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I'm a bit concerned as my outputted PDF from InDesign CS5 looks different on Mac. This has happened a few times. It seems as though sometimes the Mac does not draw the new version of the PDF, which I have always assumed is because of a Solid State Drive (SSD). I'm not 100% sure this is correct, but I guess I can rename a document to find out.

Does anyone know of any other reason as to why this may happen? Sometimes it seems as though parts of the PDF update but other parts don't. Sometimes when I export from Illustrator CS5 it shows all of the layers even the turned off layers.

I'm really concerned that one day a printer will print it in an odd condition.

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Have you checked your export settings if they are the same? Have you checked if the linked files are all up to date? In what program are you looking at the output pdf? Are you overwriting older files? Have you tried saving them as new ones and comparing them again? –  KMSTR Nov 28 '13 at 17:21
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What are you using to view the PDF? Preview on the Mac is a horrible PDF renderer. –  Scott Nov 28 '13 at 17:23
    
@Scott how so? I've always preferred to acrobat. But I don't do a lot of print work anymore...perhaps it's not so great for print? –  DA01 Nov 28 '13 at 17:41
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@DA01 Preview fails to render overprinting and spot colors, just to name a couple. –  Scott Nov 28 '13 at 18:20
    
Thanks for the info @Scott. And you KMSTR I'll try your suggestions. Scott is there a way around this? –  Eoin Oliver Dec 2 '13 at 15:42

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