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  1. Preserve PDF export settings for document only

    PDF export settings are actually preserved application wide. When exporting different documents InDesign remembers the settings and uses them for the next document. If you have to export only one page of one document you will export only one page of the next document (if that page exists).
    InDesign should be able to store the export settings in the document if the user wishes to.

    3 votes

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  2. Auto open the folder a pdf has been exported to

    As the title, add an option to automatically open the folder a pdf has been exported to.

    2 votes

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  3. The option to remember FULL pdf export settings on a document by document basis

    The changes that resulted in the previous similar request being 'closed:fixed' were only to remember the TYPE of file Indesign previously exported it as. Which is great, but we need an option for the FULL pdf export settings to be remembered. We need to be able to have documents remember all previous export settings as otherwise this very complex and problematic to communicate to others if working as a team. Or if you are exporting something again after a long while and no longer have the settings noted. Please help!

    6 votes

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  4. fix options for interactive forms (text fields) - default text, font, size, color, alignment, etc. - none currently work CC 21

    when making interactive PDF, the Text field doesn't hold the default text, or the font, size and doesn't hold the color.... The text field should hold all the text & attributes that are set in indesign, but even the options for the text field doesn't hold the font or size.

    4 votes

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  5. Interactive/Button and Forms/PDF Options - Add Text Field option for flush left, centered or flush right

    Text Fields are all flush left. Add an option to make them flush left, centered or flush right. I create interactive PDFs. Every time I export to a PDF, I open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro and have to manually change Prepare Form/Text Field Properties/Options/Alignment to the desired alignment to "centered" or "flush right" since the default is "flush left." This option would be a great time saver and save on my frustration.

    31 votes

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  6. Pdf-files export to Indesign

    I am missing the following function in Indesign: You have, as an example, 100 pdf files, format A4, and you want to print them 2 on an A3 sheet, but in such a way that the pdfs number 1 to 50 are shown on the left in the file/paper, and on on the right the pdf's of nr 51-100. If you then cut the A3 in the middle, you have two piles with all the PDFs in order of number.

    1 vote

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  7. Make EXPORT and print dialogues more correct

    The “spreads” function when combined with bleeds or trims options should warn to the effect that “Printers rarely accept spreads are you sure?”

    While we are at it, the standard pressready setting should include bleeds.

    Sick of sending back files advising that spreads is not a "print ready" and explaining what bleed is and how include bleed on pdf.

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  8. Character Limits, Comb Line Form Fields and Font Alignment for Form Fields

    Hello,

    I would like to suggest that character limits can be set for comb line form fields. Also I would like there to be a possibility of creating comb line form fields (without creating tables). In addition, there should be alignment of the text as an option in the form field (whether left, center or right). This would save so much time and effort so that once the document is exported as a tagged PDF, those features mentioned would also be set. Finally, there should be a way to tag layout tables so that it does not register as a…

    2 votes

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  9. bookmark zoom level

    It would be a lifesaver to be able to set the bookmark zoom level in InDesign (whatever it defaults to now, "Fit Page", I think, isn't great for everyone), so that when it exports to PDF you can already have it set to "Inherit Zoom" (or whatever you need) rather than having to manually figure out a way to do it in Acrobat. When you edit the bookmark zoom level in Acrobat, there's not even a way to do it from the InDesign action that's there--you have to basically create a whole new bookmark, redirect it and then set the…

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  10. More functionality and control with form fields

    Please add the ability to set leading in form fields. Many clients want to print lines for writing but also have multi-line fillable text fields. It's nearly impossible to create this and have it look good. Would be awesome if form fields used paragraph styles for formatting. Please also allow the designer to change the field highlight color. The default blue isn't ideal for most designs.

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  11. Show bleed between spreads or make it possible to mix spreads and single pages in the same InDesign document

    In a magazine you always have a combination of spreads and single pages for separate topics. In a InDesign document you can't work with a combination of spreads and single pages.

