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  1. 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.

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  2. Make the Package feature open by default in the same folder where the indd file is located

    Make the Package feature open by default in the same folder where the indd file is located. That is, when it's asking me which folder to place the package folder into. Currently it opens in the last folder Package feature was used to make a package.

    E.g.
    1. I have indd in C:\1\1.indd
    2. I use the Package function to make a package like C:\1\1 Folder
    3. I have another indd in C:\2\2.indd
    4. If I use the Package function now, when it first asks me which folder to put the package into, it shows me C:\1\, and I have…

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  3. 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…

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  4. Repackage

    If you edit a file in a package with external links, a REPACKAGE option should put all links that are not in the LINKS folder there.

    extra; CLEAN PACKAGE should remove all files that are not used in the package.

    This would avoid having to make a fresh package after every edit

    5 votes

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  5. ID - Preflight Navigation

    Hey there,

    i wish i could navigate in my preflight window with arrow keys.

    It's important to check all the "mistakes" fast.

    Kind regards and big thanks!

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  6. 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.

    5 votes

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  8. Disable external plugins from earlier versions when packaging files

    I find that some files created with cs5.5/cs6 use external plugins that get embedded in CC 2019 and then cause them to crash when opened on another system without those plugins. Is there any way to disable the plugins at the package stage? That would ideal.

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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

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. Print Layout Stacking (as it is in CorelDRAW)

    Imposition control from the Print dialog box (as it is in CorelDRAW) would be a massive time saver for those of us in print shops. I am an Adobe user in a Corel shop and I've been (slowly) working on converting them to Adobe, but this is one feature that keeps the owner going back to Corel for most everything he designs, simply because of the imposition features.

    I'm sure everyone would be happy with this feature.

    3 votes

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  14. Increase offset marks higher than 25,4 mm.

    I'm creating prints for many kinds of POS materials, where bleeds are often around 100 mm and more, and I need offset to be same as bleeds.
    Same with Illustrator.
    Thank you!

    3 votes

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  15. Consolidate shared links when packaging a book

    It would be great when packaging a book to consolidate links that are shared between documents to a "Shared Links" folder.

    As currently if you have 5 chapter document which all have the same link placed in them - then this link will be duplicated 5 times when it is unnecessary and also creates problems when updating links later on

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  16. dimensions lines, lines to show size between points

    It would be nice nice to have a line tool or a text box that you can link to a line that shows the height or width of a line so you can create easy dimensions lines for products as we oftun need to provide dimentions and sometime they change so you need to change the text box value each time as well.

    It should be CAD style feature please see reference image

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  17. Alphabetize Print Presets

    When I create print presets they are in order of the first one created to the last. I have many and it makes it difficult to find the one I am looking for. If they automatically sorted alphabetically that would make my life so much easier!

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  18. Allow a "consolidate" type of packaging that doesn't create new copies

    The ability to take the current working document and consolidate copies of links and document fonts around the existing document, rather than create an additional copy of the INDD working file. Using the Package feature for files in progress that are simply being moved between workstations is problematic because you have to remember to delete the "old" version that was just packaged. I would like a way to make 100% sure that everything I need for the existing file is organized within one master folder, without having to embed all the links or manually delete duplicate INDD files.

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  19. 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…

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  20. Change the font size of the page information when printing out a page. This is too small at 6 pt.

    We do thousands of imprints that have all the job number, customer PO and imprint info on the file name. We are converting from qk to indesign. Quark 's title page information uses much larger font and is at the top of the page when printed out which is much more convenient.

    We want to be able to identify the document quickly!

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