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  1. Allow the initial view of PDFs Created in InDesign to be set in InDesign

    Have settings within the PDF export window that allow to to set the initial view when opening the PDF, i.e two page continuous, or two up with cover page) without having to open the PDF in Acrobat and select this feature every time you create a new PDF.

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    • Movies in interactive PDF

      MP4 files that work everywhere in interactive PDFs would be so big. You’d own the world, dude.

      This has to be on top of a list somewhere, it ain’t rocket science to understand how important this is. Buy someone or something, just get it done.

      3 votes
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      • Ability to scroll pages even in the export pdf menu.

        In previous versions was possible to scroll in pages tab even when the PDF export dialog window was open, that was great to scroll in content and select all pages I needed to preview printed.

        Not sure, if it wasn't just bug before but I am missing it now.

        2 votes
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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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.

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              • 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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                • Create merged pdf from layers of one file

                  Have a file with multiple languages with each language on a separate layer that must be combined into one pdf file. Would like to be able to export once and have all pdfs completed from InDesign.

                  One document contains 26 different languages that must be exported.

                  3 votes
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                  • Use layout name and custom text for export separate PDFs

                    Would love to see the ability to type custom text in the suffix for export separate PDF. Also, would like to see the ability to add the layout name from the flyout menu, currently it's only "incremental numbers," "page number" and "page size."

                    2 votes
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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Increase Default Offset crop marks to .125 in

                            When you create a PDF from InDesign, the Default Offset for the Marks and Bleeds is .0833 in. Why is that, when the usual minimum bleed is .125 in. Yes, we can change it. But do you know how many people change it? ...not many.

                            3 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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

                                  12 votes
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                                  • 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.

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                                    • 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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                                      • 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.

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                                        • 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.

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