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  1. Extended PDF export features

    To add a custom preset feature where you could export a duplicate PDF with crop marks as well as a clean PDF all in one saving action. There is a lot of times in my line of work where we need both options (one for print and one for archiving) purposes. As of right now I have to export 2 files separately. Having a preset where I could just check the box when exporting would greatly save time and effort each time we go to export.

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    • Interactive button - Page destination - Acrobat

      In the menu 'Objects > Interactive objects > Convert to button' one get a panel with some options with mouse over effect and macros (what the button should execute after the use interact with it). So if you choose page destination 'Go to page' and then export to PDF (interactive) you get a warning error message, that the button will be visable in Acrobat, but the 'Go to page' commande will not work.

      This seems like an essential feature when dealing with interactivity.
      Please make it work directly within InDesign! It would be so much smoother than the workaround to…

      3 votes
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      • Export of all opened documents

        Please make it possible to export all opened InDesign documents at the same time. You can also use the same export defaults.

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        • 2 votes
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          • Loop Video in PDF

            Allow embedded movies used in Interactive PDF export to loop video. Or at least allow to embed GIFs.

            3 votes
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            • Relative paths to external files

              My goal is to do all the layout and linking in indesign then do an export to a PDF with hyperlinks. The PDF and all the external linked files will then be distributed to other computers via USB-stick or CD.
              The links has to be relative for this to work and I would like to have that option in the hyperlinks pod/panel or when doing a PDF (or HTML export).
              I have been waiting 10 years for this feature - I cant understand why it has not been implemented searching the internet. it must be a clear usecase for indesign.

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              • Media Panel - PDF options of Video playback

                Would be good if you could have more control over the behaviour of a video once output to PDF.

                Currently all videos properties are set to "disable Content is selected from the context menu"
                As a result I then have to edit each video property individually in acrobat DC to set it to
                "The page containing the content is closed"

                2 votes
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                • 3 votes
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                  • Interactive > Set Tab Order - greater sorting options

                    Allow the panel that opens when Interactive > Set Tab Order is invoked to be much larger so as to be able to sort interactive objects more easily. Allow them to be nested into groups to allow easier order sorting. Highlight actual object on page when selected in the order so as to easily identified when sorting large numbers.

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                      • Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

                        A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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                        • Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

                          A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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                          • Determine which image(s) are causing a problem with a pdf export.

                            It would be great if a future version of Indesign was able to determine which image file(s) could be causing a problem when trying to make a pdf, and error messages appear or it is not even possible to make the pdf. It takes a long time to find the image that is causing the problem when we have very large, multi-page documents. Thanks

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                            • Export to PDF Failure

                              I am running a Mac Pro 2013 on Mojave with the latest Creative Suite Download of InDesign (14 - see screenshot). Every time I try to export to PDF, or Package I get an error message saying PDF failure (see screenshot). The only work around I've found is to Export to JPEG and then open Acrobat and combine files into a PDF, which is not ideal for large reports.

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                              • Data Merge - allow "export to PDF" to have all features of regular PDF

                                When using the data merge function of InDesign, it is currently not possible to export to a PDF with the same functionality as exporting a PDF from a regular document - several checkboxes such as "Create Tagged PDF" and include hyperlinks are greyed out. I've written a much more detailed article about it here: https://colecandoo.com/2016/12/17/data-merge-pdf-export-vs-regular-pdf-export/

                                3 votes
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                                • PDF format that edible in Indesign

                                  PDF format that edible in Indesign, like photoshop and illustrator, so i can preview my work and edit in the same file

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Add page border / outline when exporting to PDF

                                    Please add a checkbox in the export to PDF- or print options to automatically add a frame / border / outline to the pages.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Packaged PDFs

                                      Please make the default for packaging PDFs include a .125 bleed, not 0 bleed. As a printer, or best workflow is pdf, but 99% of files received from clients contain no bleed when they are packaged. Also, I have not found a way myself to change the bleed amount for a packaged pdf. Please make this easier to edit as well.
                                      Thanks

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                                      • Notification after background task completes

                                        Sometimes background tasks can take a fair bit of time and we may switch to other things, take a phone call, go to lunch, meeting....If the Alerts panel was more about notifications, we would be able to know a bit more of what has happened with the task - if it completed, how long it took or even provide a link to view or email the exported PDF.

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                                        • Add a discription in the PDF filename with PDF presets

                                          Add a discription in the PDF filename with PDF presets.

                                          For example when you have a PDF-preset named HIGH RESOLUTION FOR PRINT you can add PRINT at the end of the filename (filename_PRINT.pdf)

                                          So in the future when you save a PDF file with that PDF preset, the word _PRINT will always be added to the filename. Off cours people can turn this off but it would be a nice feature :)

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