Adobe InDesign Wishlist

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  1. Would let you print the Story Editor window

    If we could print the Story Editor window, we could print inline notes and tracked changes markup.

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    • Create PDF for PREPRESS LIKE IMPOSITION.....

      INDESIGN ABLE TO CREATE PDF LIKE IMPOSITION FOR PREPRESS WITH REGISTRATION MARKS, COLOUR BAR, ... WITHOUT IMPOSITION PLUGINE.....

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      • Latest features for print booklet option....

        Currently in saddle stitch printing job we can export 2 page as per binding. That's really a good feature, but still I wish we should get some level of advancement for creating real time job printing pdfs for 4 page layout with saddle stitch. Also, we should be able to export 4 page layout pdfs for perfect binding jobs as well. Additionally I also wish to have pdf standard selection section in print booklet option.

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        • when printing from the book - I wish you could select files and they could be pdf individually instead of being grouped together

          Sometimes i dont need all of the files in the book printed to PDF. I would like the option of creating individual pdfs at once

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          • Channel a CMYK-color to a Spot-color with the Ink Alias Feature

            Channel a CMYK-color (Cyan or Magenta or Yellow or Key) to a Spot-color with the printing-color-manager Tool in the Preview and later Export of course.

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            • would let me specify measurements in ems.

              I use ems when setting up paragraph indents, whether a first line indent in prose, or hanging indents for lists, poetry, etc. As it is, if I change the point size for the text, I have to re-specify these dimensions. If they could be specified in ems, I wouldn't have to.

              I have a whole series of templates for different combinations of page size, no. of columns, text alignment (justified vs ragged right), and point size of the body text. Being able to specify dimensions in ems instead of explicit measurements would greatly simplify creating and maintaining this library of…

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              • In the print dialog have a Done button like in Illustrator

                I find a lot of the time I would start setting the print options on a job and then have to exit out cause I remembered something that needed changing on the job.
                It would be really good to have a DONE button like in illustrator so that indesign remembered the options you have entered so far and did not have to do the lot again.

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                • Builtin Book/eBook Storyboarding

                  I'd like to recommend the ability for InDesign to build storyboards based on the pages created, or vice-versa. A story board is created first then is converted and/or imported to the document creation side of InDesign displaying the sketch. As each page is created or updated it is automatically upgraded in InDesign's storyboard providing a road map of what's been done.

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                    • Reorder print presets

                      I have about 20 print presets. It would be easier to create them on the fly and reorder them later, than have to plan them all out and create them in the order I want them to appear in the print dialog box.

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                      • Die cut colour

                        A (spot)colour defined in the colour palette, like you have "registration", that can be used to colour Die Cut lines and is set to overprint. NAme of the colour could be "Die Cut".

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                        • algorithms

                          InDesign should have creating algorithms feathers, where user easily can create algorithms. The user provides the text and links it when user part is done, application construct input data as algorithms.

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