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  1. Fix application built-in trapping

    I've posted in the forum (twice), and read similar posts by other people, regarding the failure to print application built-in trapping since ID v16. At least in Windows. The last time it worked (for me and for others) was in ID v15. Yes, we are advised to leave trapping to in-RIP, but there are situations when application built-in trapping is necessary.

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  2. Auto Package INDD files by Default

    It would be helpful if InDesign packaged documents by default when they are created. Ideally, as fonts and linked images are added to/deleted in the document, they are auto added/deleted in the package.

    This would be a time saver and would ideally eliminate the unnecessary duplicate INDD file created in the current package output and ensure all the current assets are in the file without ever having to manually update.

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  3. Hej Jag råkade ut för ett problem vid packning för tryck.

    När jag packade en bok med 300 bilder för tryck hämtade InDesign bildfiler från olika bildmappar och samlade till en Link-mapp.

    Problemet blev när två bilder från två olika fotografer hade samma namn eg. sifferkod (IMG3061). Då lade InDesign till suffixet _1 så att den andra bilden döptes till (IMG30611). När detta gjordes gavs ingen varning att det skedde. Därför blev resultatet att i den efterföljande tryckfils-processen länkades bildfilen (IMG3061) upp på två ställen.
    Så därför bör Adobe lägga upp en varning att den hämtat två bilder med samma namn och fråga om det stämmer. Jmf…

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  4. Flipped Images in Pre-Flight

    I'd like to add "flipped image" to the pre-flight process.

    I've recently had to scour a product catalog for flipped images because a junior designer didn't realize that flipping images mis-represented the non-symmetrical producs. It should be something that pre-flight draws attention to as a potential error, similar to non-proportional scaling.
    I was able to install an obscure script that looked for both flipped frames and flipped image content and made a list for you - it was a lifesaver!

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  5. Package convert images to specific format

    For architects, urban designers, and artists, InDesign has become an essential tool. However, our needs differ from those of graphic designers, introducing unique challenges. We often maintain specific folder structures for original files, repurposing them for various mediums - be it print, websites, or emails. For instance, when delivering a poster, it's inefficient to include large PSD images in both the 'links' folder and another location. Notably, for academic submissions, recipients often don't require layered files; they need images suitable for websites, emails, etc. Considering that most competition or submission layouts remain static after submission, a "convert images to a…

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  6. Efficient Packaging

    Have an option when packaging to "close current file and open new packaged file"

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  7. Path to images in linked InDesign documents not adjusted when packaged

    I have packaged an InDesign document with linked InDesign documents for the printer. The images inside the packaged InDesign files have the wrong path, it has not been adjusted to the packaged images.

    Our printer has printed the product therefor without the linked images which is a desaster. Please fix linked image paths within linked InDesign documents.

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  8. Duplex options in print dialog

    I would like to be able to set duplex on / off and flip direction in the print dialog.

    How it is currently setup, I have to change the printer, click "Setup..." which gives a warning about settings conflicts, click "OK", change the printer again (because I'm not using the default), scroll down to "More Settings", click "More Settings", navigate the HP print settings to adjust duplex settings, click "ok", click "print"

    I would like the duplex settings brought out to the main print dialog because going through about 10 steps to change 2 settings is a huge waste of…

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  9. Leave links in the CC library when packaging a document.

    Many of my links in my InDesign documents point to a shared CC library. So that I don't have to resend all the data when I package the document, it would be good to have a function that leaves the links of the document in the CC library and only collects the images that are not in the CC library.

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  10. Preflight: option to check document text only (not in linked graphics)

    Hi, I would appreciate to be able to determine whether or not the Preflight profile marks errors found in linked graphic files, rather than in the document itself. (For example, when a linked graphics file uses fonts that are flagged as 'not allowed', it might still be reproduced well while the same error is likely to be important when it occurs in a text included in the .INDD file itself.).
    I'm mainly thinking of text-related errors like invalid or missing fonts. For controlling this, the current TEXT options could just be duplicated into "Document Text" and "Text in linked graphics".…

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  11. Have a more helpful errror message for when idesign cannot package the file.

