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  1. 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.

    15 votes

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  2. 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.

    22 votes

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  3. 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.

    4 votes

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  4. 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.

    16 votes

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  5. 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…

    8 votes

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  6. (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.

    13 votes

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  7. 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…

    8 votes

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  8. CJK typesetting in InDesign CC

    We're often receiving the inputs with Chinesh, Japanese and Korean languages, so we're reinstalling the CC with new language to handle these inputs. So it'll be good to have direct feature in InDesign to handle CJK inputs without re-installation.

    7 votes

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  9. Add a way in a book file to change the conditional text "Set" of all documents within the book at a global level.

    Please add a way in a book file to change the conditional text "Set" of all documents within the book at a global level.

    This way I can print "Product A" without having to open every document within the book and changing the "Set" to product A. Like wise for "Product B," etc.

    An alternative would be to add it o the publish/print/export presets.

    4 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    7 votes

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  12. 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…

    6 votes

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  13. Auto speads into pages

    Sometime we have to design in spreads then output for print in pages. This means with a spread you have to add bleed to the right of a left hand page and add bleed to the left of right pages when manually breaking the pages apart.

    It would save time if Indesign 1- split all speads into pages and 2 -
    extended any image/ coloured boxes to the left/ right by the amount specified in the bleed preferences.

    4 votes

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  14. XML Workflow – InDesign need to improve much

    We're facing huge difficulties in InDesign while handling the XML structure in InDesign, but it's good in FrameMaker. After importing the XML files in InDesign, no control is available in InDesign to validate the XML coding structure, also allowing the users to easily tamper the XML coding. Due to this limitation, XML extracting from InDesign are not actually correct and users need to fine-tune the same and spending huge time to correct. So current XML features to be improved much.

    2 votes

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  15. Mixed orientation printing within the same document

    Please consider implementing mixed orientation (auto orientation) with printing so it saves people time from having to export to PDF first then print as it is only possible through Acrobat at the moment.

    4 votes

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  16. Need to include Blacklining option

    Some of our clients requires Blacklining feature in InDesign to track the corrections between previous versions of InDesign, currently we're managing this requirement with third-part plugin, called Blacklining.

    1 vote

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  17. Vertical Justification in InDesign CC

    We'd like to include smart Vertical Justification (VJ) feature in InDesign without disturbing the leading spaces. VJ feature to be enhanced with many customized rules such as adjust the style above spaces, avoiding space adjustments between the particular styles, creating lines to adjust the base alignments at the end of each page and the facing pages.

    1 vote

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  18. 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.

    1 vote

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  19. Show which layer is printing in the slug area.

    We often have to print specific layers to be sure our art is on the correct layer for printing. It would be especially helpful to us to see which layer is printed along with the page information.

    1 vote

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  20. More than just the single Links folder when packaging.

    It would be nice to be able to preserve my file structure when packaging a book. Just separate folders for images, docs, table, etc. There are a lot of files in a 500-600 page technical manual with 50-60 documents/chapters, and it's a pain to sort through when everything gets dropped into a single Links folder.

    1 vote

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