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  1. 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.

    29 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    89 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 3 votes
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  7. 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.

    10 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 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/

    3 votes
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  10. Media Panel - PDF options of Video playback

    Would be good if you could have more control over the behaviour of a video once output to PDF.

    Currently all videos properties are set to "disable Content is selected from the context menu"
    As a result I then have to edit each video property individually in acrobat DC to set it to
    "The page containing the content is closed"

    2 votes
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  11. Individual PDFs - prefix page number

    Thanks for the new export to individual pages!!! Would it be possible for the page number to be a prefix? My InSite provider wants the page numbers in the front of the file name. Perhaps it could be an option along with suffix?

    Otherwise I'm stuck batch renaming all my files before uploading which is just adding another step to make a mistake.

    Thanks.

    8 votes
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  12. Export PDF Booklet

    Instead of having to do "File>Print Booklet" and hassling with making a post script file and making a PDF from that (which doesn't ever seem to work the right way for me) there should be an option to export a booklet PDF. So many of the printers I work with request a booklet PDF and it would make everything so much easier if there was this option.

    21 votes
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  14. More options when creating Forms via InDesign

    InDesign has a few features that make it possible to export an interactive PDF-Formular directly from InDesign.

    This CAN save a lot of time when customers require changes on these Files but sadly InDesign is missing out a lot of features that Adobe Acrobat has - even though it'd be a lot easyier to set everything up in InDesign.

    So in my opinion the Formular menue needs some improvement and get more functionality (In Acrobat you can define a font VS via InDesign you can't) since more and more customers request Interactive PDF-Forms etc.

    It would be valuable to us…

    76 votes
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  15. Outline type when exporting PDF

    For various reasons, I export most of my high-res PDFs with the type outlined. Once a piece is finalized, I'll duplicate any pages in the file, then outline the type before exporting. It's not ideal (it confuses anyone new who comes in and has to work with our files), but it works.

    The downfall is that, if there are any links using live type, that won't get outlined. And if it's a multi-page document, we wind up with a LOT of outlining and a ton of pages.

    It would be AMAZING if InDesign included the option to outline all type…

    13 votes
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  16. Relative paths to external files

    My goal is to do all the layout and linking in indesign then do an export to a PDF with hyperlinks. The PDF and all the external linked files will then be distributed to other computers via USB-stick or CD.
    The links has to be relative for this to work and I would like to have that option in the hyperlinks pod/panel or when doing a PDF (or HTML export).
    I have been waiting 10 years for this feature - I cant understand why it has not been implemented searching the internet. it must be a clear usecase for indesign.

    1 vote
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  17. Package file with Interactive PDF

    Make "Interactive PDF" an option when including a PDF in a package.

    2 votes
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  18. PDF export naming

    I see a lot of ideas when it comes to PDF export and file naming behavior. All ideas could come together in 1 overall feature. In the left export column can be added an extra option called File naming.

    The option containes the ability to force InDesign to use the original filename and you can choose extra options for naming. Such as prefix and/or suffix. Here you can also select the option to export single pages or spreads to PDF

    13 votes
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  19. Accessibility—PDF Export Preset

    In PRINT PDF export options, we have the option of saving settings as JobOptions which can be selected in the future from a drop-down menu.

    Need the same capability in INTERACTIVE PDF export options, too.

    And we also need preset for accessibility from both PRINT and INTERACTIVE PDF exports, one that ships and installs with InDesign and PDF Maker (MS Office) to automatically set the options for tagging and tab order.

    10 votes
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  20. Preserve filename on PDF export

    This is a common issue having looked around the internet for a solution...

    PDF export uses the name of the file up until the point where a user changes the name of the PDF before export, then saves the file after the export is done. That changed name is then written into the file and used as this is the expected behaviour.

    However, this becomes an issue if you are repurposing the same artwork at different sizes (for example) where you have to manually override the filename on each export.

    It would be great if a future InDesign build had…

    46 votes
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