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  1. Please add proper standard printing condition(s) and icc-profiles

    Adobe, please change the standard color presets for printing to the proper standard printing conditions and profiles that are published by the European Color Initaitive ECI (eci.org.). The icc-profiles are publically available.
    Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
    FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason. ECI has published the corresponding standard ICC-profile "PSO coated v3", which should find it's way into Adobe's color settings. Please integrate the official ECI-profiles, because these are highly optimized…

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    • Batch "enable profiles for all linked images" option

      There should be an easy way to batch "enable all ICC profiles" for linked images in an opened document.
      Today, the only way to do this is by changing each image individually. Alternatively, you can force an ICC profile mismatch before opening the file, and then enable all profiles while assingning the correct ICC, which it can lead to errors.

      For those whose workflow is based on PDF/X-4, it is crutial to activate the ICC profiles for all the linked images in every InDesign document.
      And since the default behavior for InDesign is to ignore the ICC profile while placing…

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      • Batch "enable profiles for all linked images" option

        There should be an easy way to batch "enable all ICC profiles" for linked images in an opened document.
        Today, the only way to do this is by changing each image individually. Alternatively, you can force an ICC profile mismatch before opening the file, and then enable all profiles while assingning the correct ICC, which it can lead to errors.

        For those whose workflow is based on PDF/X-4, it is crutial to activate the ICC profiles for all the linked images in every InDesign document.
        And since the default behavior for InDesign is to ignore the ICC profile while placing…

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        • Revert back so files can be moved or renamed while the file is open

          If you have a file open and make changes, then move the icon to another folder, or change the document name. This corrupts the file until the icon has been put back in the original place or renamed back to the original title. This causes lots of problems if you have multiple indesign files open and you are moving them around the computer as you work on different projects throughout the day. It is very easy to loose all of your work if you can’t remember the exact location of the original file or the exact name of the document…

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          • Diagnostic tool for Pre-flighting files/fonts

            Diagnostic tool for Pre-flighting files/fonts

            Indesign says it can't copy necessary files? But what files are those? why is there a problem? The information provided is weak, and needs to be stronger and support a better workflow. I think designs want better informational tools and pre-flighting.

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            • Packaging links without duplicating them

              When packaging a job it would be great if InDesign could move rather than duplicate links to a collected folder.

              Currently after packaging a job for print and archiving I then go and delete the original files as I only need the one set. However it takes a while to sort through what I need to keep i.e. alternative images and layered images which I may need for future jobs.

              3 votes
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              • Preflight Document Pages Only

                Add an option to the Preflight feature so the user can tell InDesign not to flag errors on unused master pages. Since the purpose of the feature is to flag errors in output, it makes no sense in most cases to flag errors on pages that will never be output (master pages).

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                • A way to chose where you would like to save your links, INDD file, etc when "packaging" a file.

                  When working on projects with multiple large books, we would appreciate a way to "package" a file, yet save all of the links for each book in a Master Links Library folder, fonts in a Master Fonts Library folder, and PDFs in a designated folder.

                  Additionally, it would be awesome if there was a way to preflight a file and ensure that all links are linking to a specific master links folder.

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                  • ERRO "Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed

                    Após a atualização do Indesign (CC2019), quando tento imprimir livreto, aparece a mensagem "Erro de impressão: O Adobe Print Engine falhou ao imprimir seus dados, devido a um problema desconhecido" (Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem).

                    Tentei a página de ajuda https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/error-print-engine-failed-print.html, porém, nenhuma das opções foi útil.

                    Desinstalei o aplicativo, apaguei os dados de preferências, instalei novamente, e mesmo assim não resolveu.

                    Mesmo os trabalhos em que, antes da atualização, era possível imprimir o livreto, agora não é mais possível.

                    Se houver alguma outra coisa que eu…

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                    • Show which layer is printing in the slug area.

                      We often have to print specific layers to be sure our art is on the correct layer for printing. It would be especially helpful to us to see which layer is printed along with the page information.

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                      • More than just the single Links folder when packaging.

                        It would be nice to be able to preserve my file structure when packaging a book. Just separate folders for images, docs, table, etc. There are a lot of files in a 500-600 page technical manual with 50-60 documents/chapters, and it's a pain to sort through when everything gets dropped into a single Links folder.

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                        • Network package issue

                          I get a error message when I try to export a PDF or make other package from a file that I packaged from company network server. Is like I can't access the links files anymore. And I even can't delete them!

                          I'm using the Indesign 13.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

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                          • More options for packaged files.

                            Here is an idea that I would think is relatively easy to implement, but would be a great relief to many of us.

                            So, I packe and indesign file and it creates a copy, an idml-file, a pdf and "sucks in" all links and fonts to a neat folder. Indesign operates under the assumption that this is the very last thing you do, but often I do this midway to secure everything, or to move to another computer etc etc. Or i retuurn to a finnished project a year later as the client wants some updates.

                            I would love the…

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                            • ID - Preflight Navigation

                              Hey there,

                              i wish i could navigate in my preflight window with arrow keys.

                              It's important to check all the "mistakes" fast.

                              Kind regards and big thanks!

                              3 votes
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                              • Would like to be able to include fonts and links from linked Illustrator files when packaging an InDesign file for print

                                would like to be able to collect fonts and links in linked AI and PS files when packaging an ID file for print.

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                                • HKS Z 21 Field is missing

                                  Could you please add this colourfield or something simular?

                                  Because there seems like no alternative for this special colour.

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                                  • Preflight to include Accessibility check

                                    This was hard to decide the category but preflight is under Print/Packaging even id accessibility often is for digital formats. The Preflight ought not to be limited to just the print workflow and VIGC had a great script that would guide us into making all the right processes for transparency flattening etc if print or digital was the output. Sorry about preramble.

                                    I do not feel I have the full knowledge to make documents compliant with Accessibility guidelines as I have my background in print. I would need help and I think that the Preflight pannel is is perfect tool…

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Improve Link Panel functionality

                                      It would be useful if we could right click an image in the Link panel and change the color mode from RGB to CMYK withough having to go into Photoshop before hand.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Save\Package Option

                                        As I am finishing work on a new document, I would love a selection box for "Package Files" inside the Save Dialog or a Save\Package option. This would make it easy when saving at the end of the day if the files could be automatically packaged into one location if the selection box is checked.

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                                        • Change the font size of the page information when printing out a page. This is too small at 6 pt.

                                          We do thousands of imprints that have all the job number, customer PO and imprint info on the file name. We are converting from qk to indesign. Quark 's title page information uses much larger font and is at the top of the page when printed out which is much more convenient.

                                          We want to be able to identify the document quickly!

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