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  1. Please add proper standard printing condition(s) and icc-profiles

    Adobe, please change the standard color presets for printing to the proper standard printing conditions and profiles that are published by the European Color Initaitive ECI (eci.org.). The icc-profiles are publically available.
    Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
    FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason. ECI has published the corresponding standard ICC-profile "PSO coated v3", which should find it's way into Adobe's color settings. Please integrate the official ECI-profiles, because these are highly optimized…

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    • Would like to be able to include fonts and links from linked Illustrator files when packaging an InDesign file for print

      would like to be able to collect fonts and links in linked AI and PS files when packaging an ID file for print.

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      • Print miniatures (multiple pages) with definable scale rate and border style

        1) Please add option to print miniatures with a definable scale rate
        2) Please allow to print multiple pages (with 100% actual size) on one sheet
        3) Please add printing option to apply something like an object style to the pages (e.g. border style, drop shadow)

        These features would be great timesavers for internal discussions and external presentations during the whole design process.

        4 votes
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        • Preflight to include Accessibility check

          This was hard to decide the category but preflight is under Print/Packaging even id accessibility often is for digital formats. The Preflight ought not to be limited to just the print workflow and VIGC had a great script that would guide us into making all the right processes for transparency flattening etc if print or digital was the output. Sorry about preramble.

          I do not feel I have the full knowledge to make documents compliant with Accessibility guidelines as I have my background in print. I would need help and I think that the Preflight pannel is is perfect tool…

          8 votes
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          • Batch "enable profiles for all linked images" option

            There should be an easy way to batch "enable all ICC profiles" for linked images in an opened document.
            Today, the only way to do this is by changing each image individually. Alternatively, you can force an ICC profile mismatch before opening the file, and then enable all profiles while assingning the correct ICC, which it can lead to errors.

            For those whose workflow is based on PDF/X-4, it is crutial to activate the ICC profiles for all the linked images in every InDesign document.
            And since the default behavior for InDesign is to ignore the ICC profile while placing…

            3 votes
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            • Bring back IMPO

              the basic Imposition indesign had many years ago was helpful. Especially variable data files

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              • Batch "enable profiles for all linked images" option

                There should be an easy way to batch "enable all ICC profiles" for linked images in an opened document.
                Today, the only way to do this is by changing each image individually. Alternatively, you can force an ICC profile mismatch before opening the file, and then enable all profiles while assingning the correct ICC, which it can lead to errors.

                For those whose workflow is based on PDF/X-4, it is crutial to activate the ICC profiles for all the linked images in every InDesign document.
                And since the default behavior for InDesign is to ignore the ICC profile while placing…

                2 votes
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                • Add items during packaging

                  I hope you can also include additional files during packaging. When we package files, we usually include 3 PDF files (Print Quality for Readers, with Bleed for the Printer, and Low Quality for uploading online. In addition to the PDF files, we add another file which is the cover of the publication in JPEG format. Hope this will be added in the future. Thanks.

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                  • Revert back so files can be moved or renamed while the file is open

                    If you have a file open and make changes, then move the icon to another folder, or change the document name. This corrupts the file until the icon has been put back in the original place or renamed back to the original title. This causes lots of problems if you have multiple indesign files open and you are moving them around the computer as you work on different projects throughout the day. It is very easy to loose all of your work if you can’t remember the exact location of the original file or the exact name of the document…

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                    • Diagnostic tool for Pre-flighting files/fonts

                      Diagnostic tool for Pre-flighting files/fonts

                      Indesign says it can't copy necessary files? But what files are those? why is there a problem? The information provided is weak, and needs to be stronger and support a better workflow. I think designs want better informational tools and pre-flighting.

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                      • Export as TIFF

                        Some applications often request TIFF files. Especially, when the file size exceeds PDF dimensions. The work around of export to a PDF and then to a TIFF does not work in these situations.

                        16 votes
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                        • Add .psb file format to standard importable files

                          Please add the .psb file format to the list of standard importable/placable files. it's the only format Photoshop allows after a certain image size, and i use it quite often when designing big print items that are several square meters in size.

                          16 votes
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                          • One click page border keyline in the print dialog.

                            Sometimes when printing something you want to see where the trim edge is with a keyline. Currently you have to manually put a box with keyline on every page to achieve this.

                            16 votes
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                            • Packaging links without duplicating them

                              When packaging a job it would be great if InDesign could move rather than duplicate links to a collected folder.

                              Currently after packaging a job for print and archiving I then go and delete the original files as I only need the one set. However it takes a while to sort through what I need to keep i.e. alternative images and layered images which I may need for future jobs.

                              3 votes
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                              • Include data merge source file in package

                                Include the data merge source file(.txt) when packaging a file that hasn’t been merged into a finished indesign file.

                                11 votes
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                                • Print as mockup

                                  All designers print or export their designs with a stroke that defines the paper size. That stroke could be replaced by a fill that simulate a certain paper colour (prefs defined) and a short subtile dropshadow.
                                  It would be great to have in the print/export dialogbox a function that could do that for you, simulate a certain paper colour for the background and a dropshadow. Print as Mockup function

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Full Featured Mail Merge

                                    It would be so helpful to have a full-featured mailmerge like in Office. Specifically, being able to merge more than one unique record on a page. Postcards would be the best example.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Preflight Document Pages Only

                                      Add an option to the Preflight feature so the user can tell InDesign not to flag errors on unused master pages. Since the purpose of the feature is to flag errors in output, it makes no sense in most cases to flag errors on pages that will never be output (master pages).

                                      8 votes
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                                      • A way to chose where you would like to save your links, INDD file, etc when "packaging" a file.

                                        When working on projects with multiple large books, we would appreciate a way to "package" a file, yet save all of the links for each book in a Master Links Library folder, fonts in a Master Fonts Library folder, and PDFs in a designated folder.

                                        Additionally, it would be awesome if there was a way to preflight a file and ensure that all links are linking to a specific master links folder.

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                                        • ERRO "Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed

                                          Após a atualização do Indesign (CC2019), quando tento imprimir livreto, aparece a mensagem "Erro de impressão: O Adobe Print Engine falhou ao imprimir seus dados, devido a um problema desconhecido" (Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem).

                                          Tentei a página de ajuda https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/error-print-engine-failed-print.html, porém, nenhuma das opções foi útil.

                                          Desinstalei o aplicativo, apaguei os dados de preferências, instalei novamente, e mesmo assim não resolveu.

                                          Mesmo os trabalhos em que, antes da atualização, era possível imprimir o livreto, agora não é mais possível.

                                          Se houver alguma outra coisa que eu…

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