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  1. Make the Set Tab Order... panel resizable and interactive elements be allowed to be grouped into Sets

    Make the Set Tab Order... panel resizable. When there are numerous interactive elements on a page, the tiny Set Tab Order panel is cumbersome to use. Make it re-sizable for convenience. Also interactive elements should also be able to be grouped into Sets in the Set Tab Order panel for easy sorting.

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  2. Make layered PDFs Illustrator compatible

    Currently, layers made from PDF exported in InDesign are not preserved when the PDF is opened in Illustrator. Would be real helpful if they were.

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  3. Automatically convert table cells to fillable forms for PDF

    Currently, as far as I know, adding fillable forms to a table requires drawing a text frame above each form. This is time consuming. It should be possible to create text fields from existing cells.

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  4. 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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  5. preflight errors alert in export

    When exporting to pdf, if there are missing fonts, links and/or overset text (probably some other options), we will have a prompt saying that we have those kind of errors and InDesign will allow us to fix the errors before creating the pdf.

    In the other hand, if we have missing glyphs for example, InDesign will create the pdf without any warnings.

    You can see the errors in the preflight panel but I think it can be easily overseen and this extra security step would help to fix these errors if needed.

    I think Indesign should show this prompt every…

    2 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. PDF preset that includes a stored password

    When making PDFs, I'd like a way to make a preset that includes a stored password. When you have to make many PDFs with security, it's very time consuming to enter the same info over and over.

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  9. 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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  10. Interactive calendar

    would it be possible to add into the pdf interactive Button and Forms also an object like caledar? This fature is available in MS office documents and it will be very appriciated when created any kind of forms where date needed. Enclosed an screenprint from MS Word

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add Search Function in the Button and Forms Action

    In the Button and Forms Action add Search Function for pdf. This would be very helpful for multi page interactive pdfs, eliminating the manual addition of a search button, which gets overwritten after every new export out of InDesign.

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  16. Export PDF by master page

    Please give us the option to export an InDesign file by master page. We often have documents divided into subsections based on master page. For example we recently output certificates where each department was one InDesign file and each subdepartment its own master page. The client wanted proofs only by subdepartment. The option to output only master page "x" with its corresponding name, would be time-saving.

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  17. 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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  18. Scroling Frame in PDF

    Make Scroling Frame exportinable in PDF or over publishing formats

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  19. 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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  20. 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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