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  1. PDF conversion retry

    In InDesign CC, when you export a file as a PDF , but you previously just exported that same file as a PDF and still have it open, you get an error message saying: "Cannot save to the file [filename].pdf, because it is already open." I would like that dialog box to have a "Try Again" option.

    Right now I have to click "OK", close the PDF, then go back through the exporting dialog box. The "Try Again" function would allow me to just close the PDF then just click "Try Again", which would use the same settings I just…

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  2. Improve InDesign Accessibility Export to PDF

    ARTICLES AND LAYERS
    When the logical reading order is set in Articles, it would save time if Layers could replicate the same order, whether it’s automated or if there was a way to select “Use Articles reading order for Layers.”

    TABLE STRUCTURE
    Set header scope for both columns and rows in cell properties in InDesign.

    Simplified complex table structure.

    FOOTNOTES
    Set the hyperlink and correct tags when footnotes are referenced in tables.

    More layout flexibility would also be helpful.

    ALT TEXT
    Adding Alt text to hyperlinks

    PATHS
    Paths not included in Articles should remain artifacts. If that’s not an option,…

    13 votes
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  3. PDF Comments in InDesign (Make Icons Smaller or Transparent)

    We love the new feature for importing pdf comments into InDesign! The only problem is that the comment icons are so large that I can't see the type underneath to make the edit. I have to delete the comment and then try to remember the edit and figure out exactly where it goes. Could you make the icons smaller or transparent (or perhaps allow us to make these adjustments with "PDF Comments Options")? Thanks!

    12 votes
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  4. Individual PDFs - prefix page number

    Thanks for the new export to individual pages!!! Would it be possible for the page number to be a prefix? My InSite provider wants the page numbers in the front of the file name. Perhaps it could be an option along with suffix?

    Otherwise I'm stuck batch renaming all my files before uploading which is just adding another step to make a mistake.

    Thanks.

    12 votes
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  5. Artifacting Master Page Items—accessibility

    Within the past year, Adobe InDesign changed the way it handles items on a master page when the file is exported to accessible PDF.

    We used to be able to control each MP item and designate whether it was artifacted or kept live and tagged in the PDF reading orders. BUT, in recent versions of InDesign, EVERYTHING on the MP is automatically artifacted and we have no control over this.

    This fowls up workflows where some MP items must be kept live, tagged, and in the PDF's reading order, such as the project I'm working (series of fact sheets for…

    12 votes
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  6. Batch Single Page PDF Creation

    Please add an option to export ranges of pages as single page PDF files from Indesign like Illustrator(save individual artboards). This would simplfy sending pages to assembly station for imposition and corrections afterward.

    12 votes
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    Closed: Fixed  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi All, this feature is now available in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1

    Kindly update InDesign to get access to this feature.

    Regards
    Javed

  7. Auto Hyperlinks for Phone numbers

    Applies to all export options that use Hyperlinks. Please update the Hyperlinks panel to also search Phone numbers. Include Ability to determine which numbers are local, or require the +1. Also include ability to see based on format (( i.e "ddd.ddd.dddd," "ddd-ddd-dddd", "(ddd) ddd-dddd" ).

    12 votes
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  8. Background Task Toggle on/off

    The Background Task hangs when making a PDF. Add a toggle on/off of the Background Tasks to force a foreground PDF export. This has been an issue for many years and still isn't corrected!

    11 votes
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  9. Loop Video in PDF

    Allow embedded movies used in Interactive PDF export to loop video. Or at least allow to embed GIFs.

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  10. Scaleable exporting PDF

    For many 'big print' applications, you need to upload your design in 100% off the format. But, in many cases, your design is made in 1:10 scale for better cross design, workflow and speed of Indesign.

    It would be nice to 'export' your file in a scale. So that your Indesign doc remains the 1:10 scale (or else) and your PDF can easily be twice or ten times bigger. This is very handy for roll-up banner, screens, walls etc. You can say that Indesign should not be the right application for big print. But if i want that the brochure,…

    11 votes
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  12. Allow us to create PDF (or postscript file) for thumbnails.

    Currently InDesign will not let me create a PDF of thumbnails for a document. This would be valuable because I could then send a compact PDF file to a colleague for layout review, before sending the full PDF.

    Alternatively, allow the creation of a PostScript file. Right now, if I try do do it in the printer menu, it disables the thumbnails options; if I try to use it via the Printer… button, it seems to work — even asking me to pick the filename — but does not create the PS file.

    9 votes
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  13. Changing pdf preset should reset page range to 'all'

    Unfortunately InDesign remembers page range setting even when changing PDF preset from dropdown list in Export dialog. It would be awesome for page range to reset to 'all' when choosing another PDF export preset. I don't always remember check the range and have to do the pdf file twice. Not the major problem, but a little improvement :)

    9 votes
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  14. Creating a PDF with its actual file name

    When creating a PDF can the name of the file be exactly as the document working on, not adopting an old file name you've create the file from?

    8 votes
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  15. Be able to export pdfs by sections and using section markers as pdf file names.

    Be able to export pdfs by sections and using section markers as pdf file names. Also, being able to specify that each pdf start with page 1 regardless of the InDesign page number.

    8 votes
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  16. Estimated Output Size

    When saving a PDF output, it would be nice to choose your saving options (image quality, resolution) and get an estimated size. Like if you know you need something under 10MB, you could adjust your settings to match that without having to retry saving until you get the right size.

    8 votes
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  17. Accessibility—Artifact tables for layout, but keep their content

    Sometimes designers use a table for layout purposes, not for a traditional spreadsheet-like matrix data in columns and rows.

    Example: A table that creates a complex, multi-celled form. For layout, it's easier to create rows and columns to hold the form labels and form control fields.

    However, when the form is exported to PDF, the table structure itself is not needed and often gets in the way of many assistive technologies.

    Need a way to artifact the table structure itself, but retain the content within the table as live text and form fields. And of course, have it correctly tagged…

    8 votes
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  18. Password protect PDF export presets

    Please allow users to password protect PDF-export settings, preventing unauthorized changes. Read/View only acces should be possible

    8 votes
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  19. Placed pdf loses interactivity features and accessibility tags.

    When PDFs are placed into an InDesign layout and then the entire layout is exported to PDF, the placed PDFs are converted to <Figure> tags in the final PDF.

    There are many time when designers must incorporate an existing PDF into their documents, such as:

    -- Multi-page PDF of an existing document.

    -- A pre-made PDF AcroForm

    -- In annual reports, an official letter from a president, commissioner, or other authority.

    -- In financial reports, the required letter from the accounting firm as well as the financial balance sheets.

    In these above cases, the placed PDFs are official documents that…

    7 votes
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    Hi,
    What all things would you like PDF to retain? (alt text, tags and what else?)

    Currently when PDF is imported, its imported as a single graphic.

    Would you want the tags and alt text to be mapped to their correct assets in InDesign? and those tags and alt text be also editable from within InDesign after PDF is imported?

    Or should they be remapped and restored once the document with placed PDF is again exported to PDF from InDesign?

    Would want to know more about the proposed solution / workflow

    Thanks

  20. Fast book export to PDF

    When you have a book with a lot of files inside (more than 100), the export to PDF takes a lot of time. The mouse stucks and it ist not possible to work effectively.
    Every day we are working multiple times with the book funktion.
    A new PDF Export will be very nice and very very helpful.

    7 votes
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