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  1. Background Tasks button for progress bar while saving

    To duplicate. Export large document to Print PDF, attempt to save while exporting, but background task prevents saving, ok, but only available option is cancel.
    Change would be to add another button to the dialog box to bring up the Background Task progress bar.
    Or an OK button to just return to unsaved document, but panel could then be opened to follow progress.
    Or leave dialog open and allow access to the small animated progress indicator in the top bar to open full background task panel.
    Or allow access to the panel/tab from the sidebar.

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  2. 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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  3. Custom SECURITY when creating presets for exporting PDFs.

    Let us customize SECURITY when creating presents for exporting PDFs. My current workflow would be EIGHT less steps!

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  4. 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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  5. Still need MORE design options Forms via InDesign

    This is still a current problem, it has been posted before but CLEARLY many people still have this frustrating problem that InDesign cannot preform the ENTIRE task of design and execution of an interactive form without the use of Acrobat. Specifically text colour and alignment/positioning in field.

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  6. PDF Export Formatting Issue

    I found that no matter what export options I use or how I format my file, it exports incorrectly. My content is in 2 columns on InDesign but when exported it seems pretty random how the PDF is structured (see the image).

    This poses a problem for parsing software to be able to read the document in the correct order. It's common practice within most companies to use this for resumes. I'm sure it's also used elsewhere as well.

    I've contacted support and they tried to resolve the issue by using my computer remotely. They found that this feature is…

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  8. Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

    A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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  9. Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

    A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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  10. Packaged PDFs

    Please make the default for packaging PDFs include a .125 bleed, not 0 bleed. As a printer, or best workflow is pdf, but 99% of files received from clients contain no bleed when they are packaged. Also, I have not found a way myself to change the bleed amount for a packaged pdf. Please make this easier to edit as well.
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  11. 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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  12. measurements to page and or items

    we would like to have dynamic measurements that show in the Slug the sizes of the total page. and also that it shows the measurements from the fold line to fold line.

    This is good for all of us who make package designs in Indesign. or giving an exact position of items from each other.

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  13. PDF Exporting

    Ability to allow multiple page documents to be exported individually.

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  14. Export file

    If I open a file and try to save this in another format I get redirected to the last directory I saved a file in that format previously. Would be easier to put it in the working directory I am working on with that document.

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  15. print to pdf as poster in custom page sizes

    Please add print poster to pdf as pages size feature like adobe dc in windows. In mac, we can't print poster as pdf files. Like print 1650 mm x 630 mm as 15 files pdf in F4 size, 330x5=1650 210x3=630. 1650 x 630 = 15 F4 Papers.

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  16. This is the first time that my adobe indesign files are exporting to a blank document. I see the images; I know they are there.

    Why are the pages exporting to blank? I have not allowed bleed or slugs and they still export blank. I cannot upload my published book.

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  17. My PDF will not export. It hits 35% then stops.I can't even use a new doc to export. Background task?

    My PDF will not export. It hits 35% then stops. I can't even use a new doc to export. Background task is moving. I know this is an issue other people have dealt with but I want to put it on record.

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  18. Shutterstock watermark alert

    The Shutterstock plugin is a great tool for easy access to the image database. Drag and drop the desirable picture into the lay-out.
    It would help if watermark pictures would be detected while exporting to pdf.

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  19. Save as PDF options unsupported.

    There is no auto work around save multiple pages as a layout in PDF.

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  20. PDF export profiles shall store all settings

    Until now, coming from CS2, Indesign was not able to store the security settings in a PDF export profile. Every time when exporting a PDF I have to set these settings manually, plus the password. I know I could do that in Acrobat with an action, but that's only worth doing when exporting more than two files at once. The same PDF profiles could also be used by Distiller when converting EPS to PDF by drag 'n drop, so the target PDF would always be password protected. I call this automation.

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