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  1. 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.

    202 votes
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      46 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      27 votes
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      • 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.

        33 votes
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        • 22 votes
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          • Forced line breaks within text variables introduces an unavoidable letter space

            When a forced line break is inserted within text that is used for a variable, a random, unavoidable letter space is introduced into the variable text.
            There are obvious workarounds, but a solution to this would be really convenient.
            See attached screenshots for example.

            30 votes
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            • 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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              • Allow bullets and numbers to hang outside of the text frame

                There is currently no way to make a bullet or number hang outside of a text frame properly. The "optical margin alignment" feature control is iffy at best.

                Attached are two photos that show what I mean.

                In the first example, the "Correct" green bullets are not achievable in InDesign unless every other paragraph except for the bulleted paragraph has an additional positive left indent on all of its lines. It would be so much easier if we could just add a negative left indent to the first line of the bulleted paragraphs.

                In the second example, a document that…

                11 votes
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                • Variable font support

                  Please add support for variable fonts.

                  64 votes
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                  • Diagonal strike through text

                    Please allow designers to use diagonal strike through text.

                    Designer should be able to ...
                    - Set the trike through line for single a text selection
                    - Define this in a paragraph style
                    - Use it as a property in a script
                    - choose a direction (top left to bottom right / Bottom left to upper right)
                    - define a line thickness and color
                    - choose to only display a part of the line below and on top of the text

                    Thanks

                    4 votes
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                    • Hyphenation Options

                      Please add a checkbox (or something), so that you can turn off hyphenation of words that are connected to an em dash, and for words that already have a hyphen in them. And related to that, please always break hyphenated words/phrases/URLs at the hyphen, instead of adding another hyphen.

                      We currently have to search for all these "bad breaks" and this feature would be a big help.

                      11 votes
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                      • Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list

                        Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list. It never used to do this in previous versions.

                        4 votes
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                        • Import font attributes of text used in PDF comments such as underscore, bold, italic, etc.

                          Import font attributes of text used in PDF annotation such as underscore, bold, italic, etc.

                          7 votes
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                          • Insert special character — Unicode compliance

                            Unicode is required to meet accessibility standards and several forms of publishing technologies.

                            The keyboard shortcuts and right-click/opt-click Insert Special Characters shortcuts need to be updated to insert the Unicode versions of these glyphs.

                            The Unicode glyph charts are at www.Unicode.org

                            2 votes
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                            • Bug in Merge paragraph borders

                              There is a bug in merge paragraph borders of CC 13.1. In thread text frames, the border is displayed immediately after end of paragraph.

                              39 votes
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                              • Rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading

                                At the moment there is no level of control for rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading. Please add that functionality.

                                Thanks, René

                                3 votes
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                                • Allow Optical Margin Alignment to apply only to punctuation.

                                  Optical Margin Alignment does a great job allowing quotation marks and hyphens to hang into the column gutters, but it also make characters like A, W, and T do the same, which is often too high a price to pay. Fix this by allowing an option it to only apply it to punctuation.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Option to have list indents work near text-wrap objects

                                    Currently, when text containing bulleted or numbered lists wraps around an object, all indents associated with the list settings are ignored (this might be related to tab settings, since those don't follow the wrap either). The typical workaround is to change the Text After to an en-space and add an "Indent to Here" character, but the en-space trick won't work for numbered lists and "Indent to Here" won't work if the text wrap edge is not perfectly straight vertical. See the attached screenshot for a demonstration based on real work I did yesterday. In order not to disrupt existing layouts,…

                                    37 votes
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                                    • text box handles: right side

                                      Please put a handle on the righthand side of text boxes that is not hidden by either the "click to edit corners" yellow box or the text-thread button when the text box is vertically challenged, as it were. Sometimes I want a text box to maintain a specific height but need to pull it wider to the right. If the text box is tall enough, the righthand pull handle is easily accessible, but if the text box is short, there' no way to pull the box wider to the right without either making it taller or using one of the…

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Make No Break Text visible

                                        It would be quite useful if No Break text was visible; for example, as a shaded background – see my mockup image.

                                        Currently, No Break is visible only as a text override (and then it gets lumped in with all other overrides, so you still have to click each override to see where it got applied).

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Widows and Orphans - Adjustable parameters for "Balance Ragged Lines" feature

                                          Widows and Orphans - Adjustable parameters for "Balance Ragged Lines" feature

                                          I layout brochures for conferences, and being able to adjust all my paragraph styles so that the balance ragged lines feature will allow me to set, if orphan then use 2 words.

                                          Right now i feel as if its balancing them by look and feel, not by actual word count.

                                          i am aware or GREP etc, but could never get it to work properly (Granted i an novice in using them)

                                          2 votes
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