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  1. 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.

    17 votes
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  2. 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…

    9 votes
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  3. Search function to digital version made by publish online

    Search function to digital version made by publish online

    3 votes
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  4. Download interactive PDF from Publish Online

    I have posted an INTERACTIVE document on Publish Online, but when it is downloaded, all the interactivity is stripped out. What is the point of posting an interactive document if you can't download it as an interactive document! I have had to create a workaround to include a button IN the document that leads to an interactive PDF that I had to post separately on Google Drive to allow people to download the working PDF.

    15 votes
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  5. publish online navigation buttons disappear in browsers and don't come back

    When I view a published document, the browser based navigation buttons and menu for downloading disappear after a couple seconds and don't come back without hitting F5. This is unworkable. Please change it so the nav arrows remain on the screen, even in full screen mode. I can't have my clients struggling to go to the next page. This happens in Chrome and Firefox. In Edge, they disappear, but will reappear if I move my mouse to the edge of the screen - also very frustrating because I just want to click through the document without struggling to find the…

    2 votes
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  6. Expand PublishOnline Analytics

    I absolutely love PublishOnline. Is there a plan anytime soon to add to the analytics capabilities with Adobe PublishOnline anytime soon? The features on the dashboard for all published documents are great, but it would be even better to have those same analytics broken down by document - not just views and readers. I'd like to know how much time is spent, for instance, in a newsletter I've published vs. a catalog or flyer. And it would be great to know which documents tend to be read more on tablets vs desktop, rather than all of them as a whole.…

    3 votes
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  7. Toggles in Dashboard for published content

    Introduce zwo Switches/toggles for "Hide the Share and Embed code" and "Allow PDF-Download" within the dashboard for an already published document so it doesn’t have to be republished every time one wants to change any of these options?

    2 votes
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  8. Publish Online Dashboard access via Adobe Account

    It would be nice if you could access the Publish Online Dashboard via your Adobe Account online. Currently, you have to open InDesign and then navigate to the dashboard that way, but if you are already in an internet browser and logged into your Adobe Account, there should be a way to get to the dashboard.

    4 votes
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  9. Fix Javascript errors on all Publish Online documents

    Every single Publish Online document throws a Javascript error. The error code seems to be the same for every document. The below was taken from 'Five Days from Nowhere', an Adobe example document used on the Publish Online documentation. The issue is that this Javascript error makes it impossible to add any custom Javascript as any subsequent code will not execute when the document is embedded in a different environment. This is a big issue for example for implementing Google Analytics Tracking codes into iframes.

    [Error] Error: [$rootScope:inprog] http://errors.angularjs.org/1.3.0/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest
    https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:20:421
    l@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:129:327
    $apply@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:137:338
    https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_body.js:2:5511
    $digest@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:134:463
    $apply@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:137:413
    hideMoreOptions@…

    2 votes
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  10. Video opasity

    Please make the opacity controls work on videos in Publish files.
    It works in indesign but as soon as you publish your video its gone :(.

    Right now there is an opacity slider that is not affecting the video, seems like a error.

    1 vote
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  11. Publish Online for INDB (book) file

    Please extend Publish Online to Books. I use recurring elements as chapters in presentations and would like to publish online instead of exporting and transmitting PDF files.

    30 votes
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  12. External link to a specific point of a Publish Online document

    Can we get a way to link directly to a text anchor, hyperlink destination, page # etc from an external source?

    For example: I'd like to publish product documentation using Publish Online, and it would be nice to be able to link to a page or text anchor from a help document that would take someone to a specific point (i.e. a connection diagram).

    3 votes
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  14. InDesign CC - Publish Online - Change of Background Color

    It appears you cannot define the background color of the webpage that delivers the EPUB image.

    My catalog has the same color as the background so my pages blend in with the background.
    InDesign > Preferences > Interface, will change the background in the InDesign file but once uploaded it defaults back to the dark Gray

    7 votes
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  15. Expand Publish Online function to work with InDesign book documents as well as individual documents.

    Need to be able to use the Publish Online function for an entire book, instead of just for individual chapters.

    13 votes
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  16. Forms!

    Please make a form options in Publish.

    And a cool thing would be if you could see the "data" of the form under the Analytics tab.

    No more sending out pdf forms, that would defiantly be nice :)

    12 votes
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  17. play video without controls

    Please make it possible to hide the controls of a video clip - so its working in Publish online (right now its only working in PDF exports.

    With this we could make amazing publish documents with integrated video backdrops of skys, fires or rain.. With all the NON VIDEO CONTROL goodness.

    What im trying to say is video without controls can do magical things (like we could back in the good days of ... Flash.. the good days right... :)

    4 votes
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  18. Copy/ paste elements with actions without reversing order of actions

    Allow copying and pasting of elements with actions attached to them without reversing the order of the actions that were copied. This would result in a huge boost to productivity.

    3 votes
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  19. Easier to disable the published online dialogues

    Make it easier to disable the publish online dialogues appears every time you save a PDF.

    I got rid of it once, but I've had to reset my preferences several times since then and each time it comes back wanting to inform me about the new feature.

    A checkbox for do "not ask me again" should appear prominently on the first page of that dialogue.

    1 vote
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  20. Remove the menu bar from Publish Online when in full screen mode and make sure any remote clicker device can be used to present.

    Several users in our practice would like to present animated InDesign presentations using Publish Online.
    However nobody likes the menu bar appearing across the bottom of the screen, it's very distracting for anyone presenting onscreen.
    Also, most people presenting onscreen would use a remote clicker to move through the slides, as you would in a PowerPoint presentation. However the remote clicker does not work with Publish Online. I would say that I could move our entire practice, with over 1,000 users over to Publish Online from PowerPoint if these two major factors were addressed. It's a shame because they are…

    14 votes
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