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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. 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…

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  7. 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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  8. 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!

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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…

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