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  1. publish online navigation buttons disappear in browsers and don't come back

    When I view a published document, the browser based navigation buttons and menu for downloading disappear after a couple seconds and don't come back without hitting F5. This is unworkable. Please change it so the nav arrows remain on the screen, even in full screen mode. I can't have my clients struggling to go to the next page. This happens in Chrome and Firefox. In Edge, they disappear, but will reappear if I move my mouse to the edge of the screen - also very frustrating because I just want to click through the document without struggling to find the…

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  2. Toggles in Dashboard for published content

    Introduce zwo Switches/toggles for "Hide the Share and Embed code" and "Allow PDF-Download" within the dashboard for an already published document so it doesn’t have to be republished every time one wants to change any of these options?

    2 votes
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  3. Fix Javascript errors on all Publish Online documents

    Every single Publish Online document throws a Javascript error. The error code seems to be the same for every document. The below was taken from 'Five Days from Nowhere', an Adobe example document used on the Publish Online documentation. The issue is that this Javascript error makes it impossible to add any custom Javascript as any subsequent code will not execute when the document is embedded in a different environment. This is a big issue for example for implementing Google Analytics Tracking codes into iframes.

    [Error] Error: [$rootScope:inprog] http://errors.angularjs.org/1.3.0/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest
    https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:20:421
    l@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:129:327
    $apply@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:137:338
    https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_body.js:2:5511
    $digest@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:134:463
    $apply@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:137:413
    hideMoreOptions@…

    2 votes
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  4. Video opasity

    Please make the opacity controls work on videos in Publish files.
    It works in indesign but as soon as you publish your video its gone :(.

    Right now there is an opacity slider that is not affecting the video, seems like a error.

    1 vote
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  5. External link to a specific point of a Publish Online document

    Can we get a way to link directly to a text anchor, hyperlink destination, page # etc from an external source?

    For example: I'd like to publish product documentation using Publish Online, and it would be nice to be able to link to a page or text anchor from a help document that would take someone to a specific point (i.e. a connection diagram).

    3 votes
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  7. Remove the menu bar from Publish Online when in full screen mode and make sure any remote clicker device can be used to present.

    Several users in our practice would like to present animated InDesign presentations using Publish Online.
    However nobody likes the menu bar appearing across the bottom of the screen, it's very distracting for anyone presenting onscreen.
    Also, most people presenting onscreen would use a remote clicker to move through the slides, as you would in a PowerPoint presentation. However the remote clicker does not work with Publish Online. I would say that I could move our entire practice, with over 1,000 users over to Publish Online from PowerPoint if these two major factors were addressed. It's a shame because they are…

    14 votes
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  8. Allow upload of separate PDF

    It would be nice if we could choose the PDF to be available for users to download. Sometimes interactivity creates pages that don't look good in PDFs. Sometimes companies simply have different PDFs they'd like to be downloaded.

    10 votes
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  9. play video without controls

    Please make it possible to hide the controls of a video clip - so its working in Publish online (right now its only working in PDF exports.

    With this we could make amazing publish documents with integrated video backdrops of skys, fires or rain.. With all the NON VIDEO CONTROL goodness.

    What im trying to say is video without controls can do magical things (like we could back in the good days of ... Flash.. the good days right... :)

    4 votes
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  10. List path of InDesign document used to publish

    I can't tell you how many times I've done back to a published document, want to update, and can't figure out which document was used to publish it. Some record in the dashboard, even a static record, would be useful.

    6 votes
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  11. publish online full screen support on iPads

    Hi,
    i am using the great "Publish Online" feature on several documents.
    My docs are ok everywhere...

    Except full screen browsing :

    • working perfectly on desktop browsers, when clicked on the icon in the inferior bar.
    • working perfectly on iPhone (recent os) when switched in landscape mode.

    • not working on iPad (recent os, iPad 2, iPad Air and iPad Pro), none of the gesture will work, and none of the browsers neither…
    I've tried Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera.

    Impossible to obtain a full screen viewing, which is really required for a presentation. The upper bar will remain…

    5 votes
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  12. Publish Online: Sharper elements

    InDesign seems to convert vector-based elements (linked eps/AI etc.) in JPGs when I publish online. But that's not sharp. Even with 144dpi (Retina Display …). But text is sharp … Is it possible to have alle the same sharp?! (if not the clients ask: why is the text sharp and these elements not?!) Maybe convert to svg or show a PDF …???

    9 votes
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  13. Provide the ability to hide specific pages in Publish Online

    First off, this whole issue revolves around the fact that there are left and right navigation arrows built within the Publish Online interface.

    In the document I'm currently making, I am using my own custom navigation arrows within my document. I have set these arrows to skip over certain pages because they will be accessing them through other buttons (in short, these navigation arrows I've created won't be leading them in a linear fashion through the document.

    These work fine, but the only issue is the OTHER arrows that are actually a part of Publish Online's interface. These cycle straight…

    5 votes
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  14. Copy/ paste elements with actions without reversing order of actions

    Allow copying and pasting of elements with actions attached to them without reversing the order of the actions that were copied. This would result in a huge boost to productivity.

    3 votes
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  15. Allow spread view documents published online to be downloaded as single page view pdf's.

    An InDesign document in a spread, 2-page view format that is published online turns into the same spread, 2-page view when it's downloaded as a pdf. It would be nice to add a control in the online version to allow the view to select one or two-page formats in the pdf that they downlaod.

    3 votes
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  16. Easier to disable the published online dialogues

    Make it easier to disable the publish online dialogues appears every time you save a PDF.

    I got rid of it once, but I've had to reset my preferences several times since then and each time it comes back wanting to inform me about the new feature.

    A checkbox for do "not ask me again" should appear prominently on the first page of that dialogue.

    1 vote
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  17. Note field with published files

    In our company we create several versions of our brochures made in InDesign, based on the type of client and job. The title for the various versions needs to be identical (Design Brief from XXX) so it's time consuming to identify the correct file for a specific client. If we were able to add notes for ourselves for each file that would be helpful. Ideally these notes would be visible for us on the Publish Online Dashboard, visible right there with each of the titles of the published files.

    3 votes
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  18. Allow Changing User Options for Documents Already Published using Publish Online

    I have published several documents using the Publish Online feature in InDesign and then decided to change how readers interact with the online publication, i.e., allow download, allow sharing, etc. when such options were not indicated initially. Right now it looks like the only way to change the options is to re-publish the document and indicate the new options. It's a nightmare, particularly when a document published just fine the first time around, and generates error messages in trying to re-publish. I hope there's an easy answer to this.

    2 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Wanted to understand this a little more.

    Currently if the user tries to re-publish a document the user has 2 options, either “Publish New document” or “Update Existing Document”.

    Choosing Update Existing lets the user update an already published document, such that the URL generated remains the same. So in effect this should work very similar to what has been described here as a problem.

    Can you try this out (if not already) and let me know how this works for you.

    Thanks
    Javed

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