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  1. Remove "Publication must be saved before continuing" workflow requirement.

    The requirement to save a file before creating a package is cumbersome. Often, I am saving a package to a new location to use as a starting point for a new project, or a creating a new separate version. Saving it requires potential alterations to be saved in the original file. Even without modifying the file, updated links or fonts might saved or broken.

    One can Save As first, as a workaround, but this is the cumbersome second step. Creating a package from any open file without first saving it should be possible.

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  3. Copy dependent files to Links on save

    Can we please have a checkbox in the Save dialog that enables us to automatically collect all dependent files to the Links folder when saving the file?

    I know there is an option to copy links to a folder but this is a manual process. I think the option I’ve described above will alleviate many issues with people unknowingly leaving links in their Downloads folder etc.

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  4. 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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  5. Remove plug in

    I used an add-on module for years that I will not need anymore. Without the current version of this plugin, I can not package the files anymore. Therefore, I would like to permanently remove the plug-in from the file. For that I can not find a solution, except to first create an IDML file.
    I'm looking for a simpler solution, because I have several hundred files that are equipped with the module.

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  6. Please allow an export as TIFF option!

    I don't understand why a graphic design software won't allow pages to be exported as a TIFF! It is fine if it is restricted to single-pages.
    It's a HUGE pain to try to convert my designs into PDF or JPEG and open in photoshop, and always introduces some quality loss. Please Adobe, make your software functional for the 21st century!

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  7. Print menu switches back to "all" instead of "range" automatically

    Every time you print a specific page, and need to print another the print menu automatically switches to "All" instead of "range" This causes a lot of paper waste and abort print job problems. Would it be an idea to make it so that indesign keeps the latest used setting instead? This have been suggested before i guess, but the problem is still there.

    Thank you!

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  8. possibility to change the filename when making a PDF while packaging

    We always define our PDF's with a coding for HR or LR, and I always need to manually add it after packaging. Why not make the naming of the PDF standard as identical to the indd filename, but with an option to change it or add something to it, like what PDF settings where used.

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  9. 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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  10. More options for packaged files.

    Here is an idea that I would think is relatively easy to implement, but would be a great relief to many of us.

    So, I packe and indesign file and it creates a copy, an idml-file, a pdf and "sucks in" all links and fonts to a neat folder. Indesign operates under the assumption that this is the very last thing you do, but often I do this midway to secure everything, or to move to another computer etc etc. Or i retuurn to a finnished project a year later as the client wants some updates.

    I would love the…

    2 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Allow saving importing and exporting Proof Setup settings (Also include Colour blindness settings)

    InDesign is usually the final step in creating a publication where the changes can be made. It is therefore important to view a document, especially if intended for print, with correct proof settings. In Photoshop it is possible to save Proof settings, but in InDesign this is not possible (I wish they were interchangeable)

    Comparing Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign you see that there is less and less possibilities to have control which is ironic because often you would not know the output intent until you come to InDesign, and you may also have assets that are to be used for…

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  13. Break the table straddle rules (borders)

    Often we're receiving the feedback from our internal clients that table rule to be splitted whenever the tables are having multiple heads (attached the screen shot). Currently we unable to achieve this, need to fix in InDesign to fix this feedback.

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  14. Print Preview Dialogue Box

    The small print preview in the print dialogue box was recently changed to a light grey, making it harder at first glance to discern page from background. Can you please allow changing it back to dark grey be a preferences option

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  15. 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.

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  16. Restore the page overlay display in the print dialog.

    I previous version of InDesign and the initial releases of InDesign 2017, you could see quite clearly what would print on the selected sheet size. In the latest update as of Aug 2017, if I change a sheet from letter to legal that has been printed previously, letter is still selected in the dialog, but due to the preview sheet being legal and cannot see that there is a size mismatch without going through the individual dialogs. For reference, the portion of the document that would not be within the printable region showed as a different shade of grey, whereas…

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  17. MAKE PACKAGE FEATURE USE ORIGINAL LOCATION AS ITS ROOT.

    I would like the PACKAGE feature to default to the ORIGINAL location of the file. Rather than having to hunt around when I chose PACKAGE. I have many projects to package, and often when i choose PACKAGE FILES it will default to some previously-referenced folder—often completely different folder/location. Its a nuisance. Causes issues.

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  18. Visual indicator RGB print document - large format inkjet printing AND easier creation of RGB doc

    Making it easier to have an RGB file for printing to a large format inkjet?
    (only saying inkjet made me think of a consumer product).


    Current option for creating a document is for presswork --
    Have to change the transparency blend space to RGB to take advantage of the larger color space available with the extra inks there.

    MAYBE
    The top bar that is above the document frame (has the home button in the corner) Can that be a different color to indicate if you are in a CMYK or RGB blend space?

    You already know the color issues if…

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  20. Background Packaging

    It would be amazing if when you are packaging a document, the packaging would go on in the background (like when you export as a PDF) so that I can continue to work on other things while something is being packaged. Sometimes packaging takes 5+ minutes and I feel like I have wasted time when I could be working on something else while it packages in the background.

    Just an idea!

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