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  1. Make two windows workable while exporting.

    I need to edit other files while waiting for the pdf export to finish.
    Please make a second window workable while exporting to pdf on the other.

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  2. Support "Go-to-Page Button" interactivity in a PDF

    It would be nice to create a BUTTON that links to another page in the document (PDF).

    Don't quite understand why this type of button interactivity is "dropped" in the first place.

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  3. Link to a Specific Page in external PDF File saved on the local disc -> choose between relative/absolute link

    It would be nice to have an option to open external file (pdf) saved on the local disc/folder on the specific page - the same way as url link ('#page=xx'). And it's also necessary to have an option select between relative/absolute link. If the file is distributed and the parent directory gets changed, it has to be still able to use the relative link (of course in case the original structure has not been changed).

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  4. Creating Imposition of Documents

    Creating Imposition of Documents when packaging and exporting to PDF it should ask which type of binding you required (staple pin, hardbound, saddle stich, gum bind etc) , the size of paper, Start of document first page for example in english the first page starts from right and Arabic it is reverse and then creates a pdf with imposition layout to the print format.

    I have attached screen shot which is layout of imposition of pdf document.

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  5. Video quality in PDFs should be better

    Videos shouldn't be integrated as Flash in 2020. There are better standards from HTML5.

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  6. File-size Preview

    Seeing the estimated file-size preview prior to export taking place would be a huge benefit, when trying to hit a certain file size limit.

    At least begin by allowing for file-size preview for files up to, say, 50mb? Then as time goes on, improve this feature.

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  7. PDF tags are lost when placed in InDesign

    When I place any PDF in Indesign (and this I do very often), which include pre-created accessible PDFs, the tags go away and the complete exported Pdf becomes inaccessible and tag-less.
    The only tag that I get in the exported PDF is <Figure> tag.
    Com'on adobe you can do better than this

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  8. Preflight warning of unlicensed stock / watermarked images from CC Libraries

    When publishing Preflight could warn of unlicensed stock / watermarked images from CC Libraries that are visible in the document.
    This would help prevent such mistakes from making it into the final published version.

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  9. Interactive PDF with validated (a.k.a. pre-formatted) fields

    In inDesign, the PDF dialog really needs to have all of the functionality when formatting interactive fields as Adobe Acrobat Pro does.

    I try to set up my interactive forms in inDesign for ease and efficiency of workflow, but when my manager asks me to "create them as validated fields" (i.e. the phone number is pre-formatted to be a 10 digit number input only, a SSN is also formatted to be a 9 digit number only, etc.) then I have to add another step in the process by re-doing the interactive fields in Acrobat, which is a major headache and…

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  10. Sync PDF Export Options

    It'd be great to sync custom PDF export presets in Creative Cloud. Right now, PDF presets are saved locally, so they are not accessible across different devices. If Creative Cloud synced these settings, it would be very helpful for productivity across different machines.

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  11. Export alternate layouts with layout name

    It's been mentioned before, but seriously, it would save a lot of time, especially when exporting assets for social media that use the same size all the time. And that the export layout name is used in all exports nor only pdf.

    Illustrator is able to do this =)

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  12. Export Book: Option to export documents in book as individual PDFs

    When using the book export, it would be wonderful to have the option to export the documents that make up the book as separate PDFs.

    This option would be useful whether exporting the entire book to PDF or exporting selected documents to PDF. Metadata embedded in each document of the book would be included in the export to pdf.

    For example, I currently create a journal using the book function to pull together and organize the separate INDD files for the cover, TOC, and articles. Once the journal is completed, I need to generate the following PDFs:


    1. Entire journal as…
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  13. Scroling Frame in PDF

    Make Scroling Frame exportinable in PDF or over publishing formats

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  14. Remember last export format

    The recently released feature to remember export settings and have them stick with individual documents was a good concept, but it has not been fully implemented.

    As it stands, all it remembers is the 'type' of file that was exported – which in most cases is pretty pointless. I'm sure people know when they export their file whether it needs too be an EPS or a PDF.

    What I thought the feature was going to be was something that remembered the complete export settings – for example with a print PDF it could keep the info relating to compression settings,…

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  15. Media Panel - PDF options of Video playback

    Would be good if you could have more control over the behaviour of a video once output to PDF.

    Currently all videos properties are set to "disable Content is selected from the context menu"
    As a result I then have to edit each video property individually in acrobat DC to set it to
    "The page containing the content is closed"

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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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 ^^

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