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  1. Vertical lines between text frame columns

    Add an option to add vertical lines between text frame columns (with, of course, options to choose line weight, color, etc).

    3 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for this suggestion. Do you think just having vertical lines between columns option would suffice the need here, or there needs to be additional options of having customisable strokes for the frame too which would complete your feature request.

      See this request for details: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20396803-allow-different-coloured-weight-strokes-for-sides

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      Javed

    • Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of text box

      That way you could make the left and right sides of a box to have zero weight, which essentially gives you rules above and below a text box, but in a box that can be changed in shape and size

      7 votes
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        Need more info  ·  3 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Additional Conditional text options

        I do a lot of publishing work, and one of the banes in the day of a Publishing Designer, is changing spines, it would be great is there was a conditional text option that enabled me to drag a box to the spine width and for that box to report it's width!
        In an ideal world if it could also report the height so we can show the height and width of a book, it would be fabulous!

        1 vote
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          2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve footnotes options

          If we can make a many different footnote styles in the same document and manage them ... that will be great.
          And if we can split footnotes from there text box to another text box.
          Also if we can add a footnotes for a table ... that is great.

          12 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the »instructions.txt« file choosable when packaging

            Just add a button so that it will be possible to unclick the writing of the (often useless) instructions.txt file when packaging an InDesign file.

            9 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi All,

              I understand that the instructions.txt file is no longer as useful as it may have been when this was added, I wanted to understand this problem a bit more:

              1. Do you ever use it, or do you think this is never needed, but is just an additional step slowing you to create the package.
              2. Apart from this needing an extra step, is having the instruction file in the package folder a big problem. If yes, why?
              3. Has this ever been a problem too, where this has led to some kind of miscommunication with the Printer/receiver of the package.

              Thanks
              Javed

            • Create the condition from a list of paragraphs/character styles

              Ability to create the new condition form a list of paragraph style or character styles
              I would improve the ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once.

              Sometimes you have to search more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to create a condition to select a range of styles would be useful.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Überdrucken für Text auf Pfad

                Überdrucken auch für Volltonfarbigen Text auf Pfad. ;)

                1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve indexing management

                  The GUI for Index item/topic management is painful to use. For instance, looking for an item means constantly having to scroll and expand/collapse items in the topic list, mainly because it is so small and secondly because it auto-collapses all the time. This UI should be in a resizable panel, a search field could quickly narrow choices.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open pages of a pdf file in a single InDesign file

                    I always face this problem where I need to open a single page of a pdf. file to do amendment. It’s difficulty when my client doesn’t have the working file (indd). I hope adobe is allowing me to open all pages of a pdf. file in a single InDesign.

                    1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Find all except this Paragraph or Character Style

                      Add an option in (Find Format) tab of Find/Change window, We can exclude one or more style from search. For instance, find question mark in all styles, except (Body Copy Style).
                      Instead of repeating the query for each style.

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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Align to selection / Align to page

                        Pressing Alt button could switch from "align to selection" to "align to page" when clicking on one of the align icons.

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                          0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • gradient improvements when clicking on single color

                          On gradient palette, it could be useful to double double clicking on a pattern to change its color with a popup. Something like Illustrator or Photoshop

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                            0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • GPU support on non Retina Macs

                            Please enable support for GPU utilisation on non Retina enabled screens. My graphics card is more than able to lever this ability, it's just my Mac 27" is not Retina.

                            4 votes
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                            • The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once

                              The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once. Sometimes you have a Find that you need to do on more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to select a range of styles would be useful.

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • A pdf setting that allows me to Set the "opening view" properies of a pdf from indesign

                                Allow setting of the PDF "opening view" properties on creation instead of after creation.
                                When I send a proof, I want my customers to see the pages panel, and view the files at a specific size and layout - Doing this has saved thousands of cock-ups - unfortunately it has cost me hundreds of hours doing the same thing over and over.

                                3 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • script action

                                  Make a scripting easier by record functions in an action like photoshop

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Extended "apply next stlye" feature

                                    I'm looking for a feature where you can force-apply the "next style".
                                    tl;dr: Force the "apply next style" to existing and already style paragraphs.
                                    For example: When you create a headline-style and define another stlye as following "next stlye" everything is fine as long as you enter your text in InDesign. But if you're working with a text that is already written you don't want to use the option "apply style and next stlye" with every single headline. I want it to be automated.
                                    What I want is: A feature that forces any already styled paragraphes to apply the next…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • GREP code table

                                      Make a GREP code for table in Find/Change box dialogue

                                      5 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi All,

                                        Can you explain how this would be used, is the end goal to find a some stuff restricting the search to Tables, or is it something else. It would really help if you can share how you plan to use this new GREP code for tables.

                                        Thanks
                                        Javed

                                      • One click page border keyline in the print dialog.

                                        Sometimes when printing something you want to see where the trim edge is with a keyline. Currently you have to manually put a box with keyline on every page to achieve this.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Dynamic endnotes

                                          Please add dynamic endnotes, and the ability to import them form MS Word as a dynamic not static endnotes.

                                          3 votes
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