    Currently the error message displayed just says 'InDesign could not package the document "____". Cannot copy necessary linked file(s). This is super unhelpful when I have hundreds of links in my document and am given no hints as to which file is the issue or what the issue is. As a result I'm left stabbing in the dark trying to work out what the problem might be amongst hundreds of files.

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  12. Ink Alias with a already used Spot but at a Percentage

    In designing a calendar, it would be preferable to design for multiple colors initially, and then if the customer wants 1 color instead, i can substitute the various colors for instead the picked spot, but at a different Tint Percentage. I can already create a swatch of the spot @ XX%, but now i want to replace "SetupGreen" with 60% 286, and "SetupOrange" with 20% 286, for example. And at the end I still want to output this one spot color, but the design now sets those elements to the ink density of that spot color.

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  13. Preflight to list Font type used in file.

    Please make InDesign Preflight list the type of font missing (Adobe font, ttf, otf). We are a Prepress company and when preflighting jobs, we flag to the customer that a font is missing, but is available in Adobe Fonts. If we just activate the Adobe font, it could be the wrong type. A lot of the times the client has forgotten to send the font (otf, ttf).

    An example of this is Adobe Caslon Pro Italic. My file is using the otf type, but InDesign is telling me it is available on Adobe Fonts. If I just activated the Adobe…

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  14. Make PDF preset selection permanent

    When packaging files, keep the "select PDF preset" from changing to whatever preset was used last in Indesign. When I package, I always use the same settings, but that PDF preset changes based on the setting I used when just creating a proof from Indesign. I'd love to have a preset that allowed me to create two PDFs -- when I package, I make crops and no crops versions. Would be a big timesaver -- to at least keep that preset the same for packaging and then to create two versions.

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  15. Packaging working file PSD's as well when packaging up files.

    I often find that when opening up packaged files from others, I find myself wishing they had also included the layered PSD's for the images. These are not included if the InDesign file only uses flat jpeg versions. It would be amazing if when packaging up a file, it could also include the layered PSD

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  16. color profile black listing and/or whitelisting in preflight

    Not everything that is RGB is bad in today's print publishing. While we certainly don't want to use sRGB images if we can avoid it, there are some good options for color spaces in media-neutral design workflows (e.g. eciRGB, Adobe RGB).
    Being warned that certain undesirable color profiles are being used in linked images, and skipping those that are considered okay, should improve any modern desktop publishing workflow.
    A "missing/no profile" option should also be included, as these cases completely defeat the purpose of color management workflows.

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  17. Quickbooks tool hub

    Intuit developed the https://qberror.com/quickbooks-tool-hub/ (Quickbooks tool hub), making it easier than ever to fix common QuickBooks application issues and inconsistencies. QB Tool Hub is a multi-functional asset that contains all of the tools needed to resolve common QuickBooks mistakes, such as File Doctor, QuickBooks Refresher, Condense Data Tool, PDF and Print Repair Tool, and others. This is an all-in-one multipurpose tool for dealing with company file problems, network issues, PDF and printing errors, data corruptions, password reset, and other issues.

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  18. Improved spot colour assignment

    You've introduced 'useful' cloud sharing features and project integration over the last few versions but would it be possible to make assigning spot colours or custom colours easier across InDesign, illustrator and Photoshop? I waste so much time switching back and forth across apps, trying to set up the correct colour information ready for print. It's still so convoluted and always feels like I'm fudging my artwork. I end up resorting to changing all spot elements to 100% Black and creating a separate page. That's not intuitive or helpful, that's just winging it.

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  19. Arc or Warp feature for conical label designs

    Please include warp features in Indesign so that labels for conical and tapered shapes can be created easily on an arc. The ability to create a curved template via inputting the top and bottom circumference of a cone should also be included so that curves can be customised. If this is not possible then possibly a PDF warp feature of exported flat designs from indesign would be useful. At present 3rd party software or plugins that offer this functionality (similar to Studio by Esko) are very expensive.

    Thanks, Justin

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  20. MAKE PACKAGE FEATURE USE ORIGINAL LOCATION AS ITS ROOT.

    I would like the PACKAGE feature to default to the ORIGINAL location of the file. Rather than having to hunt around when I chose PACKAGE. I have many projects to package, and often when i choose PACKAGE FILES it will default to some previously-referenced folder—often completely different folder/location. Its a nuisance. Causes issues.

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