's fast and simple (typical Mac)
    When I do this via Quark 6.5, the files are readable, but I don't like Quark

    If I reduce filesize in Acrobat Pro, preview accepts the file.

    Some time ago this was possible.
    I've cleaned caches & permissions, did almost everything

    iMac G5, OSX 10.4.7
    1.8 GHz PowerPC G5
    inDesign CS1
    stef_vanstiphout@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    > I think this is an inDesign problem: (pretty sure)

    It's not. It's a limitation of preview. ID can create some pretty
    complicated PDFs including live transparency, interactive elements, etc.

    As for Quark's PDF capabilities, I won't even go there.

    Bob
    Bob Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    Thanks for your quick reply!
    1. Then why was it possible once (a few weeks ago)?
    2. Those are simple pdf's: no transparency, no interactivity involved.
    Preview had no limitations whatsoever (except selecting text maybe)

    I expected an "advertising" answer of some sort. I'm not that dumb!
    You still could be right, but not with those arguments.

    Problem with Acrobat Reader is the startup screen.
    (time is everything, especially on a Mac).

    We need a quick viewer with no hassle, hence Apple's preview!
    stef_vanstiphout@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    It's not an advertising answer...it's just a fact. If you want complete
    compliance for PDFs stick with Adobe's products.

    I can't tell you why the PDF in question is a problem, sorry.

    As for time being everything, how much have you wasted already?

    Bob
    Bob Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    Hello,
    I have managed to determine the problem.
    It's not InDesign, nor is it a Preview problem.
    It's that damned Suitcase Fusion!

    I made a new doent with one element at the time.
    X-1 output pdf. Opened with preview, no problem

    some placed data: eps, then tiff, one at the time,
    X-1 output pdf. Opened with preview, no problem

    then transparency,
    X-1 output pdf. Opened with preview, no problem

    After that, a textbox.
    X-1 output pdf. Can't open with preview. Error!

    After that, Closed suitcase, Closed InDesign.
    Opened the doent again without starting Suitcase:
    No problem in Preview!
    stef_vanstiphout@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    I've updated Suitcase, problem gone. I can use Preview again!

    (wonder if that's good for the board?)
    Anyway, it was an Adobe-related problem!

    This was quality time, actually !
    stef_vanstiphout@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview



    Anyway, it was an Adobe-related problem!




    I could have sworn it was an extensis problem after reading your previous post.
    Richard_Sohanchyk@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem: inDesign pdf in Apple's Preview

    It was actually, sorry, I meant extensis!
    stef_vanstiphout@adobeforums.com Guest

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