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  1. 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

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    • 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.

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      • PDF Export improvement

        Great news that it is now possible to export multi page file as separate PDFs. However that automatically created (not optional) subfolder is unnecessary.

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        • Allow us to create PDF (or postscript file) for thumbnails.

          Currently InDesign will not let me create a PDF of thumbnails for a document. This would be valuable because I could then send a compact PDF file to a colleague for layout review, before sending the full PDF.

          Alternatively, allow the creation of a PostScript file. Right now, if I try do do it in the printer menu, it disables the thumbnails options; if I try to use it via the Printer… button, it seems to work — even asking me to pick the filename — but does not create the PS file.

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          • Scaleable exporting PDF

            For many 'big print' applications, you need to upload your design in 100% off the format. But, in many cases, your design is made in 1:10 scale for better cross design, workflow and speed of Indesign.

            It would be nice to 'export' your file in a scale. So that your Indesign doc remains the 1:10 scale (or else) and your PDF can easily be twice or ten times bigger. This is very handy for roll-up banner, screens, walls etc. You can say that Indesign should not be the right application for big print. But if i want that the brochure,…

            9 votes
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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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.

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                      • Form Field Export Tags

                        Form fields tags aren't exporting properly for tagged pdfs in the newest Indesign (13.0.1). The tags won't show up in the file therefore not allowing the pdfs to pass the accessibility checker. The only work around I'm finding is to re-install the 2017 CC, save the files out as an idml and reopen and export from there. There are no issues when exporting as tagged pdf from the 2017 CC.

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                        • Shutterstock watermark alert

                          The Shutterstock plugin is a great tool for easy access to the image database. Drag and drop the desirable picture into the lay-out.
                          It would help if watermark pictures would be detected while exporting to pdf.

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                          • Include notes as comments

                            Could you please include the PDF export options "Include notes as annotations" from InCopy in Indesign?
                            Thank you

                            28 votes
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                            • Expand exporting options to include splitting an ID file

                              I would like to be able to export multiple-page InDesign files as single-page pdfs and use the section markers as the pdf file names.

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                              • Save as PDF options unsupported.

                                There is no auto work around save multiple pages as a layout in PDF.

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                                • Batch Single Page PDF Creation

                                  Please add an option to export ranges of pages as single page PDF files from Indesign like Illustrator(save individual artboards). This would simplfy sending pages to assembly station for imposition and corrections afterward.

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                                    FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                                    Hi All, this feature is now available in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1

                                    Kindly update InDesign to get access to this feature.

                                    Regards
                                    Javed

                                  • PDF export profiles shall store all settings

                                    Until now, coming from CS2, Indesign was not able to store the security settings in a PDF export profile. Every time when exporting a PDF I have to set these settings manually, plus the password. I know I could do that in Acrobat with an action, but that's only worth doing when exporting more than two files at once. The same PDF profiles could also be used by Distiller when converting EPS to PDF by drag 'n drop, so the target PDF would always be password protected. I call this automation.

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                                    • One-click export profiles

                                      I have to export documents with same content but different header/footer versions for different customers. I'm doing by manually switching master pages. This is not part of the export procedure, but still time consuming enough.
                                      When exporting, it would be nice to have one or mutliple one-click export profiles, like when you need a PDF for web publishing in 150dpi and passworded and another PDF for print in 300dpi, not passworded. My wish: Indesign shall store all settings for an export profile (including password, which it doesn't) and make them avilable as "Save as PDF from profile" with only a…

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                                      • Interactive PDF Formulas

                                        In Acrobat it is possible to set up simple math formulas such that when a user fills in a box, it auto fills some other boxes. Why can't I just do that in InDesign?

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                                        • InDesign Encoder

                                          Hi fellows and Adobe Community?

                                          I work every day on Adobe softwares like Photoshop Illustrator InDesign and also on Premiere Pro and After Effect.
                                          Today, I would like to point something and I let you join this conversation and leave comments.

                                          One thing I really appreciate with Premiere and After, is that I can still work on my projects while I'm exporting videos or animations in Media Encoder. One thing I don't really like using InDdesign, is that when I'm doing an export file, PDF or JPG or whatever, I cannot keep going work in InDesign.

                                          Hey Adobe crew. Is…

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