15 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 3:23 AM by rob day RSS

    Requested Feature

    PBR PRINT

      Option to have the "Show Options" dialog when placing files "Always On".

        • 1. Re: Requested Feature
          Peter Spier ACP/MVPs

          The checkbox is sticky, so should remain checked until you turn it off, but many experienced users prefer to leave it off and hold the Shift key when the click OK to show the options on those occasions when they need them.

          • 2. Re: Requested Feature
            PBR PRINT Community Member

            Well this is a thread asking for consideration of an option to have it on all the time, maybe int he preferences. When your placing things all day in a digital shop for the smaller shops you are using the options always, literally everytime. I dont think it will hurt anyone to have an option to have it on by default. They can have the default setting be off, but it would be really helpful if we could have this set to on for every machine in the shop, especially when training new people, who for all the school, are essentially clueless about workflow.

            • 3. Re: Requested Feature
              Peter Spier ACP/MVPs

              As I said, the check box is sticky. Once checked it should stay on, and if it doesn't you probably need to trash the prefs. See Replace Your Preferences

               

              If you want to make an official feature request you can fill out the form at Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form

              • 4. Re: Requested Feature
                BobLevine UGM

                What’s the difference where you check it?

                 

                 

                 

                Bob

                • 5. Re: Requested Feature
                  PBR PRINT Community Member

                  I was told by a rep to come here and post for feature requests. Sticky is not an option for day to day permenance. I see Picas are a choice and I have seen a Pica... in decades. Consider if you ahd to go in an change your default unit from say pixels to inches, by one click, every day... I dont know why its such an issue as a request simply becasue for some its useful and for some it isnt... lots of the preferences are like this. Not trying to be argumentatve, I just know exactly what we are asking for and why and the reason is valid so...

                  • 6. Re: Requested Feature
                    Peter Spier ACP/MVPs

                    PBR PRINT wrote:

                     

                    I was told by a rep to come here and post for feature requests.

                    Sadly, the person you spoke to gave you bad information. We have a dedicated feature requests forum, but it too is really only a place to discuss new features that users would like to see. The only official way to file a request is withthe online form I linked above.

                     

                    I'm going to go back and say one more time, though, that if you check that box, you will see import options until someone unchecks it whe ID is operating as designed. If you are not seeing the options it means somebody deliberately turned them off, just as they could do if there were a check box in the prefs, or you need to replace the prefs because they have become corrupt, or possibly you have some other bit of software, possibly a third paty plugin, that is interfering with proper operation.

                    • 7. Re: Requested Feature
                      MW Design Community Member

                      Then the rep told you something incorrect. The feature request is at Peter's link. Adobe personnel may or may not ever see this thread.

                       

                      Take care, Mike

                      • 8. Re: Requested Feature
                        rob day MVP

                        I'm going to go back and say one more time, though, that if you check that box, you will see import options until someone unchecks it whe ID is operating as designed.

                        It looks like it's sticky until you quit ID, then it reverts back to unchecked on the next launch. I think it could be scripted to always be on.

                        • 9. Re: Requested Feature
                          PBR PRINT Community Member

                          Well, dang it... ok.

                           

                          No, its just... we work on a network drive, and InDesign likes to never let go of files so if your working on a job and then go back you cant now add the job number because indesign wont let go, so sometimes several times a day... plus we make them reboot every night automatically because of this. So every day, you have to go back in and select it again, plus sometimes several times a day.

                          • 10. Re: Requested Feature
                            Joel Cherney MVP

                            If you go fill out a feature request, I'll be right behind you.

                            • 11. Re: Requested Feature
                              Peter Spier ACP/MVPs

                              Rob Day wrote:

                              It looks like it's sticky until you quit ID, then it reverts back to unchecked on the next launch. I think it could be scripted to always be on.

                              Well I'm sorry for sounding so adamant. I just checked and you're absolutley correct. I wonder why that one resets, but the crop options don't.

                               

                              My sincere apologies to PBR Print.

                              • 12. Re: Requested Feature
                                BobLevine UGM

                                This is not the place to post a feature request. This is: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                I suggest that you have a very valid reason that will benefit all users and that you state it clearly if you want it to get any attention.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Bob

                                • 13. Re: Requested Feature
                                  PBR PRINT Community Member

                                  No we just had a miscommunication, equally my fault. Thanks gents! i will hop on over first thing as right now the quitting bell is ringing as it were! i will post back in the am when it is done... hmmm, can i make everyone the correct person/?

                                  • 14. Re: Requested Feature
                                    MW Design Community Member

                                    Hah. CS5.5 doesn't leave it sticky either. I have been simply pressing shift when placing images.

                                     

                                    The "sticky" nature must have stopped with CS4. If I recall properly (now that is suspect...) one could simply double-click on a file in the Place dialog and if the show options was not checked, one would still get the options dialog. But I don't have CS4 available anymore. Wonder why the change?

                                     

                                    Take care, Mike

                                    • 15. Re: Requested Feature
                                      rob day MVP

                                      It is scriptable. Something like this AppleScript could be assigned the Place key command:

                                       

                                      tell application "Adobe InDesign CS6"

                                          set s to selection

                                          if s is not {} then

                                              set myFile to (choose file with prompt "Please select a file to place") as alias

                                              try

                                                  place myFile on s with showing options

                                              end try

                                          else

                                              display dialog "Please make a selection before placing"

                                          end if

                                      end tell