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  1. Create paragraph style from manual formatting and apply to all text with the same formatting

    A common task is converting manual text formatting to a paragraph style. It would be great if there were a way to do this automatically.

    For example, suppose I was given a LONG document in which Helvetica 12pt text is the body style, but no actual paragraph style exists for this—all the formatting is manual.

    The current best way to solve this problem is to perform a Find/Change operation for all text formatted as Helvetica 12pt and replace it with my paragraph style for "body text." This works but is tedious, especially when there are many styles in the document,…

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  2. ID - Text warp like Ai

    Hey there,

    i wish i could warp my InDesign text like Ai (screenshot).

    At the moment i have to warp text in Illustrator and link this .eps into InDesign...

    Kind regards and big thanks!

    3 votes
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  3. Заедает и тормозит при работе с текстом

    Заедает и тормозит при работе с текстом на несколько минут!!! протестите обновление тщательнее

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  4. In character panel when changing cursor from font name to size - automaticly changes text attribute to regular.!

    In character panel when changing cursor from font name to size - automaticly changes text attribute to regular.!

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  5. Functionality to edit story order for InCopy and ADA reading order

    We update documents several times a year and have just started using InCopy. It would be beneficial to have the ability to control the story order to match your layout. This could be utilized to sync the order when viewing in the story editor mode (especially in InCopy) and additional functionality to pair with Acrobat when setting up ADA compatible file reading order which we do on every file.

    3 votes
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  6. My request would be to insert a tool capable of comparing texts (between two or more text boxes or between paragraph style / character)

    My request would be to insert a tool capable of comparing texts (between two or more text boxes or between paragraph style / character or between pages of indd documents).

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  7. Allow for social media glyphs to behave as characters in hyphenation and linebreaks

    With social media references in almost every document, InDesign seems to break social media handles awkwardly , notably with the @-sign and the #-sign. For example, a sentence that includes a Twitter handle will oftentimes break between the @ and the actual handle name:

    blah blah blah blah blah lorem ipsum blah blah send us a tweet now! @
    adobeindesign is our name.

    Same thing with hashtags.

    2 votes
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  8. Pixel instead of point sizes for type in a web layout

    We would like to be able to measure the type size in indesign as pixels rather than points, when we choose a web layout. The same way that the document size is measured in pixels instead of mm. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  9. Multiple text cursors in a text box.

    1. Multiple text cursors in a text box.
    2. To place a cursor anywhere in a text box like Adobe Brackets for simultaneous editing of text in specific areas.

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  10. Mark to Mark Kerning & Positioning

    Dear Adobe, you should really introduce mark to mark Kerning and Positioning in CC. These features are really crucial in resolving a lot of issues in Indic type design and it's dismal that none of the Adobe software support it. Apple's basic applications like PAGES supports it but not InDesign which is literally sad.

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  11. Räötta text

    Varför måste man trycka två gånger för att göra en rättelse i en text när man markerat en bokstav.

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  12. Paragraph Overrides

    You used to be able to hover your mouse over a paragraph style in the paragraph style panel that had an override (plus sign). When you hovered over this style it would display a tool tip showing you what was overriding that style. This no longer works.

    InDesign magazine has even written an article about it... https://indesignsecrets.com/how-to-get-tooltips-working-again.php

    The only way to fix this problem is to resize the panel. Every time you need to see what is overriding a style you have to resize the panel meaning you may have to resize the panel dozens of times for a document.

    2 votes
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  13. Adding the ability to create a new textbox from selected text.

    By adding the option to make a text selection its own, new text box, it takes the hassle out of having to switch through tools and reformat copy. With this option, layouts would be a lot easier to fathom when you can break up the text simply by highlighting and creating the new box.

    4 votes
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  14. Rättelser

    När man ska göra rättelser med textverktyget är inte funktionen optimal.
    Först brukar man ju markera det som ska ändras och sedan skriva in ändringen. Det jag har problem med är att man måste trycka två gånger på första bokstaven som ska ändras vilket är mycket frustrerande och lätt innebär att det blir fel i texten.
    Varför fungerar inte verktyget så att man markerar och så skriver man in ändringen som man gör i andra program.

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  15. Make the first keystroke count

    When I highlight text, I'd like my first keystroke to actually make a change rather than deleting the highlighted text. For instance, if I highlighted the word "CHANGE" (all caps) and started to type "change" (all lowercase), I am left with "ange." My first keystroke of "c" doesn't seem to come through. Thanks for looking into this!

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  16. Endnotes from Word as plain text, please. Just like it used to be.

    Could you please add the option to InDesign to import Word files with endnotes as plain text? Just like it used to be?
    The new footnote and endnote features are disastrous for my work as a book designer.
    InDesign shouldn't become a text processor, I think. It is a design tool.

    2 votes
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  17. Great new palettes

    I like Adobe add great features to InDesign:
    1- Ligature Manager: to enable \disable specific ligature(s) in a document, since Unicode and opentype revolutionized the typography abilities.
    2- Kerning Manager: to enable \disable specific kerning pairs in a document, since many non-latin font metrics are badly calculated.
    3- Equation Editor: for maths, chemistry… etc.
    4- Footnote Improvement: to enable user to add marginal footnotes, put footnote in columns… etc.
    Very Much Thanks to Adobe Brains.

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  18. Uncheck Shared Hyperlink Destination by default

    In the panel 'New Hyperlink' the box 'Shared Hyperlink Destination' is by default checked. I always (must) uncheck it. Two questions: can I reset these default-settings somewhere. (I think not - but I'll like to do that). There is no possibility to put this check on/off under a shortcut. That should be nice for automation-purpose.

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  19. Text Variables in Floating Window/Pod

    Text Variables needs a dockable window/panel/pod. Pull defining new variables out of the Text menu and put it in a panel that we can access without having to drill down through the UI.

    Having Text Variables available in a panel in this fashion would let us place the cursor, double-click to add a variable, move the cursor via arrows and double-click the next variable. We would also be able to click several variable in a row without having the laboriously drill down through the UI to get to the list. This is very frustrating when you have several dozen variables…

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  20. No language for multiple table cells

    I create a huge amount of tables for the medical field. The tables have a lot of medical terms and medicines that I do not want to spell check. I could set up a paragraph style for “no language” but some cells do need to be spell checked.

    When you select more than one cell down or across there doesn’t seem to be any way to select “no language” at the top of the screen... it automatically goes into paragraph mode and there doesn’t seem to be any way around this.

    I would like to select multiple contiguous cells and…

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