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  1. Ability to save Interactive PDF settings as Preset

    EITHER (or both!)
    -- Include the ability to create a custom preset when exporting as an interactive PDF, OR
    -- Include "Use Structure for Tab Order" in dialog box when exporting through Adobe PDF Presets

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  2. Upsample Images on PDF Export

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    Indesign could offer the option of upsampling images to a specified PPI on PDF export. Rather than requiring the user to find each under-res image and manually destructively upsample each with a round-trip through Photoshop.

    Optimally, there could be a threshold setting below which an image resolution is too low. This could be either "effective" resolution PPI number threshold ("Upsample images with an effective placed resolution above 120ppi"), or a max scale percentage that would be needed to get the image up to the set output resolution ("Upsample images within 40% of target resolution." or "Upsample images by no…

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  3. Put the Overset text warning directly at the beginning of the export file process

    When I want to export a PDF, InDesign kindly reminds me of overset text or missing links. However, I do not understand why this warning appears at the very end, after I have gone through the file location selection and PDF export settings. Obviously, I want to correct this error in 95% of cases. Instead, I have to cancel the export, then go through the entire process again. The file location, file name, and any PDF export settings I might have changed are lost, and I have to start all over again.

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  4. Please add a "Delete All" for notifications of pdf exports

    Please add a "Delete All" for notifications of pdf exports. Right now each notification can only be deleted individually

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  5. PDF to InDesign - Preserve Editing Capabilities

    In Illustrator, you have an option for saving to PDF to "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" so that you can open the file in Illustrator again and have the whole file including the layers, effects, guides, etc. Can we have this for InDesign as well?
    I work with some people that I know use InDesign and export the PDF from there, but don't share the InDesign file so when changes need to be made, it gets a bit more complicated than necessary.

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  6. Mark layers as visible in the exported PDF but non-printing from within InDesign export settings

    PDFs have the ability to mark layers as non-printing, so that they appear visible on the screen but don't print to hard copy. I'm using this capability to add a light raster background to all pages of a workbook for students, which adds a bit of warm color to the on-screen viewing experience, but I don't want this background to use up all their toner if they decide to print the pages. Similarly, the entire workbook has page numbers, but the worksheets should print without the page numbers, because they're not relevant outside the context of the book.

    I found…

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  7. Add the following features to Buttons and Forms menu.

    Add the following features to Buttons and Forms Format menu.
    Options: Alignment - Left, Right, Center, and Default Value.
    Format: Number, Percentage, Date, Time and Special - Zip Code, Phone Number..
    I create a LOT of fillable PDFs and it would save HOURS of time if I could format the fields in InDesign.

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  8. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG ) 2.1

    Improve InDesign's accessible PDF creation workflow to make it easier to generate WCAG 2.1 compliant PDFs, in line with EU legislation.

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  9. Export Adobe PDF > Create separate pdf > Suffixes options (looking for Page Master suffix)

    Exporting pages as separate PDFs, I want to ad the Masterpage-names in the PDF-file-name as an Suffix. (Perhaps followed by the pagenumber if necessary.)

    Example:
    Making single-page flyers, I've got Masterpages (Which contains a footer.) for different languages.
    I make the same flyer on p1: UK, p2: FR, p3 DE, ...

    When exporting all pages to a separate PDF I would like to ad the Master-page-name (or prefix) as a Suffix to the filenames like:
    FlyerUK
    Flyer
    FR
    Flyer_DE

    Or if the Master-page is used on multiple pages:
    FlyerUK-p1
    Flyer
    UK-p2
    FlyerFR
    Flyer
    DE

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  10. Export document with specific pages in multiple color spaces

    I do medical journals, and I frequently have clients who request their document in 2 versions: a full color version for online, and a version where some, but not all of the pages are in grayscale for the printer, to save on printing cost.

    It is yes possible to export an entire document converted to a grayscale color space, with some admittedly janky workarounds which it would also be nice to see streamlined.

    But at the moment, what I do for my needs is I have to export a full color version, a separate grayscale version, and then manually collate…

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  11. Improve performace

    It would be great to be able to utilize multiple processor cores and GPU for PDF export. InDesign versions have been stagnant in terms of export speed for a few releases. I think it's time to improve this and move towards a more modern architecture.

    4 votes

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  12. Make the Japanese crop marks a option when outputting a .pdf from indesign

    Make the Japanese crop marks a option when outputting a .pdf from indesign. makes cutting eaiser

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  13. Share for Review should be Save To Adobe PDF Documents as PDF

    So I really like the idea of Share for Review but it can be very buggy sometimes and I feel like a lot of the missing or requested features can be found in Adobe Acrobat Online Documents. So instead of having the two seperate systems why not have Share for Review simple be export a PDF directly to the Document Cloud and eliminate the extra step of having to save as a PDF and then upload and or share to get it online for review as a PDF.

    The PDF would use whatever quality settings the user chooses and can…

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  14. Exporting PDF Security Settings (Bug)

    When exporting documents to PDF where there are multiple layouts, there is a bug that happens when adding a Security Password to the PDF, where it will revert back to the original layout/all pages if you do not check it.

    So in essence if I only want to export layout 2, it will revert back and export all pages in the document after I input the Security details.

    A way around this issue is to make sure you put in the Security details and password first then go back to the General tab and input your settings. If you do…

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  15. Option to export PDF without creating a new folder.

    Ability to save a page as a PDF within an existing folder to make it easier to track versions I am sending to a client. It would let me keep my organization consistent with other Adobe products- where I track changes in the same folder with updated file names. The folders seems to be a recent feature that I do not have the ability to turn off and would like to see that as an option. Thanks!

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  16. Preflight. Hidden pages

    It would be great if we had the option to add hidden pages to the preflight.

    When working with long documents, if your pages panel is small it might be difficult to see a hidden page.

    For translation projects, it might be essential that only text that is going to be visible in the final pdf is actually present in the indd /idml file so hidden pages should be identified and deleted.

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  17. Chance to see export estimated file size in Indesign

    I think it would be great if Indesign provided estimated size information before exporting to PDF or another format. Just like doing JPEG in Photoshop. Don't you think it's a good idea?

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  18. Ability to scroll pages behind export windows

    When dealing with longer documents, it would be nice to be able to scroll either the pages in the background or (even better) the pages window/tab to look at a range (e.g. when a document is at the end or if there are filler pages that don't need exporting/checking at this stage). People have been requesting this for years.

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  19. Store Export settings along with PDF and update PDF with the same settings

    I find it hard to impossible to tell the export settings of a PDF file just from the file. Am I missing where to look? I would like to have

    • Write settings as human readable text into the metadata of PDF Files, when they are exported
    • Export settings as Export preset, stored along with PDF (as metadata within the file)
    • Import the Export Presets by pointing at an existing PDF File (with this metadata available)
    • Update any PDF File (given the export settings-metadata are available) with the same settings by pointing to the the File that is to be updated
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  20. Update only some pages of an earlier exported PDF

    When Exporting a big document, sometimes after a change it would be nice to update only the changed page in the exported file.
    - it would save time as the export would complete faster
    - no need to have all the linked files of the whole document locally just to update one page
    - it would save me exporting one one some pages and then opening the old PDF file in Acrobat and replacing the updated page manually.

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