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  1. Adjust Layout - Off by default please.

    Finding the new Adjust Layout in InDesign 2019 a bit of a liability as is turned ON by default.

    Can you please add a setting to turn off globally and turn on only when needed? Currently doesn't seem possible.

    Thanks

    54 votes
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      26 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Properties Panel More Options

      I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
      Thanks, Julian

      30 votes
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        8 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Groups, Smart Groups, and Searching in Links Panel

        The links panel should support Groups and Smart Groups. Large numbers of links in projects -- especially those that include a lot of InCopy assignments -- get unwieldy.

        Ideally you would be able to make groups and manually move links into them, and also create smart groups that would automatically update. Ideas for common filters that smart groups would be used for:

        All CMKY images, all non-CMYK images, all InCopy links, all links that need to be updated, all links that are embedded or not, all links that are currently on a Hidden Layer or hidden via conditional text, etc.

        26 votes
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          4 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Would like a feature that would set type flush left to the longest centered line

          I often need to set poetry extracts in books so that they are flush left to the longest centered line in the extract—see attached examples. 


          The workarounds a cumbersome and/or time consuming. 

          
It would be great if there was a setting to do this automatically.

          19 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Would like the Links panel to show status, resolution, color information for linked AI and PDF

            It would be helpful to be able to view the following information for linked AI and PDF files in InDesign's links panel:

            - Color space of linked AI and PDF files
            - Status of any links or embedded art in linked AI and PDF files
            - Effective resolution for links or embedded art in linked AI and PDF files

            21 votes
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            • Table of Contents

              Table of Contents styles should be able to take a selected page range, and generate a TOC based on only that page range.

              Many books have multiple TOCs these days — a master TOC up front, and TOCs at the beginning of each chapter or section, and often a hidden TOC that is used to generate PDF bookmarks.

              Being able to limit page ranges would mean less manually edited of generated TOCs, faster TOC generation, and needing to use fewer paragraph/character styles to handle them!

              20 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Real table footnotes (different from CC2019)

                Since CC2019 the user is able to add footnotes inside a table. Such notes are added at the bottom, of the textbox. This behavior does not fit to many needs of designer how need real table footnotes.

                So what is the difference?
                Real table footnotes stick to the content of the table.
                In this case the note gives some additional information to the table specific content.
                Therefore each table should have an own mechanism of numbering that does not mix up with the document footnotes numbering. Additionally the position of table footnotes is most often at the end of the…

                11 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Import/Export PDF Comments

                  The new "Import PDF comments" feature is nice but ideally, you could retain some of the unresolved comments in the subsequent export. It was also be great to have the ability to reply to the comments. The new feature works great for minor fixes but if the comments are unclear or further communication is needed on the topic it would be great to be able to keep them comment with a reply, etc. Thank you!

                  12 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Shared files in Dropbox should alert other file users if the file is open

                    My team is trying to collaborate cross-country on a set of InDesign files using Dropbox.

                    This is difficult because the InDesign files don't notify users when someone is in the same file when it's stored in Dropbox. This makes our team more likely to have divergent copies, and it makes it harder for us to collaborate.

                    Word files in Dropbox do let you know when someone else is in the file. It would be a major improvement if the InDesign files would also alert users when someone else is in the file when its stored in Dropbox.

                    Alternatively, if Adobe…

                    8 votes
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                    • Ability to assign a shortcut to [None] in the Character Styles window.

                      Because you sometimes want to REMOVE a character style and it would be very beneficial to be able to use a shortcut for that as well.

                      20 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Table of Contents: Character Style Improvements

                        TOCs need to be able to do three different things with character styles that are included in text in a generated TOC:

                        1. The Character Style stays present in the TOC (this is currently what InDesign does)
                        2. The Character Style is stripped.
                        3. The Character Style is mapped to another character style.

                        These settings should accessible in the Style: <stylename> section of the TOC options -- customizable for each paragraph style used to generate the TOC.

                        The most notable use for the mapping style is when the typeface between the TOC and the body text of the book differs,…

                        7 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keyboard keys maintain consistent position of page in the viewport

                          If I click the little Previous/Next Page buttons at bottom left of screen, I can cycle through pages, and the position of the page within the window stays the same throughout the process. This is great and very helpful when flipping through a book quickly.

                          But if hit PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN on the keyboard, it seems to SCROLL the document position up/down by some numerical value, with no regard to the position of the page being displayed.

                          It would be logical and helpful if PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN had exactly the same effect as the PREVIOUS/NEXT page…

                          9 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Illustrator's color blindness proof setups available also in InDesign

                            t would be a big help for those of us who have to create accessible documents to have Illustrator's color blindness proof setups available also in InDesign.

                            Pushing a PDF to Illustrator to check this is an awkward workaround.

                            5 votes
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                            • Add page border / outline when exporting to PDF

                              Please add a checkbox in the export to PDF- or print options to automatically add a frame / border / outline to the pages.

                              5 votes
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                              • Make character and paragraph sections of Properties panel full featured like the Character and Paragraph panels

                                The Properties panel is a great replacement for having the Character & Paragraph panels both open at all times. However, it's missing some functionality that's presented in the upper right menu on these panels (see attached). Some of these options aren't found anywhere else. It's a shame to need to have these panels open alongside the Properties panel. It would be preferable to add these options to the Properties panel to keep things tidy.

                                9 votes
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                                • action recorder for indesign, as it is in Photoshop.

                                  action recorder for indesign, as it is in Photoshop. Would be very useful

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Export PDF comments

                                    InDesign 2019 -- PDF comment import works fine, however what is the point if I cant then export back to PDF for further review and INCLUDE those comments?

                                    Seems like the import PDF comments without including them in the export to PDF is an incomplete feature.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • The option to LOCK panels and their objects into place so they cannot be undocked by accident.

                                      Not everyone one of us is young, and some of us have conditions where we're not able to fully control our movements such as advanced arthritis or MS. I often accidently undock an item in the panel, and I mean OFTEN. It is frustrating, and interrupts my workflow.

                                      For accessibility to disabled designers, there really SHOULD be a way to make those docks NOT so easily moved, undocked, etc. Floating panels was fine when I had finger control but now that I'm in early stages of MS--its frustrating that I accidently undock an item from a panel or move the…

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                                        • Add a discription in the PDF filename with PDF presets

                                          Add a discription in the PDF filename with PDF presets.

                                          For example when you have a PDF-preset named HIGH RESOLUTION FOR PRINT you can add PRINT at the end of the filename (filename_PRINT.pdf)

                                          So in the future when you save a PDF file with that PDF preset, the word _PRINT will always be added to the filename. Off cours people can turn this off but it would be a nice feature :)

                                          6 votes
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