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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    Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
    FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason.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…

    124 votes
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  2. Make the »instructions.txt« file choosable when packaging

    Just add a button so that it will be possible to unclick the writing of the (often useless) instructions.txt file when packaging an InDesign file.

    62 votes
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  3. 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.

    39 votes
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  4. 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.

    17 votes
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  5. 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.

    17 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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…

    12 votes
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  8. 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.

    11 votes
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  9. 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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  10. (InCopy) Include "document fonts" when packaging for InCopy

    It would be great, if the fonts could be included in a Package for InCopy.
    We often send a InCopy package for external corrections. They need the fonts to do their job properly.

    10 votes
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  11. 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).

    9 votes
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  12. REMOVING "FOLDER" WHEN PACKAGING

    I'd like to be able to package a document without having "_folder" at the end of the file name. Each time I have to go back and manually remove the name "folder". I'm sure a lot of us see this behavior as annoying.

    9 votes
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  13. Improve Link Panel functionality

    It would be useful if we could right click an image in the Link panel and change the color mode from RGB to CMYK withough having to go into Photoshop before hand.

    6 votes
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  14. Provide Ability to Print Selection

    Where I work, we create printed publications and also design advertisements for these publications. All of our advertisements are designed in a document using a standard InDesign template with a grid. This template is the same size as our publications and is larger than the standard letter size page dimensions that we like to print our proofs. The problem is that in order to print proofs on letter size paper, the ad must always be shrunk because of the larger document template dimensions. So, the ad always appears much small than it really is when printed. We could just simply…

    6 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Bring Back the DPI!

    Dear Adobe,
    How could you get rid of the term DPI, especially in InDesign, and replace it with PPI?!!!! As a print designer for the last 15 years, it breaks my heart to see that the premiere software company for designers has abandoned a term that is part of the fundamental lexicon of graphic design. I am a print designer at a CA State University and it kills me that our graphic design students graduate with an BA in Art/Graphic Design without having set foot inside a print shop! Now, the software they use to layout printed pieces doesn't even…

    6 votes
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  17. Save\Package Option

    As I am finishing work on a new document, I would love a selection box for "Package Files" inside the Save Dialog or a Save\Package option. This would make it easy when saving at the end of the day if the files could be automatically packaged into one location if the selection box is checked.

    5 votes
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  18. Convert image file types in InDesign instead of Photoshop

    Rather than opening an image link in photoshop to make changes (such as converting from .TIFF to JPEG, RGB to CMYK, etc), allow InDesign to convert the images either within the program or as a package/export option.

    5 votes
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  19. Print page

    Please consider changing the default setting on the Print Page setting from "Print All" to "Range". No one wants to Print All the pages every time you go to print pages. I cannot tell you how many times i hit print, thinking i am printing one page in the document and then realize i did not toggle "Range" and wind up running to the printer to cancel a file that is going to waste 25 sheets of paper. Please, please please change this default setting. Since i found this feature request site, I will now continue to send this request…

    5 votes
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  20. 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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