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  1. Need MORE features in InDesign's FORM tools.

    We need more controls in InDesign's FORMS tools.

    Although this was requested in https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20482882-more-options-when-creating-forms-via-indesign, it was closed after font controls were added.

    That's Not Enough! In fact, it's probably the least needed form feature of all.

    The short list of what's needed:

    — Add calculations and formula to a form field.

    — Add JavaScripts and other programming to a form field.

    — Color the background fill of a form field...and have it "stick" in the PDF, not be overridden by the user's Acrobat settings.

    — When using tables to create a matrix of form fields for layout purposes, we…

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  2. Alignment-options when creating Forms via InDesign

    Now it's possible to set fonts/typefaces but I am missing the alignment for the text (right, left, centered) and furthermore the format-selection (currency, numbers, date, percent ...)

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  3. Include original INDD filename in metadata on PDF export

    Include original INDD filename in metadata on PDF export.

    I often get PDFs from clients, usually well after a job has been completed, where they want to update it, or base a new document on the PDF. Some clients, no matter how many times you tell them not to, change the name of the PDF file, making it a little more difficult to find the source file. Or a new client will send me a PDF that I did not create... then I have to ask for the source file, and of course you get "deer in the headlights eyes".…

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  4. Choosing book layers to output for Print/PDF

    I produce several multi-language books & brochures that consists of up to 114 separate documents linked via a Book file. Each language has its' own layer with the same name in all documents while other layers are exclusive to, or only exist in some documents. Currently when I have to Print or create a PDF of a specific language I have to open every single document to activate the layers I want visible, save, and then proceed to output the entire book.

    I would like to propose that Indesign incorporate an additional tab in its' print/pdf dialog boxes that lists…

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  5. Add a "Clear All Alerts" button option to Background Tasks utility

    Sometimes I need to export files at a different setting to my ICC profiles setting and I have to clear the alerts after I have exported. It's very frustrating when I am exporting multiple times that I then have to select each individual file before deleting. Can we not have a "Clear All" option for multiple alerts, please? It would save lots of time when deleting.

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  6. Watermark-option when pdf-export (interactive) from InDesign

    When you export a pdf-file from InDesign (as an interactive pdf), there should be an option for watermarks.
    With this option you could save time because you don’t have to use Acrobat afterwards or create a new layer in InDesign.

    In Acrobat this option is already available, but with more opportunities (you don't need so many). It would be enough to have the following possibilities:
    - „text of your choice“
    - text scale
    - text opacity
    - text angle (0°, 45°, 90°)

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  7. Change label for "Use Document Bleed Settings" to "Use Active Document's Bleed Settings"

    When exporting a book under Export Adobe PDF > Marks and Bleeds > Bleed and Slugs, it would be helpful (for other users to avoid the frustration of learning the hard way as I just did) to know that this setting uses the active document's settings rather than each document's respective settings (Guessing this is a limitation with how PDF is constructed, otherwise is this perhaps actually a bug?), or if no document is active that it will apply all zeros.

    The latter was the problem I encountered and was not expecting, as every document in my book has the…

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  8. AUTOMATIC EXPORT INDISGN CC PERPAGE BASED ON CONTENT OR FILE ALREADY

    AUTOMATIC EXPORT INDISGN CC PERPAGE BASED ON CONTENT OR FILE ALREADY

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  9. ability to choose layers to print in the print dialogue

    It would be nice to have the ability to activate/deactivate layers in the print / export dialogue box, especially when printing book-files which contains a lot of documents with language layers. Now I'll have to open all documents one-by-one to switch language before I can print /export the complete book file for that language.

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  10. View tab> Select View Side by Side> Synchronous Scrolling

    Please add Synchronous Scrolling to Acrobat. We use PDFs to proof our InDesign documents. The Compare docs in Acrobat doesn't work because it eventually stop syncing and the pages are not side by side.

    View tab> Select View Side by Side> Synchronous Scrolling

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  11. Make two windows workable while exporting.

    I need to edit other files while waiting for the pdf export to finish.
    Please make a second window workable while exporting to pdf on the other.

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  12. Need Update of Indesign cc2020 with Page Curl transition option

    Indesign cc2020 Page Curl transition is not available because of the removal of Flash. I need the option to create and show off ebooks for our online customers' convenient. But Indesign cc2020 does not have this page transition option. Can we have the Page curl option in the next updates for Adobe Indesign cc2020? Thank you.

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  13. preflight errors alert in export

    When exporting to pdf, if there are missing fonts, links and/or overset text (probably some other options), we will have a prompt saying that we have those kind of errors and InDesign will allow us to fix the errors before creating the pdf.

    In the other hand, if we have missing glyphs for example, InDesign will create the pdf without any warnings.

    You can see the errors in the preflight panel but I think it can be easily overseen and this extra security step would help to fix these errors if needed.

    I think Indesign should show this prompt every…

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  14. 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.

    16 votes
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  15. Support "Go-to-Page Button" interactivity in a PDF

    It would be nice to create a BUTTON that links to another page in the document (PDF).

    Don't quite understand why this type of button interactivity is "dropped" in the first place.

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  16. When creating/editing a PDF Export Preset, please make the "View pdf after export" available again. It is currently gray'ed out.

    It is currently gray'ed out during preset creation, but had been available for MANY previous versions. I hate it that my PDFs no longer open automatically in Acrobat after creation. I found it VERY useful.

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  17. PDF progress

    Hi When exporting to PDF, would it be possible in the next available version to put a percentage figure in the top left of the toolbar (next the the pdf bars). This would save having to open the background panel to see the progress of the PDF creation. Thanks from an inpatient designer. H

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  18. Link to a Specific Page in external PDF File saved on the local disc -> choose between relative/absolute link

    It would be nice to have an option to open external file (pdf) saved on the local disc/folder on the specific page - the same way as url link ('#page=xx'). And it's also necessary to have an option select between relative/absolute link. If the file is distributed and the parent directory gets changed, it has to be still able to use the relative link (of course in case the original structure has not been changed).

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  19. PDF preset that includes a stored password

    When making PDFs, I'd like a way to make a preset that includes a stored password. When you have to make many PDFs with security, it's very time consuming to enter the same info over and over.

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  20. Export from Pages Panel

    The Pages panel — with pages selected — has a "print spreads/print pages" option in the contextual menu.

    An option to export the selected spreads/pages to PDF would be useful, especially if it could be done seamlessly, without need for the Export Adobe PDF dialog.

    Alternatively, the CMD-E shortcut with pages/spreads selected in the pages panel should bring up the Export Adobe PDF dialog with the selected page range already entered.

    This would be especially useful when exporting contiguous pages!

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