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  1. Exporting ePub options - more needed and open direct to selected readers...

    When exporting an ePUB, give the option to export as "iBooks friendly" or "ADE friendly" or "Google Play friendly" and automatically preview the epub in the chosen app. The reason this is needed is because, currently the enhanced epubs that you can export from InDesign work through iBooks but literally NOWHERE else. Google Play throws back errors that don't make sense and do not support some of the features that InDesign exports, such as javascript. And ADE does not have consistency across the android version and the Windows version and is riddled with bugs. The windows version doesn't read fonts,…

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  2. Activate HTTPS and Youtube links

    I know, there are many complains about no possibility to use https links for media files, but would be great to add not only them, but Youtube links also.
    I have downloaded 15.1.2. version, and the problem still not resolved. This is very sad, that so cool option as an interactive pdf-file loses sense.

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  3. INDESIGN EPUB REFLOWABLE not exporting spaces between pages and text

    ERROR/BUG INDESIGN EPUB REFLOWABLE:

    There is an error that the reflowable EPUB does not export the spaces between pages and texts.
    This implies that you must go to other software to do so.

    More detail of the error in case No. ADB-11233384-C2H4

    No one from your technical team could solve this yet.

    PLEASE IT IS VERY EMERGENCY TO CORRECT THIS

    3 votes

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  4. 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!!!

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  5. Export Alternate Layout to epub

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

    3 votes

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  10. Date feature for interactive pdf

    Currently I dont think there is an option to insert a 'date' feature - could this be added in future updates. As of now, it is only possible using Adobe Acrobat - create forms.

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  11. Remember choice of fixed/reflowable epub

    When creating an epub, I shouldn't have to select between Fixed and Reflowable in the save dialogue each time. It should remember my choice for the document. And ideally this selection should be in the Epub info page rather than the save dialogue.

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  12. In the 'EPUB export warning(s)' dialog box, make the problem description copyable

    Sometimes when exporting a book to EPUB, the 'EPUB export warning(s)' dialog pops up.

    The most obvious action for the user is to examine his documents to figure out what went wrong.

    But that dialog box is modal. The user must close it before proceeding.

    Sure, it would be nice to make that dialog box non-modal, so that the user could look at their documents while having the problem descriptions available.

    Lacking that feature, though, you could make it easy to copy the problem text to another app (such as Windows Notepad). You allow the first step: Letting the user…

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  13. EPUB enhancements

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

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  14. Footnote numbering for Persian and Arabic ePubs

    It is a significant undertaking when one needs to convert an Arabic/Persian (RTL languages) book into an ePUB. In addition, the software capabilities diminish as the number of readers decreases. The InDesign Development Team has done a decent job making the InDesign 2022, version 17.3 (Eng/AR), work well. However, there is still a lot to accomplish in non-native languages to be processed.

    One major issue with InDesign is that the only option for footnotes is using Latin numbers (1,2,3,...). When a book is written in Arabic/Persian, the same kind of numbers are needed (۱، ۲، ۳،...). When creating a print…

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  15. put an option to upload to Apple Books and Kindle in the Publish dialog.... what is Adobe without Apple...

    put an option to upload to Apple Books and Kindle in the Publish dialog.... Make the documents work like Dreamweaver html files. no need for spacer images and extra files that are not in the original file.

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  16. Allow more customization in Export Tagging

    I love that InDesign can convert my paragraph/character styles into CSS for me when exporting to epub or xml. But it would be really handy if I could customize what CSS gets exported.

    For example, I might have a "ChapterNumber" style and a "ChapterTitle" style in an 8.5x11 book. In InDesign I might set ChapterNumber to have a space below of 1 inch. This looks great in an 8.5x11 print book, but when the book is converted to an epub, the spacing gets converted from "1 inch" to a very high margin spacing in the CSS. Consequently I have to…

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  17. Display of footnote in epub

    Footnotes always appear in Indesign for design purpose, but when we export it to .epub, there should be an option to hide the footnote and it should appear only when the reference number is clicked.

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  18. Thin space export to ePub

    Thin/hair/em/en spaces are not exporting to ePub.
    Please allow the creation of character styles for irregular spacings that will also export to ePub

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  19. 画像やテキストのリンクについて

    画像やテキストのリンクで、仕様では絶対パスのみだが、
    設定で、相対パスも選べるようにして欲しい。
    WEBサイト制作時のように、
    同じような作品をいくつも作る際に、
    作品毎のフォルダ環境を同じ状態にしておけば、
    リンク更新せずに画像、テキストを自動的に
    拾ってくれるようになり、とても便利だと思う。
    今回サポートに質問させていただき、
    出来ないことに驚いている。
    あって当然の機能だと思います。

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  20. Please fix the tab export issue in EPUB format! We're paying for a program that promises print AND flowable epubs but getting only half.

    I'm incredibly unhappy about paying so much money out of pocket for a program that does only half of what it promises. It promises print and ebook exports. Print works fine. Epub does not export tabs, indents, or line spacing. I've had your techs work on the program with a program file of mine after I showed them my work flow, and they took two weeks and couldn't do it. I did everything right, even according to them. Their solution was to have me get another program to do the job Adobe InDesign promises it will do but does not…

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