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  1. Add Anti-Alias Intent to text for graphic export

    As web publishing has been an important part of InDesign since 5.5, it would be extremely helpful if anti-alias intent could be determined, either at a paragraph level or on output. Both Photoshop and Illustrator have this feature, and without it, export jpeg and png for web use is not up to publishing quality.

    Relatedly, when an image is placed in a document at a scale other than 100%, it would be helpful if the downsampling/upsampling intent could similarly be chosen by the user.

    Currently, the only way to produce publishable web materials from InDesign is to export a lossless…

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    • Make links shortened or create your own

      The links are too long, difficult and don't look professional for wide sharing. It would be great to be able to customise your own link.

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      • Stronger analytics on Publish Online docs

        Hi there Adobe, it'd be great if you could beef up the analytics for Publish Online, such that I can understand where my readers are clicking (jumping between pages), how long they're spending on each page and if they are clicking links out to other sites/documents that are linked in the doc. I'd like to understand which parts of the (quite large) docs I publish are most valuable to my readers. Thanks!

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        • Publish Online

          Option for making navigation button NOT ANIMATED, maybe even larger. I recently had a huge project rejected because client did not know how to navigate and assumed others would have the same problem. (URL to project was embedded in button in email campaign--works great!)

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          • A Home Page for Publish Online Documents

            Allow us to assign uploaded documents to a home page that would display several at once. And allow us to give it a human-readable address. That'd make linking to these documents easier.

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            • Scroll able content or text

              there should be a feature scroll-able content or text within the page in indesign cc 2018 for e-publishing

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              • Sharable Publish Online Dashboard

                I would like multiple users to be able to update on a single dashboard. We like the idea of being able to update an existing link instead of replacing it which can be a lot more work. Currently, if we link a published file to our website and only one person can update it that's a problem, for obvious reasons. The single file might be linked in multiple places and turn into a tedious workload.

                I'm wishing for an upgrade for InDesign to do this and make this tool even more powerful, it will be awesome!!

                Art

                3 votes
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                • publish online accessibility

                  Since the web has accessibility standards and guidelines, the documents created and hosted online using Publish Online should follow those guidelines, at least the most basic parts.

                  For example, a screen reader cannot read out any text on the pages because all the text is embedded into images. This makes the documents unusable for anybody with vision difficulties.

                  Please consider adding an option to create these files with the actual text saved as HTML paragraphs, headers, lists, anchors, etc. This would make it suitable for the web and much more appealing.

                  5 votes
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                    • Team memberships: Have a central place for all publications to be published online accessible for all to edit/get stats.

                      Team memberships: Have a central place for all publications to be published online accessible for all members to edit/get stats. When members leave an organisation and you delete their membership, you can't go back and access the publications they published online.

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                      • Publish online Magazine

                        Publish online needs to be able to tell the difference between spreads and single pages. I publish a magazine using publish online and with the page numbers at the bottom, it looks like it is half as thick as it is. or have an option to take the page numbers off since they are in the magazine and I don't need them on the web page.

                        It would also be cool if when animating the magazine in InDesign there was a page flip, though I do like the way I do it now because it's different, it would be cool…

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                        • Transparency is too fragile in Publish Online

                          I created some text overlays (saying "PROOF") as objects with no background fill, then set the objects to 30% transparency.

                          On publishing online, InDesign fills them with white, and some of the time also fails to produce the text.

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                          • 7 votes
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                            • Please add # of downloads to the analytics for Publish Online

                              Analytics should keep track of how many people download the PDF of published document. This would be extremely helpful, and I haven't seen an improvements since Publish Online was introduced.

                              13 votes
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                              • InDesign Publish Online Available Offline

                                Would it be possible to create a PublishOnline PDF that supported all the features and functionality of a PublishOnline document but without browser restrictions.

                                Currently we love the PublishOnline and use it for professional client work but it is limited due to cross browser compatibility issues and limitations.

                                https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2457785

                                9 votes
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                                • Show description text when choosing existing document to update.

                                  The Publish Online feature has been really useful for my company--we create brochures for specific clients or potential clients, and provide them access to the electronic version of the brochure.

                                  Most of our brochures are based on a single template, but are altered slightly to meet the needs of the specific client. We always enter a fairly generic document title in the Document Settings fields of the Publish Your Document Online window, because that title is shown at the bottom of the page when the document is accessed by the end user.

                                  We then use the "Description" window to capture…

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                                  • Make the document in online publishing searchable.

                                    Make the document in online publishing searchable by using Control F

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                                    • Page animation need it like Issuu.com

                                      Page animation need it like Issuu.com, will be better experience feel like reading magazine. And need better - detail analytics.

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                                      • Ideas to improve PublishOnline document navigation

                                        I often get reports back from clients and users that 'there is only one page in that online link you sent'. I figure if I get a report back like this, there must be a fair few more who experience this but don't report back...

                                        Viewing a PDF document online via a UI like this is not a common experience for many user types. To improve their experience I propose:

                                        – An option to always show the page thumbnail selector.
                                        – Larger, more prominent page left and right arrows.
                                        – Option to advance through pages on scroll down (or view…

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                                        • Publish Online should include a print option + spreads with Two-Up Continuous (Cover Page)

                                          Published Online files should include a print option that sizes a page to a printable option. Currently if I upload our publication (a coupon book) to Publish Online and we try to print the page shown on the screen it crops most of the page regardless of the browser used. You can shrink your window and sort of get the desired result, but we don't think most of our readers will know how to do this. Also it would be nice to be able to select a page range of what to print. I know you can include a pdf…

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