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  1. Add Search Function in the Button and Forms Action

    In the Button and Forms Action add Search Function for pdf. This would be very helpful for multi page interactive pdfs, eliminating the manual addition of a search button, which gets overwritten after every new export out of InDesign.

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  2. Export PDF by master page

    Please give us the option to export an InDesign file by master page. We often have documents divided into subsections based on master page. For example we recently output certificates where each department was one InDesign file and each subdepartment its own master page. The client wanted proofs only by subdepartment. The option to output only master page "x" with its corresponding name, would be time-saving.

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  3. Export Book: Option to export documents in book as individual PDFs

    When using the book export, it would be wonderful to have the option to export the documents that make up the book as separate PDFs.

    This option would be useful whether exporting the entire book to PDF or exporting selected documents to PDF. Metadata embedded in each document of the book would be included in the export to pdf.

    For example, I currently create a journal using the book function to pull together and organize the separate INDD files for the cover, TOC, and articles. Once the journal is completed, I need to generate the following PDFs:


    1. Entire journal as…
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  4. Scroling Frame in PDF

    Make Scroling Frame exportinable in PDF or over publishing formats

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  5. Remember last export format

    The recently released feature to remember export settings and have them stick with individual documents was a good concept, but it has not been fully implemented.

    As it stands, all it remembers is the 'type' of file that was exported – which in most cases is pretty pointless. I'm sure people know when they export their file whether it needs too be an EPS or a PDF.

    What I thought the feature was going to be was something that remembered the complete export settings – for example with a print PDF it could keep the info relating to compression settings,…

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  6. Media Panel - PDF options of Video playback

    Would be good if you could have more control over the behaviour of a video once output to PDF.

    Currently all videos properties are set to "disable Content is selected from the context menu"
    As a result I then have to edit each video property individually in acrobat DC to set it to
    "The page containing the content is closed"

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  7. Determine which image(s) are causing a problem with a pdf export.

    It would be great if a future version of Indesign was able to determine which image file(s) could be causing a problem when trying to make a pdf, and error messages appear or it is not even possible to make the pdf. It takes a long time to find the image that is causing the problem when we have very large, multi-page documents. Thanks

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  8. Can there be an export option that exports all layers into there own pdf all at once and not have to export each layer one at a time?

    Can there be an export option that exports all layers into there own pdf all at once and not have to export each layer one at a time? Example: I have 20 layers in a document and need to export each on as a pdf. I would like to do that with one export option and each layer retain its name in the pdfs.

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  9. In Indesign interactive PDF buttons set link destination options for opening the url

    In Indesign interactive PDF buttons set link destination options for opening the url

    like blank page, self etc...just like in html is possible.

    So when you view a interactive PDF online and you click on a link the destination opens in a new window or tab, just like you selected in Indesign. And not only in the window you are viewing.

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  10. Ability to scroll pages even in the export pdf menu.

    In previous versions was possible to scroll in pages tab even when the PDF export dialog window was open, that was great to scroll in content and select all pages I needed to preview printed.

    Not sure, if it wasn't just bug before but I am missing it now.

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  11. Name PDF with the template name !

    I can export PDF by template ... but not include the name of this template in my PDF's name !! Why not ?!

    This evolution = better productivity ^^

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  12. Allow movie objects to be placed behind other layers

    I am working on a huge airport project at an architecture firm, and we want to be able to respond to requests for information with animation files, however, we cannot maintain our standard format because the movie files, when placed in an indesign file and exported to an interactive PDF, shift to the front layer and obscure all the written information we wish to include along with the file. I am considering using AfterEffects to create an entire animation with text overlayed, but the ease of use of InDesign would be sorely missed.

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  13. Correct the Distiller code which prevents pdf generation of large InDesign documents

    When using InDesign and creating a page layout larger than 200 inches wide, InDesign is unable to distill a press-quality pdf. This issue has been around it seems since 2015. The software code in InDesign's Distiller code needs to be finally fixed. The usage of large banners is growing and the inability to generate pdf the same size as an InDesign document is a defect and bug that needs to be corrected.

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  14. when creating pdf output, please make the crops .5" when bleed isn't specified, right now it saves to a weird measurement

    when bleed size isn't specified and crop marks are checked, pdf when exported adds a weird measurement to contain the crop marks. please let it be a standardized .5" -- that way when a pdf shows crops and bleed you can know that the finished size is 1 inch smaller, not have to do math with .389 or whatever. this will also help with print production as trimming in bindery is now mostly digital. the guys can punch in .5" and not have to do math or be fractionally off.

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  15. Restrict PDF-export to predefined presets

    Allow administrators to setup Indesign, restricting/forcing users to only be able to use predefined PDF-export presets, without the option to deviate from these settings

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  16. Disable PDF export override

    Administrators should be able to disable PDF-export overrides. By doing this, during the export pdf process, users should only be able to select a PDF-export preset, but not be able to change the predefined settings.

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  18. Expand exporting options to include splitting an ID file

    I would like to be able to export multiple-page InDesign files as single-page pdfs and use the section markers as the pdf file names.

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  19. Interactive PDF Formulas

    In Acrobat it is possible to set up simple math formulas such that when a user fills in a box, it auto fills some other boxes. Why can't I just do that in InDesign?

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