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  1. Black only crops

    When printing or exporting to a pdf file for print, can we have an option of black only crop marks. The reason is when we print to our Xerox Igen 4 and there is a mixture of color and black and white pages, the pages with just black text register as color because of the registration colored crop marks and on large runs it can add up to a lot of money. Thank you.

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  2. Extended PDF export features

    To add a custom preset feature where you could export a duplicate PDF with crop marks as well as a clean PDF all in one saving action. There is a lot of times in my line of work where we need both options (one for print and one for archiving) purposes. As of right now I have to export 2 files separately. Having a preset where I could just check the box when exporting would greatly save time and effort each time we go to export.

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  3. 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 :)

    8 votes
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  4. 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?

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. Password protect PDF export presets

    Please allow users to password protect PDF-export settings, preventing unauthorized changes. Read/View only acces should be possible

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  8. Fold marks in export settings for spreads

    Hello,

    I work with cover spreads quite a bit....3 facing pages. Back Cover-Spine-Front Cover. The printer I work with, a very large commercial printer, requests fold marks on the spine. They want them the same size/offset as the outer crop marks. When you have a spread and you check "crop marks" in the export settings, InDesign puts marks on the spine that are smaller and offset further away from the trim than the outer marks. They really do no good. I think it would be extremely beneficial if there was a "Fold Mark" option in the export settings for when…

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  9. MultiCore

    Let the Export Engine Part for PDF's use Multicore,
    to process big render heavy files with transparence effects better.

    7 votes
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  10. Placed pdf loses interactivity features and accessibility tags.

    When PDFs are placed into an InDesign layout and then the entire layout is exported to PDF, the placed PDFs are converted to <Figure> tags in the final PDF.

    There are many time when designers must incorporate an existing PDF into their documents, such as:

    -- Multi-page PDF of an existing document.

    -- A pre-made PDF AcroForm

    -- In annual reports, an official letter from a president, commissioner, or other authority.

    -- In financial reports, the required letter from the accounting firm as well as the financial balance sheets.

    In these above cases, the placed PDFs are official documents that…

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    Hi,
    What all things would you like PDF to retain? (alt text, tags and what else?)

    Currently when PDF is imported, its imported as a single graphic.

    Would you want the tags and alt text to be mapped to their correct assets in InDesign? and those tags and alt text be also editable from within InDesign after PDF is imported?

    Or should they be remapped and restored once the document with placed PDF is again exported to PDF from InDesign?

    Would want to know more about the proposed solution / workflow

    Thanks

  11. Hyperlink in Data Merge

    Please, please, please add the hyperlink data field when using Data Merge. Why can we generate a QR code, but not add a simple URL to a box or a text or whatever you want, visibile in an interactive PDF? Please add this function, doing press releases is transforming me into a monkey!

    7 votes
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  12. Fast book export to PDF

    When you have a book with a lot of files inside (more than 100), the export to PDF takes a lot of time. The mouse stucks and it ist not possible to work effectively.
    Every day we are working multiple times with the book funktion.
    A new PDF Export will be very nice and very very helpful.

    7 votes
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  13. Export All Alternate Layouts as PDFs With Layout Name

    I use the alternate layout tool a lot to group different sized content in the same InDesign file.

    While I know I can select the layout as a range during export, it would be a huge timesaver to be able to export all of my layouts as separate PDFs and then just add the alternate layout name to the end of the PDF file.

    Ideally this could be a check box in the export settings "export each alternate layout as a separate file"

    7 votes
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  14. Interactive > Set Tab Order - greater sorting options

    Allow the panel that opens when Interactive > Set Tab Order is invoked to be much larger so as to be able to sort interactive objects more easily. Allow them to be nested into groups to allow easier order sorting. Highlight actual object on page when selected in the order so as to easily identified when sorting large numbers.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. 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…

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  19. 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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  20. PDF Tag Preview

    PDFs have to be tagged properly for ADA compliance. It would be nice to be able to preview (in InDesign) what the tag structure will look like when exported to PDF. This would prevent having to return to the source file if there is inappropriate nesting of tags, incorrect tags, etc. This would be especially helpful with complicated (multi-level) lists.

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