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  1. PDF conversion retry

    In InDesign CC, when you export a file as a PDF , but you previously just exported that same file as a PDF and still have it open, you get an error message saying: "Cannot save to the file [filename].pdf, because it is already open." I would like that dialog box to have a "Try Again" option.

    Right now I have to click "OK", close the PDF, then go back through the exporting dialog box. The "Try Again" function would allow me to just close the PDF then just click "Try Again", which would use the same settings I just…

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    • Place indd documents do not work when hyperlinks are exported.

      Place indd documents do not work when hyperlinks are exported.

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      • Import/Export PDF Comments

        The new "Import PDF comments" feature is nice but ideally, you could retain some of the unresolved comments in the subsequent export. It was also be great to have the ability to reply to the comments. The new feature works great for minor fixes but if the comments are unclear or further communication is needed on the topic it would be great to be able to keep them comment with a reply, etc. Thank you!

        12 votes
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        • Add page border / outline when exporting to PDF

          Please add a checkbox in the export to PDF- or print options to automatically add a frame / border / outline to the pages.

          5 votes
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          • Add a discription in the PDF filename with PDF presets

            Add a discription in the PDF filename with PDF presets.

            For example when you have a PDF-preset named HIGH RESOLUTION FOR PRINT you can add PRINT at the end of the filename (filename_PRINT.pdf)

            So in the future when you save a PDF file with that PDF preset, the word _PRINT will always be added to the filename. Off cours people can turn this off but it would be a nice feature :)

            7 votes
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            • PDF Comments in InDesign (Make Icons Smaller or Transparent)

              We love the new feature for importing pdf comments into InDesign! The only problem is that the comment icons are so large that I can't see the type underneath to make the edit. I have to delete the comment and then try to remember the edit and figure out exactly where it goes. Could you make the icons smaller or transparent (or perhaps allow us to make these adjustments with "PDF Comments Options")? Thanks!

              6 votes
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              • export pdf

                In my previous version of InDesign CS5.5. I could immediately type a number in and it would replace the page range. Now i have to tab to that section or manually select the range with my mouse. It doesn't sound like a lot but it greatly slows down my workflow...
                Should be an easy fix!

                4 votes
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                • Determine which image(s) are causing a problem with a pdf export.

                  It would be great if a future version of Indesign was able to determine which image file(s) could be causing a problem when trying to make a pdf, and error messages appear or it is not even possible to make the pdf. It takes a long time to find the image that is causing the problem when we have very large, multi-page documents. Thanks

                  2 votes
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                  • Can there be an export option that exports all layers into there own pdf all at once and not have to export each layer one at a time?

                    Can there be an export option that exports all layers into there own pdf all at once and not have to export each layer one at a time? Example: I have 20 layers in a document and need to export each on as a pdf. I would like to do that with one export option and each layer retain its name in the pdfs.

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                    • Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

                      A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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                      • Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

                        A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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                        • In Indesign interactive PDF buttons set link destination options for opening the url

                          In Indesign interactive PDF buttons set link destination options for opening the url

                          like blank page, self etc...just like in html is possible.

                          So when you view a interactive PDF online and you click on a link the destination opens in a new window or tab, just like you selected in Indesign. And not only in the window you are viewing.

                          3 votes
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                          • Export to PDF Failure

                            I am running a Mac Pro 2013 on Mojave with the latest Creative Suite Download of InDesign (14 - see screenshot). Every time I try to export to PDF, or Package I get an error message saying PDF failure (see screenshot). The only work around I've found is to Export to JPEG and then open Acrobat and combine files into a PDF, which is not ideal for large reports.

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                            • Allow export to BOTH pages AND spreads in the SAME export window.

                              Allow export to BOTH pages AND spreads in the SAME export window.

                              6 votes
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                              • Packaged PDFs

                                Please make the default for packaging PDFs include a .125 bleed, not 0 bleed. As a printer, or best workflow is pdf, but 99% of files received from clients contain no bleed when they are packaged. Also, I have not found a way myself to change the bleed amount for a packaged pdf. Please make this easier to edit as well.
                                Thanks

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                                • In Indesign interactive PDF buttons set link destination options for opening the url

                                  In Indesign interactive PDF buttons set link destination options for opening the url

                                  like blank page, self etc...just like in html is possible.

                                  So when you view a interactive PDF online and you click on a link the destination opens in a new window or tab, just like you selected in Indesign. And not only in the window you are viewing.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • measurements to page and or items

                                    we would like to have dynamic measurements that show in the Slug the sizes of the total page. and also that it shows the measurements from the fold line to fold line.

                                    This is good for all of us who make package designs in Indesign. or giving an exact position of items from each other.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Creating a PDF with its actual file name

                                      When creating a PDF can the name of the file be exactly as the document working on, not adopting an old file name you've create the file from?

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Automatically create page hyperlinks from page. numbers entered to the page in the document

                                        Have an option so that when typing an index and I type in a page number on the index page the program automatically creates a hyperlink to that page - it would save me hours every year. Even if you had to create a column within a table or something to do this.....

                                        Of use the chapter heading at the top of the page to automatically create an index

                                        3 votes
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                                        • PDF Exporting

                                          Ability to allow multiple page documents to be exported individually.

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