Remember last export format
The recently released feature to remember export settings and have them stick with individual documents was a good concept, but it has not been fully implemented.
As it stands, all it remembers is the 'type' of file that was exported – which in most cases is pretty pointless. I'm sure people know when they export their file whether it needs too be an EPS or a PDF.
What I thought the feature was going to be was something that remembered the complete export settings – for example with a print PDF it could keep the info relating to compression settings, marks and bleeds, PDF-X standard etc.
This would be really valuable when the file was next viewed, and even more valuable if the file is being shared with other people. It would guarantee that the file could be outputted consistently.
I often pick up jobs that other people in our studio have worked on and need to be able to make changes to the file then re-output at the same settings.
Steve Jenks commented
And to update this – it was a very short-lived feature. We now do not have the functionality – InDesign just remembers the file format of whatever was last exported – not the last export format of the file you have open.
If I export a file as a PDF, open another file and export it as a JPEG, then return to the first file, it will 'remember' JPEG as it's export format.
Is there a fix for this, other than perhaps resetting preferences constantly?