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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

    121 votes
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      75 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

      56 votes
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        In backlog  ·  21 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please add proper standard printing condition(s) and icc-profiles

        Adobe, please change the standard color presets for printing to the proper standard printing conditions and profiles that are published by the European Color Initaitive ECI (eci.org.). The icc-profiles are publically available.
        Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
        FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason. ECI has published the corresponding standard ICC-profile "PSO coated v3", which should find it's way into Adobe's color settings. Please integrate the official ECI-profiles, because these are highly optimized…

        87 votes
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          23 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  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.

          32 votes
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            5 comments  ·  UI  ·  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

            30 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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!

              26 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • MathML Support

                We need to have InDesign to support MathML, this is much awaited feature, but not supporting in InDesign yet.

                Currently we're using 3rd party plugins such as MathType, MathTools, PowerMath, etc. but not meeting our expectation, also high license cost than InDesign.

                @ALL: Please support to include this feature in InDesign in the very near release.

                190 votes
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                  46 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  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…

                  15 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Anchored Objects should be able to be sent to back so text can print above the object

                    It would be nice if text could print above an anchored object

                    49 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Duplicating pages in InDesign - but not at the end of a document

                      When duplicating pages in Indesign they always appear at the end of the document. We should be able to select where in the document we want the pages to be added, as we do when inserting new pages.
                      So, 'Duplicate Pages''; "Insert Before/After page XX" etc

                      13 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes; endnotes to separate chapter

                        PLEASE add these features to the footnote and endnote functionality of InDesign:
                        - Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes throughout the various indd files within a book document
                        - Ability to put the endnotes of the different indd files within a book document in a separate .indd file at the end of the book; numbering continuous OR per chapter.

                        26 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Option to split table rows across pages

                          Lord please, if you're up there, answer our INDD prayers and make this a feature. A LOT of tables have rows with more content than can be held in a single page or bottom of a page. It's impossible to layout a continuous book or brochure if I can't get the table text to split - it doesn't have to be the default, but give me the option - please, please. WORD does this, be better than Word!!

                          68 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Tables  ·  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,…

                            10 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • when adjusting the stroke weight with the up/down arrow, make the selections go from 1 pt, to .75, .5, etc.

                              right now, if i have a line selected, and use the stroke weight pales to reduce it, if i'm already 1 pt, and click the down arrow, it goes to zero pt. not helpful. it wold be great for it to go to the other increments in the list. i was kind of hoping it would be in the current version, but nah.

                              9 votes
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                              • Would like to be able to include fonts and links from linked Illustrator files when packaging an InDesign file for print

                                would like to be able to collect fonts and links in linked AI and PS files when packaging an ID file for print.

                                32 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow negative indentation!

                                  Please allow negative indentation!

                                  That would make all kinds of hanging bullets, chapter numbers and outdentations easy without any workaround (like "indent everything but the headlines and lists" ...). It would make text layout faster, purer and cleaner, as the type area could be correctly defined just for the copy text.

                                  I think this simple change should be easy to implement and bring enormous relief for our craft.

                                  10 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Duplicate page along with new swatches

                                    Would love it if i was able to duplicate a page along with its swatches and the new page would now be linked to the new color swatches. This way i could change all the colors on the page and it would only apply to that page.

                                    Alternatively, perhaps i would be able to create new swatches from a page, and the page would now automatically be linked to the new swatches so i could globally change a color but only for that particular page (because it created and linked new swatches for the page).

                                    I would love this please.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • select similar

                                      It would be helpful to have a select similar feature for lines and other drawn objects like in illustrator because sometimes I need to change a bunch of things to a different line weight and currently must manually find and change them. I always miss it when I'm working in Indesign instead of Illustrator.

                                      25 votes
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                                      • Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

                                        This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

                                        69 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Copy GREP styles from one Paragraph Style to another

                                          Copy GREP Styles from one Paragraph Style to another

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