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  1. Add interactive feature back to buttons when converting to PDF

    It used to be that buttons were able to be interactive when exporting an InDesign design to PDF, which was especially essential when prompting readers to turn to the "next" or "previous" page. Why does it default to making them a) invisible and b) not interactive? The functionality is still there for hyperlinks, but only after you select them to be, which is also a contradictory default. If I add a hyperlink, clearly I want someone to click on it. Seems like we went back a step in functionality after the latest upgrade.

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  2. set order of buttons in interactive PDF

    We want to create interactive PDFs in InDesign. But we don't have control of the order in which the tab button takes the user from field to field. Please add that option.

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  3. Automatic back-linking to endnote source in text

    At the moment, endnotes in exported pdfs are hyperlinked to the endnote page, but there is no "round-trip" backlink from the endnote entry number back to the point of origin in text - as there is in exported epub documents.
    This would be a very useful feature!

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  4. Export PDF to Google Drive (Cloud)

    Please make it possible to export a PDF directly from InDesign to Google Drive (see Adobe Spark)

    Currently this is only possible if you use Google Drive File Stream. (Desktop App)

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  5. Option to export to multiple places

    I'd love to be able to chose multiple locations for a file to be exported to. It could work similarly to the export options in Lightroom Classic or the way you can export artboards or assets in Illustrator.

    I frequently have to export a file in more than one format and in more than one place, so this would save me the time it takes and the brain spaces required for me to remember to do it.

    Thanks!

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  6. Have the ability to format text boxes with date, time, currency, etc. Also ability to format buttons (save)

    Because I use a template to make multiple copies of a personalized document/form. I constantly have to go into the PDF after each export to format fillable text boxes with the date format, currency format, etc. The same goes for the buttons. I have multiple save buttons as well as send form buttons that I have to "reprogram" each time I change the source InDesign file. It seems to be something that should be handled in the InDesign file. If you can choose Print why not Save?

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  7. Allow interactive elements when exporting print pdf.

    If anyone needs to create a template with bleeds and crops that can be filled out by another party and sent to print, they have to use PDF form fields which doesn't have a paste in place feature so the elements aren't shifting around a page. Also, if I have to make edits to the InDesign pdf, I have to copy, paste and rearrange the form elements over again.

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  8. Hyperlinks checked by default option

    The problem: I have a document. I go to Files --> Export as PDF --> In this window I can check the box saying "Hyperlinks". It's always unchecked. I want it to ALWAYS be checked by default.

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  9. Alignment-options when creating Forms via InDesign

    Now it's possible to set fonts/typefaces but I am missing the alignment for the text (right, left, centered) and furthermore the format-selection (currency, numbers, date, percent ...)

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  10. Change label for "Use Document Bleed Settings" to "Use Active Document's Bleed Settings"

    When exporting a book under Export Adobe PDF > Marks and Bleeds > Bleed and Slugs, it would be helpful (for other users to avoid the frustration of learning the hard way as I just did) to know that this setting uses the active document's settings rather than each document's respective settings (Guessing this is a limitation with how PDF is constructed, otherwise is this perhaps actually a bug?), or if no document is active that it will apply all zeros.

    The latter was the problem I encountered and was not expecting, as every document in my book has the…

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  11. AUTOMATIC EXPORT INDISGN CC PERPAGE BASED ON CONTENT OR FILE ALREADY

    AUTOMATIC EXPORT INDISGN CC PERPAGE BASED ON CONTENT OR FILE ALREADY

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  12. View tab> Select View Side by Side> Synchronous Scrolling

    Please add Synchronous Scrolling to Acrobat. We use PDFs to proof our InDesign documents. The Compare docs in Acrobat doesn't work because it eventually stop syncing and the pages are not side by side.

    View tab> Select View Side by Side> Synchronous Scrolling

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  13. When creating/editing a PDF Export Preset, please make the "View pdf after export" available again. It is currently gray'ed out.

    It is currently gray'ed out during preset creation, but had been available for MANY previous versions. I hate it that my PDFs no longer open automatically in Acrobat after creation. I found it VERY useful.

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  14. Improve the time it takes to import to PDF in InDesign 2020

    It takes up to 10 (ten) times as long to export to PDF in InDesign 2020 compared to InDesign 2019. These are files linked to graphics, not just text files.

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  15. Assemble book for printing

    I use French InDesign 2020 in Windows 10 environment, mainly for book editing.
    There is an annoying bug when I assemble the book for printing. InDesign asks for a location to assemble the different files, incorporate the fonts, images, etc. It proposes as folder name "Dossier Book name" (Dossier meaning Folder in French). It is not possible to save in an existing folder (created for instance by a former assembly), the programme asking for a non-existing folder. Unfortunately, it is not possible to delete the pre-existing folder, because Windows considers that this folder is being opened in the programme EVEN…

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  17. Checkbox (general) option: Always use Indesign filename when exporting

    Please add a tickbox in Indesign's general preferences (file handeling?) or as a option when exporting to PDF to "Always use current indesign filename". Our PDF exports always need to be identical to the Indesign file name since we handle specific coded. As of now it sometimes uses a random name for the PDF from an previous version or even from a totally different document I worked with the day before. We have accidentally overwritten PDF files from older documents because of this, causing a lot of confusion and backtracking on what went wrong.

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  18. export vectorized multi layered pdf option from indesign and other CC app

    Actually you can export vectorized pdf in pdf 4 version using transparent infos to help the automatic vectorization but, you cant have it with separate layers.

    Some pro printers dont want editable texts on pdf we send to them, but there is no simple way to do it.

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  19. Can we have the “save as filename” checkbox for exporting PDF back please (it was a very useful tool for about 1 year - now it’s gone)

    Can we have the “save as filename” checkbox for exporting PDF back please (it was a very useful tool for about 1 year - now it’s gone)

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  20. Keyboard shortucts for export presets / forget last export format

    In a fast-paced, pdf-only workflow, having files remember their last export format is a frustrating hindrance! An option/preference to NOT do that would be great! AND/OR... the ability to add a keyboard shortcut to specific export formats that would override any previous settings would be ideal!!

    (Apologies if that's all already doable. If it is, someone please enlighten me!)

    Thanks!

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