    In order to print a PDF by an offset printer, 3 mm bleed is required all around a page. Further it is required that all the pages in the PDF are exported as single pages with bleed and crop marks. This works fine for a spread that has one big image that overlaps both pages of a spread. But not for a spread that has an seperate page layout…

    3 votes

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  12. Batch Export indb

    I would need to have the ability to batch export a folder of books to pdf. The community scripts are not enough—there are features missing.

    Also batch export would have to have
    – auto update links in documents,
    – auto closing and saving (otherwise page numbers are wrong in shared documents).

    2 votes

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  13. Save PDFs in Black and White

    Currently to get my pdfs in black and white I either have to edit each photo individually or I have to export it from indisegn, pull into photoshop, turn black and white, then bring it into illustrator to save as a pdf. This is ludicrous. There should just be an option to save a pdf of the document in black and white. This has been on the community boards for over 4 years and still isn't done.

    2 votes

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  14. InDesign: convert text to outlines when exporting to PDF

    When exporting a file from Indesign instead of using the Transparency Flattner Presets and then start changing things on the PDF export popup, I suggest to add a checkmark on the PDF export popup - Convert all texts to outlines.

    Itll make it more easy to all of the users, Iam working with Indesign for more than 10 years, each time I installed anew version of Indesign i needed to configure it again and each time I didn't understand why didn't you add this option.

    Thanks,
    Idan

    2 votes

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  15. Export Adobe PDF viewing size

    A minor request, but hopefully not too difficult: Under the General > Viewing section in the Export Adobe PDF dialog box, it would be nice to be able to input a custom viewing size %, or to at least have more % options over 100% (perhaps to match Acrobat's options). It helps curate the experience I want my clients to have when viewing my files. Thanks!

    1 vote

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  16. "Buttons and Forms" panel desperately needs the ability to "add an image" form field

    It's imperative to add to the "Buttons and Forms" panel the ability to "add an image" form field. Primarily due to ADA compliancy regarding logical reading order and layering order. Adding an image form field in Acrobat creates a nightmare of reorganizing tags. It's cumbersome and far from efficient. Plus any future edits to the InDesign file, all of the preceding must be recreated each and every time. This is a must needed feature for interactive form filling PDFs that adhere to Accessibility standards.

    4 votes

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  17. Pdf with images folder paths links

    Sometimes we work on big catalogues with lots of images. And sometimes those images are located in various folders accross our servers and we cannot move them until the work is done.
    Lots of times my post production coworkers, to speed up the work, ask me the folder path of some images, and i need every time to open the catalogue, search the image and check the links panel to tell him the right folder path.

    I'm asking to put an option, when we create pdf's, to automatically insert the folder path over every image inside the pdf.

    I made…

    1 vote

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  18. Export Preset Suffix

    I use different presets in Indesign for the PDF export. See screenshot. I work in RGB workflow and export different papers in CMYK etc.

    work with a very strict naming convention for documents like PDF.
    This means that the naming can be used to determine whether the document is HighEnd PDF or View for Customer.

    Indesign takes over the document name for the export. I add the export names like e.g:

    Document A LowEnd.pdf
    Document A X4 High U.pdf
    Document A Screen 150dpi.pdf

    I have to do this manually in each case.
    It would be great if you could also…

    1 vote

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  19. Watermarking

    Add an option to export as a watermarked copy and allow a text box to add the watermark desired and allow an intensity box. Also, give the option to supply a password to anyone you would like to remove the watermark once the file is received.

    2 votes

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  20. Please add a feature in InDesign - "Turn Page" swf in transition location at "Page>Attribute"

    Please add a feature in InDesign - "Turn Page" swf in transition location at "Page>Attribute"

    This is very important for customer who want to make flip book. It is because we very disappointed that your Adobe Apps no support this feature in new version , Cannot make Flipbook. I hope your Adobe apps got this feature to make flip book in future. Thanks

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