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  1. 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.

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  2. 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…

    2 votes

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  3. 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.

    1 vote

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Adicionar Botão ou Campo para Inserir imagem em PDF interativo no Indesign

    Olá amigos da Adobe,

    Gostaria de sugerir Adicionar Botão ou Campo para Inserir imagem em PDF interativo dentro do Indesign.

    Que no PDF Interativo (finalizado) obtenha um campo para a pessoa inserir imagem e ficar armazenada dentro do pdf
    PDF Interativo no Indesign

    1 vote

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  8. Enable black only trim and bleed marks for digital print export.

    Enabling black only trim and bleed marks will reduce the need for third party software. Digital presses print process marks in full color on black and white pages. These have to be removed so that the client does not pay color rates for black and white pages in a book.

    1 vote

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  9. Please add editable presets for Quick Export menu in the new share menu

    It would be very helpful to customize the Quick Export presets to the user’s needs. Also a setting how many presets are displayed would be great. Three options are maybe not enough for most users.

    17 votes

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  10. InDesign needs to export to PDF/UA

    There is currently no option to export to PDF/UA compliant PDF files. PDF/UA is an ISO standard and base for compliance to accessibility laws.

    Especially in the public sector, where you need to create documents that comply to accessibility regulations this is a must!

    We plan to use InDesign to create accessible PDF forms at a public university in Austria. We are bound by laws to only use software, that allows us to produce accessible content. The creative cloud bundle and acrobat are industry standards, and it is not understandable, why InDesign as part of this suite does not apply…

    10 votes

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  11. Interactive features retained when PDFs placed in InDesign

    When PDFs are placed into an INDD layout, and then the layout is exported to a new PDF, all of the interactive features in the 1st (or source) PDF are removed:

    -- Hyperlinks in the source PDF
    -- Buttons in the source PDF
    -- Accessibility tags and functions in the source PDF

    It's as if the PDF is treated like a dead graphic. All of the interactive features built into it are lost and must be recreated manually in Acrobat.

    Two excellent examples of how disastrous this is for designers:

    1) When a magazine places a PDF of an advertiser's…

    3 votes

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  12. Export PDF named from CSV file

    Hi.

    When I use variable data to create individual PDF files, I like to add a different and particular numbers for each pdf from a CSV file, and not consecutive numbers (1, 2 , 3, 4...)

    Thanks!

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  13. PDF forms: Set text as DATE field

    Requesting that this function from Acrobat would be implemented in InDesign to speed up creation of PDF forms. Thanks : )

    3 votes

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  14. Make embedded video readable in Adobe Reader as before

    For many years InDesign has given us the feature to embed video in PDFs. We built a business round this format. Now, with the demise of Flash Player, all our ebooks with embedded video (not Flash content) are not usable by the customers who have bought them over past years, all round the world. We pay no small sum to use InDesign and CS. You have given us this format, which still exists, yet you won't update Adobe Reader with a media player to play the resulting files. How difficult can this be? Other formats exist, yes, but none of…

    3 votes

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  15. Export of selection of pages could be easier...

    It would be great to just select pages in the pages-window and then automatically have them selected with their page numbers in the export-toolbox.

    3 votes

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  16. Allow for an export with restrictions to have multiple changes allowed

    When you export a pdf from InDesign, and you select the option to restrict editing with a password, it would be super helpful to have more than one option available under the 'changes allowed' .... for instance, if I want the pdf to be filled out AND allow for deleting of pages, I cannot do that. It would be great it you could chose as many of those options as possible upon exporting with a password.

    1 vote

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  18. 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.

    1 vote

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  19. Export PDF from InDesign with comments pre marked up

    Load in comments in InDesign and export to PDF.
    Currently, you need to export to PDF > Open in Acrobat find the section to add the comment.

    Would be killer and save time - Cheers :)

    1 vote

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  20. "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.

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