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  1. Print Booklet - Export Issues

    Print Booklet - Export Issues.
    Before the update back in January roughly the Print Booklet export was quick and very responsive.

    For some reason now the booklet export does takes over 3-5 minutes for even a small file which is only 4mb. Previously this would have taken seconds now it is taking long periods of time and also blocking my whole system up which will not allow me to use other programs etc.... This has only happened since the update from 2017 to 2018 Indesign CC.

    Has anyone else had this issue and has anyone got a fix for it.

    3 votes
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  2. Name PDF with the template name !

    I can export PDF by template ... but not include the name of this template in my PDF's name !! Why not ?!

    This evolution = better productivity ^^

    2 votes
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  3. Export file

    If I open a file and try to save this in another format I get redirected to the last directory I saved a file in that format previously. Would be easier to put it in the working directory I am working on with that document.

    1 vote
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  4. PDF Export Dialog

    I still don't get the reason why you need to separate between Print and Interactive on PDF export at first stage where you choose your file format.

    Please put make these options selectable in the PDF preset dialog insted.
    It happens too oft to me that i don't look at the little format field at the bottom and just take attention to where i want to export my filesttoo and then am presented to the wrong dialog forcing me to abort the procedure to start over again.

    Thank you!

    7 votes
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  5. Export a specific color separation directly to PDF without having to print to file first.

    Let's say you have a file that's CMYK plus one spot color (let's say Pantone 123). You want to create a PDF file for print that is only the separation of the Pantone 123 spot color. What I have to do now is create the color separation first by printing to file, then distill the resulting .ps file.
    Can there be a way to directly export the color separation by using Export to Print PDF?
    Maybe there is a way to do this already, but I have not been able to find any info online on how to do this.

    5 votes
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  6. Stop making new folders when I save individual pages to PDFs.

    For my magazine, I export multiple files (over 15) to the same name+page number with the page number being the only difference. The new export feature keeps making a subset folder with the same name which screws up copying the files to the first folder. I have to rename the subset folder, copy the files to the original folder and delete the subset folder. I prefer it not to make a folder at all.

    4 votes
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  7. Allow movie objects to be placed behind other layers

    I am working on a huge airport project at an architecture firm, and we want to be able to respond to requests for information with animation files, however, we cannot maintain our standard format because the movie files, when placed in an indesign file and exported to an interactive PDF, shift to the front layer and obscure all the written information we wish to include along with the file. I am considering using AfterEffects to create an entire animation with text overlayed, but the ease of use of InDesign would be sorely missed.

    2 votes
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  8. Correct the Distiller code which prevents pdf generation of large InDesign documents

    When using InDesign and creating a page layout larger than 200 inches wide, InDesign is unable to distill a press-quality pdf. This issue has been around it seems since 2015. The software code in InDesign's Distiller code needs to be finally fixed. The usage of large banners is growing and the inability to generate pdf the same size as an InDesign document is a defect and bug that needs to be corrected.

    2 votes
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  9. Estimated Output Size

    When saving a PDF output, it would be nice to choose your saving options (image quality, resolution) and get an estimated size. Like if you know you need something under 10MB, you could adjust your settings to match that without having to retry saving until you get the right size.

    7 votes
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  10. when creating pdf output, please make the crops .5" when bleed isn't specified, right now it saves to a weird measurement

    when bleed size isn't specified and crop marks are checked, pdf when exported adds a weird measurement to contain the crop marks. please let it be a standardized .5" -- that way when a pdf shows crops and bleed you can know that the finished size is 1 inch smaller, not have to do math with .389 or whatever. this will also help with print production as trimming in bindery is now mostly digital. the guys can punch in .5" and not have to do math or be fractionally off.

    2 votes
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  11. Export In Size

    Hello.

    It would be nice when we export in PDF or JPG to specify a size in MO to limit the size. And the compression automatically adjust to respect the size we've entered.

    It would avoid us to go on websites like IlovePDF to compress files.

    Thanks.
    Kind regards.

    3 votes
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  12. print to pdf as poster in custom page sizes

    Please add print poster to pdf as pages size feature like adobe dc in windows. In mac, we can't print poster as pdf files. Like print 1650 mm x 630 mm as 15 files pdf in F4 size, 330x5=1650 210x3=630. 1650 x 630 = 15 F4 Papers.

    1 vote
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  13. This is the first time that my adobe indesign files are exporting to a blank document. I see the images; I know they are there.

    Why are the pages exporting to blank? I have not allowed bleed or slugs and they still export blank. I cannot upload my published book.

    1 vote
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  14. Please increase the MAX page size to above 14400 pixels (20")

    Pdf can support page sizes up to miles long or wide.... (although this is slightly absurd, but yes, MILES long!) but if you create a large page in InDesign you are met with a lovely error message when you come to export. Larger page sizes would be beneficial for lots of reasons, app prototyping, print, really long articles and pictures of Giraffes ;-)

    Seriously though, please oh wise Adobe can you increase this limitation to a more reasonable number, Thank-you.

    Bob

    4 votes
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  15. Please allow for more than 1 inch of Offset for Printer's Marks when exporting PDFs

    Some vendors require more than 1" of bleed, especially on larger format layouts.
    Currently have to build layouts at reduced size to accomplish this.

    5 votes
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  16. Password protect PDF export presets

    Please allow users to password protect PDF-export settings, preventing unauthorized changes. Read/View only acces should be possible

    6 votes
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  17. Additional PDF export button for "CURRENT PAGE"

    Without a lot of expensive coding, could you add a button for "CURRENT PAGE" in the dialog box for export PDF? It would be a lot quicker than having to enter the page number every time you want to export each page separately.
    E.G.
    In Pages section
    ALL
    CURRENT PAGE
    RANGE

    20 votes
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  18. Restrict PDF-export to predefined presets

    Allow administrators to setup Indesign, restricting/forcing users to only be able to use predefined PDF-export presets, without the option to deviate from these settings

    2 votes
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  19. Disable PDF export override

    Administrators should be able to disable PDF-export overrides. By doing this, during the export pdf process, users should only be able to select a PDF-export preset, but not be able to change the predefined settings.

    2 votes
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