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  1. Loop Video in PDF

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

    6 votes
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  2. Enhance the new Suffix feature for exporting single Pages or single Spreads as PDF

    The new Suffix feature allows three parameters: ^#, ^P and ^S. So far so good.
    To make the feature complete I would suggest a couple of other parameters:

    ^N for page names
    Page names like i, ii, iii or a, b, c or 001, 002, 003 would be possible.
    Also names like 200 for the first page in a document that starts with 200 for page one.

    ^X for section prefixes ( max. of 8 characters )

    ^A for names of Alternate Layouts

    ^W for width of page

    ^H for height of page

    ^Pt , ^mm, ^In etc.pp. for unit…

    54 votes
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  3. Keyboard shortucts for export presets / forget last export format

    In a fast-paced, pdf-only workflow, having files remember their last export format is a frustrating hindrance! An option/preference to NOT do that would be great! AND/OR... the ability to add a keyboard shortcut to specific export formats that would override any previous settings would be ideal!!

    (Apologies if that's all already doable. If it is, someone please enlighten me!)

    Thanks!

    1 vote
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  4. Background Task Toggle on/off

    The Background Task hangs when making a PDF. Add a toggle on/off of the Background Tasks to force a foreground PDF export. This has been an issue for many years and still isn't corrected!

    2 votes
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  5. Export All Alternate Layouts as PDFs With Layout Name

    I use the alternate layout tool a lot to group different sized content in the same InDesign file.

    While I know I can select the layout as a range during export, it would be a huge timesaver to be able to export all of my layouts as separate PDFs and then just add the alternate layout name to the end of the PDF file.

    Ideally this could be a check box in the export settings "export each alternate layout as a separate file"

    2 votes
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  6. 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,…

    1 vote
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  7. Black only crops

    When printing or exporting to a pdf file for print, can we have an option of black only crop marks. The reason is when we print to our Xerox Igen 4 and there is a mixture of color and black and white pages, the pages with just black text register as color because of the registration colored crop marks and on large runs it can add up to a lot of money. Thank you.

    3 votes
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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. Form Field Calculations in InDesign

    With InDesign's form tools, we're missing the ability to add calculations to form fields in InDesign, and that task must be done manually in Acrobat.

    To start, I'd like to be able to build simple calcs into my InDesign forms. Example:

    And expense report has a form field for each day of the week, and then a total for all of the days. Would like a simple summation calc that I could use for rows of fields or columns of fields. Or both!

    Another example: multiplication of quantity times price. Or multiplication of 5% sales tax on an amount field.

    39 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Adobe PDF Presets / Transparency Flattener Presets " Convert Text To Outlines" Feature Not Working

    In all previous versions of Illustrator and InDesign, when saving a PDF, I have been able to set my PDF settings to convert all text to outlines by checking "Convert All Text To Outlines" in my Adobe PDF preset. Since my recent update to 23.0.3, this feature is no longer working properly. The setting is still an option, however, upon save/export of the PDF, text is not converted to outlines as it previously was.

    I have reached out to customer support for this issue and have been informed that this issue is "expected behavior of the software".

    How is this…

    1 vote
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  12. Custom SECURITY when creating presets for exporting PDFs.

    Let us customize SECURITY when creating presents for exporting PDFs. My current workflow would be EIGHT less steps!

    1 vote
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  13. Still need MORE design options Forms via InDesign

    This is still a current problem, it has been posted before but CLEARLY many people still have this frustrating problem that InDesign cannot preform the ENTIRE task of design and execution of an interactive form without the use of Acrobat. Specifically text colour and alignment/positioning in field.

    1 vote
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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. Abbreviations & Acronyms PDF accessibility

    There is currently no way tag either abbreviations or acronyms in InDesign.

    Having spent an entire day entering expansion text for the phrase "Title IX" in Acrobat because I couldn't properly prep the document in InDesign, I'm now dreading and future revisions.

    Please beef up the accessibility options in InDesign, including the ability to tag both abbreviations and acronyms.

    12 votes
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  16. Make InDesign be able to import/Export comments from/to PDF

    I want to be able to get the comments from PDF into InDesign so that I can easily incorporate/respond on the comments from people.

    90 votes
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  17. PDF Export Formatting Issue

    I found that no matter what export options I use or how I format my file, it exports incorrectly. My content is in 2 columns on InDesign but when exported it seems pretty random how the PDF is structured (see the image).

    This poses a problem for parsing software to be able to read the document in the correct order. It's common practice within most companies to use this for resumes. I'm sure it's also used elsewhere as well.

    I've contacted support and they tried to resolve the issue by using my computer remotely. They found that this feature is…

    1 vote
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  18. 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/

    4 votes
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  19. 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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