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  1. EPUB export with common settings fails validation

    If you specify in EPUB (Reflowable) Export Options that CSS should be "Relative" instead of "Fixed," InDesign adds unnecessary "absolute positioning" attributes to the CSS which fails EPUB 3.x validation. If you change it to Fixed, then the images resize incorrectly.

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    • Export vector objects as .svg in ePub

      When exporting to ePub, please include an option to export vector objects as .svg instead of automatically rasterizing them. .svg objects is supported in ePub so there's no reason not to have the option to export vector objects as vector objects.

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      • Animation Effects

        It would be great if the animation effects of the Online Publish function could be made more sophisticated.

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        • EPUB Interactivity Window resize

          This window is defaulted to very small and cannot be resized, making it impossible to test small buttons.

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          • Publish online to work across multiple users

            The publish online > update existing link function should work across multiple users with seats on the same licence. It currently only works per single user, so a new link would need to be generated each time if other team members worked on the document, which is frustrating when you work in a team environment and ned to maintain the original link.

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            • ePub presets

              Export to ePub presets, like there are for print and PDF. Kind of a "best practices" export reset that could be customized for periodical projects.

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              • Have a delay option for looped preset animations

                I want to animate a button using the 'pulse' preset I want this to be on loop but with a break in-between (say 1 second delay) before the pulse animation loops again. Right now when I click on loop animation and preview it just screams for attention and thats not what I want. I just want it to pulse 'looped' with a second delay before it does it again. Also it would be great if you could specify how large the pulse animation goes. As sometimes it is quite large.

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                • Split epub at articles in articles panel

                  An epub can only be splitted at specified paragraph styles. The order in which page elemetnts are exported can be specified as „Same as Articles panel“. I think it woud make sense to have also an option to split an epub at the articles in the articles panel.

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                  • Make the Buttons and Forms panel expandable

                    The Buttons and Forms panel is not expandable like almost all other panels. It's too narrow and when you have many buttons the Visibility list is much too short when it starts scrolling. Also, I want to move (drag and drop) the order of the buttons in the Visibility list.

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                    • Customizing Export Options for Images

                      If an epub is exported with the “Use Existing Image for Graphic Object” option selected, crop information is not maintained on any of the exported images. If you select "Preserve Appearance from Layout", the crop is maintained, but the images are downsampled quite extensively.

                      There should be a way to export the images in their original resolution while also preserving the crop information, or at least having more customizable image export settings.

                      6 votes
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                      • Combine more than one paragraph style for a single TOC entry

                        Major navigation points sometimes have headers that are split across multiple paragraph styles, not just one. This makes it impossible to correctly generate the TOC styles, since you can only select a single paragraph style per TOC/NCX entry. It would be helpful if multiple paragraph styles could have their text combined into one entry, so that they create a single navigation link in the epub. For example, "Chapter" and "One" may have two different paragraph styles, but you would want 1 NCX entry, with "Chapter One" as the text.

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                        • Export Alternate Layout to epub

                          To be able to export "alternate layout" as an epub. There is no "range" option when exporting to epub.

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                          • EPUB CSS output could be improved quite a lot

                            So I’m currently in charge of Readium CSS, which is a project related to Readium 2 (link: https://github.com/readium/readium-2), a complete rewrite of Readium SDK, which you may know in the form of a Chrome app – this Chrome app is actually advised by InDesign engineers in the InDesign forums whenever a rendering issue pops up so I assume InDesign engineers know it exists.

                            Unfortunately, there are a lot of CSS issues piling up right now and InDesign’s output could really do with some significant improvements to allow for better cross-platform support and rendering. Indeed, Readium 2/CSS is meant to…

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                            • Forms in EPUB.

                              I have an opportunity to show various pages, animations, video, and audio to describe a socially engaged design piece. I want to be able to gather data from the viewer of this epub on a certain page that reflects how a person can input data on the actual art piece. Right now I cannot put a form in an epub format. Can you please provide a way to put the form. All the pieces are there to do it. I have it on my sheet but it just doesn't work. Thank you so much!!!

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                              • 2 votes
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                                  • Define epub:type in object style

                                    Epub:type is available in Object Export Options, but can only be set on individual objects, not in Object Styles. Since some epub:types need to be used repeatedly (like "chapter"), it would be really useful to set them in object styles.

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                                    • It'd be so much more efficient to be able to put in a default value in editable form text fields in InDesign vs Acrobat.

                                      I work on a creative team building editable form fields in InDesign for interactive pdf export. It'd be so much more efficient to be able to put in a DEFAULT VALUE OPTION with the correct InDesign formatting in editable form text fields in InDesign vs the limited option in Acrobat.

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                                      • Reach master page from the page document via ctrl/right click

                                        This is something that’s brilliantly done in Muse, and not so complicate to add as a feature in inDesign, because everything is already there.

                                        When you’re in Muse, in « design mode », you can right/ctrl click anywhere on any page to wether apply a Master or reach the applied master.

                                        In Muse, the « plan mode » (which is inDesign’s pages panel) is usually in another window, complicate to reach, but nonetheless, in inDesign, that could help new users to get what a master page is.

                                        Reason : most of the time, I don’t want to have my pages…

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Password protect an ebook

                                          I was disappointed after I spent many hours creating an online ebook tutorial to sell to our customers when I discovered there is no way to password protect an ebook. Please consider adding this feature.

                                          Thanks

                                          Kathleen Nash

                                          3 votes
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