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  1. Split epub at articles in articles panel

    An epub can only be splitted at specified paragraph styles. The order in which page elemetnts are exported can be specified as „Same as Articles panel“. I think it woud make sense to have also an option to split an epub at the articles in the articles panel.

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  2. Make the Buttons and Forms panel expandable

    The Buttons and Forms panel is not expandable like almost all other panels. It's too narrow and when you have many buttons the Visibility list is much too short when it starts scrolling. Also, I want to move (drag and drop) the order of the buttons in the Visibility list.

    8 votes

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  3. Customizing Export Options for Images

    If an epub is exported with the “Use Existing Image for Graphic Object” option selected, crop information is not maintained on any of the exported images. If you select "Preserve Appearance from Layout", the crop is maintained, but the images are downsampled quite extensively.

    There should be a way to export the images in their original resolution while also preserving the crop information, or at least having more customizable image export settings.

    16 votes

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  4. Combine more than one paragraph style for a single TOC entry

    Major navigation points sometimes have headers that are split across multiple paragraph styles, not just one. This makes it impossible to correctly generate the TOC styles, since you can only select a single paragraph style per TOC/NCX entry. It would be helpful if multiple paragraph styles could have their text combined into one entry, so that they create a single navigation link in the epub. For example, "Chapter" and "One" may have two different paragraph styles, but you would want 1 NCX entry, with "Chapter One" as the text.

    20 votes

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  5. Forms in EPUB.

    I have an opportunity to show various pages, animations, video, and audio to describe a socially engaged design piece. I want to be able to gather data from the viewer of this epub on a certain page that reflects how a person can input data on the actual art piece. Right now I cannot put a form in an epub format. Can you please provide a way to put the form. All the pieces are there to do it. I have it on my sheet but it just doesn't work. Thank you so much!!!

    4 votes

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  6. Export Alternate Layout to epub

    To be able to export "alternate layout" as an epub. There is no "range" option when exporting to epub.

    4 votes

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. 3 votes

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  9. Define epub:type in object style

    Epub:type is available in Object Export Options, but can only be set on individual objects, not in Object Styles. Since some epub:types need to be used repeatedly (like "chapter"), it would be really useful to set them in object styles.

    12 votes

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  10. Make it possible to export iframes to ePub

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    It is well known, that Apple blocks iFrames. But when you can insert youtube codes into an iframe in InDesign and see it work perfect in "Public Online", then why do the video disappear when I export InDesign files to the ePub format.

    Claus Bangsholm

    3 votes

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  11. Reach master page from the page document via ctrl/right click

    This is something that’s brilliantly done in Muse, and not so complicate to add as a feature in inDesign, because everything is already there.

    When you’re in Muse, in « design mode », you can right/ctrl click anywhere on any page to wether apply a Master or reach the applied master.

    In Muse, the « plan mode » (which is inDesign’s pages panel) is usually in another window, complicate to reach, but nonetheless, in inDesign, that could help new users to get what a master page is.

    Reason : most of the time, I don’t want to have my pages…

    7 votes

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  12. Password protect an ebook

    I was disappointed after I spent many hours creating an online ebook tutorial to sell to our customers when I discovered there is no way to password protect an ebook. Please consider adding this feature.

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    Kathleen Nash

    5 votes

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  13. It'd be so much more efficient to be able to put in a default value in editable form text fields in InDesign vs Acrobat.

    I work on a creative team building editable form fields in InDesign for interactive pdf export. It'd be so much more efficient to be able to put in a DEFAULT VALUE OPTION with the correct InDesign formatting in editable form text fields in InDesign vs the limited option in Acrobat.

    46 votes

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  14. EPUB CSS output could be improved quite a lot

    So I’m currently in charge of Readium CSS, which is a project related to Readium 2 (link: https://github.com/readium/readium-2), a complete rewrite of Readium SDK, which you may know in the form of a Chrome app – this Chrome app is actually advised by InDesign engineers in the InDesign forums whenever a rendering issue pops up so I assume InDesign engineers know it exists.

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of CSS issues piling up right now and InDesign’s output could really do with some significant improvements to allow for better cross-platform support and rendering. Indeed, Readium 2/CSS is meant to…

    65 votes

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  15. when I export Arabic text file to epub3 fixed layout, all the punctuation marks coming at the beginning of the line rather than at the end.

    when I export Arabic text file to epub3 fixed layout, all the punctuation marks coming at the beginning of the line rather than at the end.

    3 votes

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  16. Make embedded audio InDesign's EPUB3 files fully compatible with Google Play Books platform

    Embedded audio in EPUB3 documents created with InDesign is not recognised when the EPUB3 document is published via the Google Play Books platform. This is due to incompatible ID tags. InDesign exports this:
    <audio id="idAudio001"
    but Google Play Books requires:
    IDs must start with a letter ([A-Z,a-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens ("-"), underscores ("
    "), colons (":"), and periods (".")

    Currently this makes it impossible to use InDesign to create an EPUB3 with embedded audio and publish it correctly via the Google Play Books platform.

    4 votes

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  17. Footnote numbering options for EPUB export

    When exporting a single story into EPUB (2 or 3), the footnotes are numbered from 1 to x over all xhtml files with no chance to control their numbering. The footnote numbering options from within InDesign (per page, per section, etc.) should be respected while exporting.

    Alternatively there should be some appropriate options in the export panel.

    10 votes

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  18. Interactive buttons able to form shape of path

    Currently interactive buttons are restrained to circular or rectangular bounding boxes. This needs to change so a path can be turned into the button.

    19 votes

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  19. flowable sound in fixed Epub Layout

    I would SO MUCH like to have the possibility to ad sound that is able to continue even if pages are turned when I export a file as Epub with fixed layout. I really need this option to be able to give readers of my childrens picturebook the possibility to listen to the book read aloud along with original background music.

    5 votes

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  20. EPUB enhancements

    EPUB export option to be enhanced further to customize on styles generating in CSS based on our internal client requirements.

    4 votes

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