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    77 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bevi Chagnon commented  · 

    Quote: << think Dax Castro is an Adobe employee >>
    No, Dax isn't an Adobe employee, but he is extremely knowledgeable about both InDesign and accessibility.

    He is correct, that allowing rows to split is disastrous to those who use various accessibility software (AT) when using computers.

    Accessibility affects about 1/3 of the world's population, not a "small subset" of use cases and affects people with vision, mobility, cognitive, and reading disabilities. It affects a LOT of people.

    But the solution is real easy: Adobe just needs to give InDesigners the option to allow row splitting or not with a checkbox option in the table's controls. MS Word has does this for eons.

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    8 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1. Table footnotes use a different numbering system than document footnotes, usually
    Symbols like *, †, and ‡
    Letters like a, b, and c, and
    Numbers.

    So designers must be able to create a unique numbering series for each table.

    2. STEM-Govt publications often require table source notes. They look like footnotes, appear after the table, but don't have a unique symbol or number. Example:
    Source: US Department of Agriculture.
    * Table Footnote blah blah.

    3. Table footnotes should be in the TFoot section of the table, essentially a part of the table itself. Designer should be allowed to format TFoot section to appear with or without borders, use a different font or paragraph formatting style, and control spacing before/after the last visible row.

    4. In most cases, the TFoot section should span the entire width of the table. Essentially a row with one merged cell. But allow the designer to adjust this.

    5. The footnote reference in the table body should be automatically hyperlinked to its table footnote. A fully accessible hyperlink with <Reference> and <Link> / <Link-OBJR> tags.

    6. @titanium9 's comment about Framemaker's tables is correct. Was teaching tables in FM in 1986 ... 34 years ago. I don't understand why InDesign doesn't have such capable table tools.

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    I think table footnotes should be in the table footer section of the table so that:
    1) They are part of the table, not the rest of the page content, and
    2) They automatically repeat at the bottom of multi-page tables.

    Right now, as folks have said, the table footnotes are separated from the actual table itself.

    For accessibility, the footnote <Note> tags would be in the <TFoot> section within the <Table> tag.

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    63 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Kindly provide more information about this ask. How do you plan to use the Action Panel in InDesign? Do you want it to work exactly like that in Photoshop? What are the most important actions/operations that you want to record?

    Thanks
    Abhinav Agarwal
    Product Manger – InDesign

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html


    Adobe InDesign team

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    5 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bevi Chagnon commented  · 

    @amaaroram this bug affects all Alt-text in the PDF exported from InDesign 2020, not just Alt-text on the hyperlinks (which is a new addition in 2020).

    HUGE PROBLEM. Alt-text on graphics and other elements in the document is a major requirement of accessibility standards (PDF-UA and WCAG) and is mandated by national laws of the world's major countries, including India.

    My shop has tested and confirmed that the problem is still in the latest 15.0.1 update.

    Until this bug is corrected, as well as the other broken accessibility features, no one should upgrade to 2020 if they must create accessible PDFs.

    This update prevents all government users of InDesign, at all levels of government worldwide. That's a lot of your customer base!

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    0 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    What all things would you like PDF to retain? (alt text, tags and what else?)

    Currently when PDF is imported, its imported as a single graphic.

    Would you want the tags and alt text to be mapped to their correct assets in InDesign? and those tags and alt text be also editable from within InDesign after PDF is imported?

    Or should they be remapped and restored once the document with placed PDF is again exported to PDF from InDesign?

    Would want to know more about the proposed solution / workflow

    Thanks

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    Bevi Chagnon commented  · 

    Oh, and one more...

    In long posts, especially those from the old forum that go back a year of more, you have to continually press the "more replies" button and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and (wait, wait for it...) scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll to read the most recent posts on the topic.

    In the old forum, we could quickly jump to the most recent posts. Now we spend 2-3 minutes just scrolling to the most recent posts. And sometimes never get there!

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    In fact, fix many of the inadequacies of this new forum:

    1. Separate out scripting InDesign and scripting Acrobat from the main forums.

    2. Separate out LiveCycle and XFA forms from Acrobat main forum.

    3. Get rid of the stupid, useless one line reply field.

    4. Set the default sort by date, not relevance.

    5. Rebuild the email announcement that comes with each new posting so that it doesn't contain the enormous graphic (which happens to be the top purely-decorative rule).

    6. In the email announcement, have the subject line be consistent. We need to skim/scan the original post's subject line, not the most recent reply from someone. Today, my inbox had these subject lines:

    -- Hi Phillip! Thank you.
    -- Delete please.
    -- Yes, just paste a screen shot.
    -- Thank you so much.
    -- Hi all!

    As an ACP, this nonsense in the subject line prevents me from scanning for topics I'm helping someone with and providing follow up.

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    Lukas, I would love to work with you on this. Contact me off list.
    —Bevi Chagnon | PubCom (accessibility experts)

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    1 comment  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bevi Chagnon commented  · 

    It would be very helpful to be able to have an option the character style definition to automatically add expansion text to a word or acronym.

    Example: the character style could have a field Expansion Text that the designer could select and fill in. Then, whenever the character style was used, the PDF would have the expansion text built into it for that text.

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    3 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Bevi Chagnon commented  · 

    Here's a mock up of how the Export Tag settings in paragraph styles could look (see attached).

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    Sajeev S is talking about "custom tags" that end up in a PDF when it is exported from Adobe InDesign.

    They are not the standard PDF tags as defined in ISO 32000 PDF standard. The custom tags cause so much trouble for those making accessible and PDF/UA compliant PDFs.

    Adobe needs to make the standard PDF ISO 32000 tag set the default when a PDF is exported from InDesign, especially when the designer has deliberately defined the final tag in the InDesign paragraph styles Export Options.

    Make the custom tags optional, not the default that they now are.

    Adobe can fix this bug by adding a field in the Paragraph Styles Export Tagging dialogue that will allow those who need custom tags to set one. SEE attached graphic.

    But the majority of PDFs (more tan 95%) need the standard tag set, not the crazy-named "custom" tags we get now.

    See longer discussion at https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2643418

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    Bevi Chagnon commented  · 

    This is critically needed to automate numbered lists for technical documents, legal documents, and government publications.

    Also ensure that when exported to accessible tagged pdf, the lists are correctly tagged.

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