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  1. Be able to export pdfs by sections and using section markers as pdf file names.

    Be able to export pdfs by sections and using section markers as pdf file names. Also, being able to specify that each pdf start with page 1 regardless of the InDesign page number.

    8 votes
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  3. 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.

    14 votes
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  4. 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."

    6 votes
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. Include notes as comments

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

    35 votes
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  7. 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.

    6 votes
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  8. Artifacting Master Page Items—accessibility

    Within the past year, Adobe InDesign changed the way it handles items on a master page when the file is exported to accessible PDF.

    We used to be able to control each MP item and designate whether it was artifacted or kept live and tagged in the PDF reading orders. BUT, in recent versions of InDesign, EVERYTHING on the MP is automatically artifacted and we have no control over this.

    This fowls up workflows where some MP items must be kept live, tagged, and in the PDF's reading order, such as the project I'm working (series of fact sheets for…

    12 votes
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  9. 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.

    6 votes
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  10. Export selected pages

    I very frequently need to export only certain pages to PDF. I know I can type a range or multiple ranges. But it would realy speed up my professional work if I could just select the pages and hit 'Export selected pages...' in the contextual mouse menu.

    This feature was present until CS6 by a plugin named HandyTools by DTP Utils.

    39 votes
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  11. Please implement an option/script for the user to make the choice to turn backgroundprinting on or off..

    A button or checkbox to turn of the backgroundtask would be useful (like the famous script: "controlBackgroundExport.jsx" by Marijan Tomba.

    There are certain export/printjobs I want to see/follow in a processbar, even if that means that I am not able to work for that time.

    3 votes
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  12. Accessibility—Artifact tables for layout, but keep their content

    Sometimes designers use a table for layout purposes, not for a traditional spreadsheet-like matrix data in columns and rows.

    Example: A table that creates a complex, multi-celled form. For layout, it's easier to create rows and columns to hold the form labels and form control fields.

    However, when the form is exported to PDF, the table structure itself is not needed and often gets in the way of many assistive technologies.

    Need a way to artifact the table structure itself, but retain the content within the table as live text and form fields. And of course, have it correctly tagged…

    8 votes
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  13. Ability to add alternate text to long hyperlinks

    One of the suggested techniques for complying with WCAG 2.0 AA is to provide alternate text for long urls so that screen readers read the alt text rather than the url when tabbing through. This can only be done in acrobat at the moment. Which means it has to be done every time a PDF is created. We regularly amend our files and have many documents with many long (2 line) urls so it is going to be very time consuming to do this every time we create a PDF. I appreciate one way round it is to have human…

    6 votes
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  14. 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

    21 votes
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  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. 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.

    8 votes
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  17. 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.

    9 votes
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  18. Export Joboptions with and next to PDF / Apply Joboptions from any Location during PDF Export

    Don’t know if this has been suggested before:

    1) I would like to have the specific export settings (a.k.a. joboptions) exported to the same location as the PDF, e.g. per checkbox “Export joboptions”.

    2) If we could apply joboptions from anywhere on the fly (like via a “Load temporary joboptions” at the bottom of the PDF Export presets list, anyone who gets hold of my file could repeat my export in exactly the same way.

    3 votes
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  19. Move "missing links" prompt to before PDF export dialogue.

    Please move the "missing fonts" or "missing links" prompts to BEFORE the PDF naming and features preferences. I makes me nuts when navigate to where I'm dropping the final export, then name it, only to have an alert pop up telling me I'm missing something. I should be told that IMMEDIATELY.

    59 votes
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  20. After data merge, export to split PDF

    I do lots of work that involves creating personalized documents for event attendees (schedules, welcome letters, etc.). I merge attendee data from the registration site. Upon rendering a merged document, I should be able to export each page as an separate PDF using data fields as filenames. "Smith, John Itinerary.pdf" for each person, for example. The workaround for this involves generating and exporting bookmarks to Acrobat, which is convoluted and doesn't always work.

    22 votes
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