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  1. 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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    • 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      Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
      FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason.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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      • 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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        • 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.

          1 vote
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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.

            17 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.

              4 votes
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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…

                4 votes
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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!

                  1 vote
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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.

                    3 votes
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                    • Allow saving importing and exporting Proof Setup settings (Also include Colour blindness settings)

                      InDesign is usually the final step in creating a publication where the changes can be made. It is therefore important to view a document, especially if intended for print, with correct proof settings. In Photoshop it is possible to save Proof settings, but in InDesign this is not possible (I wish they were interchangeable)

                      Comparing Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign you see that there is less and less possibilities to have control which is ironic because often you would not know the output intent until you come to InDesign, and you may also have assets that are to be used for…

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                      • Convert image file types in InDesign instead of Photoshop

                        Rather than opening an image link in photoshop to make changes (such as converting from .TIFF to JPEG, RGB to CMYK, etc), allow InDesign to convert the images either within the program or as a package/export option.

                        4 votes
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                        • Break the table straddle rules (borders)

                          Often we're receiving the feedback from our internal clients that table rule to be splitted whenever the tables are having multiple heads (attached the screen shot). Currently we unable to achieve this, need to fix in InDesign to fix this feedback.

                          2 votes
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                          • How about making pantone to cmyk again like pre cs6? Adobe's lab conversion has cost us a bundle...Quark's conversion however , still works

                            Adobe's pantone to cmyk conversion of 2738 C-100 M-89.86 Y-9.09 K-2.43
                            Quarkexpress's pantone 2738 conversion to cmyk c-99.2 m-87.8 y-0 k-8.6
                            Panton's website Pantone 2738 conversion to cmyk c-100 m-92 y-0 k-1

                            3 votes
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                            • Load automatically the maximun ink (TAC) from the CMYK working space profile in the separations preview palette

                              Load automatically the maximun ink (TAC) from the CMYK working space profile in the separations preview palette.

                              It would be a nice feature if InDesign could load automatically the maximun ink (TAC) from the CMYK working space profile in the separations preview palette. Sometimes it is quite difficult to find that value inside the profile and if you are working with different requirements, as some prepress workshops do, having that preloaded would avooid many troubles.

                              Thanks :)

                              3 votes
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                              • Make the Package feature open by default in the same folder where the indd file is located

                                Make the Package feature open by default in the same folder where the indd file is located. That is, when it's asking me which folder to place the package folder into. Currently it opens in the last folder Package feature was used to make a package.

                                E.g.
                                1. I have indd in C:\1\1.indd
                                2. I use the Package function to make a package like C:\1\1 Folder
                                3. I have another indd in C:\2\2.indd
                                4. If I use the Package function now, when it first asks me which folder to put the package into, it shows me C:\1\, and I have…

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                                • Push Out Compensation for Perfect Binding on PDF Export

                                  Being able to take a facing page document and adding an amount of cross over bleed from the spine and scaling that amount from the spine to the outer trim would be invaluable to my workflow for large perfect binding books. As it is now stands, I have to separate each spread to single pages and create bleeds towards the spine and move/scale each page to allow for artwork alignment in the final printing and binding.

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                                  • Print Preview rather than a P... or is that a d?

                                    I'm amazed at how complicated it is to be able to print something as simple as front cover and back cover as a spread.

                                    in fact, i have yet to figure that out at all.

                                    Is there a reason why i can't print select pages from a catalog, and see where they will land on a page?

                                    I feel like I'm working in Quark back in 2001. Have we made no progress in in the print dialog box since then?

                                    I'd like to be able to SEE the pages (from selected range) their orientation on select paper stock, and how…

                                    3 votes
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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.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Add a way in a book file to change the conditional text "Set" of all documents within the book at a global level.

                                        Please add a way in a book file to change the conditional text "Set" of all documents within the book at a global level.

                                        This way I can print "Product A" without having to open every document within the book and changing the "Set" to product A. Like wise for "Product B," etc.

                                        An alternative would be to add it o the publish/print/export presets.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • REMOVING "FOLDER" WHEN PACKAGING

                                          I'd like to be able to package a document without having "_folder" at the end of the file name. Each time I have to go back and manually remove the name "folder". I'm sure a lot of us see this behavior as annoying.

                                          9 votes
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