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  1. Stop making the CC Libraries the default!!!!!!!

    I am sick and tired of the Library panel popping open because there are embedded defaults that make EVERY new thing I make think it needs to be added to the cc library.

    I DON"T WANT TO USE THEM AS DEFAULT!!!!

    If I want to use them I will decide.,

    STOP MAKING IT THE DEFAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Locate where a specific colour is used in your document

      It would be really useful to be able to find exactly where a colour is used in a document. When you get a document from a third party and there are extra colours in it that you are trying to eliminate it is sometimes very difficult to track them down.

      You can convert the colour to a spot colour then turn on separations and do a visual check but, apart from being time consuming and relying on it being large enough to be easily spotted, it won't help if the colour has been defined as part of a style.

      15 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rework Grid: Set Grid opacity, Add Grid to Document setting in stead of Preferences

        Grids are very usefull. But when those are In Front, it would be convenient if the opacity could be reduced. 100% opaque makes it hard to make design decisions when the grid is active.

        An old (Xpress legacy?) irregularity, is that Grid settings are part of Preferences, while these should be part of Document Setup.

        Grids belong to a document, not the application.

        8 votes
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          0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 58 votes
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            Under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Let baseline shift be expressed as a percentage of the font size

            If I've created a paragraph style, sometimes I add a character style with a different size for specific purposes, usually either a bullet point or a quote mark (to highlight a pullquote, for example).

            In practice, this means a bullet point is usually smaller, and the quote mark is larger than the rest of the paragraph text. I alter this size as a horizontal and vertical scale, NOT a specific size in points, as this lets the characters scale in proportion when I alter the type size of the paragraph style.

            However, I usually also include a baseline shift in…

            3 votes
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            • object layer options

              Please add ability to edit Object Layer Options for more than one copy of the exact same PSD image at one time.

              3 votes
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              • Folder for Layer

                It would be very helpfull if we can group Layers or make Folders like in Photoshop.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Export the complete Text

                  To make the text contents of a document available for other users or applications one should be able to export the whole text (meaning every piece of text in the whole document. To a single text file (rtf or txt). Currently I am able to this with a plugin
                  (https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/text-exporter/) but I feel this should be within the scope of the program itself.

                  4 votes
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                  • Endnotes as bibliography, reference one source multiple times.

                    When creating a bibliography often times you must reference one source multiple times.

                    the way that it is set up now, adding a new endnote creates a new entry at the bottom. there is no way to reference something twice.

                    Obviously this creates concerns when considering navigation, as it works both ways now.

                    2 votes
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                    • Marking changes in the Layout view

                      InDesign marks text changes in the text view, but not in the Layout View. You need an extra Plugin to have this Function.
                      Please add this (see Ctrl Changes Pro) to ID as a standard function.
                      Plus the ability to show the changes in exported PDF files. (Again CTRL Changes PRO). This would ease the collaboration with other ID users and customers via the PDF.

                      This as a native ID function, would ease upgrading to new versions of InDesign a lot.

                      3 votes
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                      • Let me calculate in fields

                        With the new update, you wont let me edit posted values. for example, I calculate alot. lets say something is 3,4 but i want it to be 5,76 – I then open alfred (or a calculator) and calcutate 5,76/3,4=1,694117647 – this value I then copy and post into the scaling field. In order to increase the value, I have to move the coma from 1,694117647 to 169,4117647. In your new update you eliminated this possibility for me. I work like this very often, so you limit my effectiveness alot. Please give me back my calculating in the fileds!!!!!!!

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                          1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Ability to Print Selection

                          Where I work, we create printed publications and also design advertisements for these publications. All of our advertisements are designed in a document using a standard InDesign template with a grid. This template is the same size as our publications and is larger than the standard letter size page dimensions that we like to print our proofs. The problem is that in order to print proofs on letter size paper, the ad must always be shrunk because of the larger document template dimensions. So, the ad always appears much small than it really is when printed. We could just simply…

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please allow placed PSD layer blend modes to carry over into InDesign

                            We build 2-layer Photoshop files for product images. Top layer is product image set to NORMAL blend mode. Bottom layer is shadow of product set to MULTIPLY blend mode. When placed in InDesign the shadow layer does not carry over multiply blending. It knocks out anything under it in InDesign file. Our work around is placing two copies of the PSD file on top of each other. We then have to set the bottom image to Multiply with top layer turned off in Object Layer Options. Then the top image needs to have shadow layer turned off in Object Layer…

                            4 votes
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                            • Allow password-protected hosting, and hosting from a non-Adobe server

                              These two features would go a LONG way to making Publish Online a viable format for professional publishing. I'm sure many clients would pay an extra fee (nothing outrageous) for a self-hosted solution, if that would be necessary for Adobe to commit resources to make this happen.

                              14 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  PublishOnline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Vertical paragraph rules

                                Add option in "Paragraph rules" to set Vertical paragraph rules (left and right)

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for making this feature suggestion. This is something that we had already started work on. Its currently in the Beta builds. I would highly encourage you all to try it out. You can follow the below link to join InDesign Pre-Release program, where the Beta builds are available for download.

                                  https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/C6DFA254-C40C-4EEB-8F6D-F4AEDA2E6171/participate/F2ECD64C-FC6A-411F-B75E-B662ADCDDEA8

                                  Thanks

                                • Export selected pages

                                  I very frequently need to export only certain pages to PDF. I know I can type a range or multiple ranges. But it would realy speed up my professional work if I could just select the pages and hit 'Export selected pages...' in the contextual mouse menu.

                                  This feature was present until CS6 by a plugin named HandyTools by DTP Utils.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop Giving a Fill Color When Using the Line Tool.

                                    My OCD makes me switch the fill color (when using the line tool) to No Color. It would be great if there was no fill color when using the line tool.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • SVG import

                                      Ability to import .svg files just like any other vector format (.ai, .pdf, .eps, etc.)

                                      44 votes
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                                      • pdf interactive form options

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                                        I feel stupid for even having to ask for this at this point in time. Cause what I am about to ask should already be working feature by now and be implemented within indesign. I read few other have also requested this for this feature. So to whom ever is in charge please grant this wish.

                                        Interactive pdf form option should be accompanied with full acrobat rich form options within indesign ie: rich text, font colors, etc.. Since indesign the defacto application to generate books, layouts, pdf, epub printable or digital documents the half (arss) pdf support is just…

                                        4 votes
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                                        • 2 votes
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