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  1. Add German: Reform 2017

    Last year in Germany, a new spelling reform has been published. Currently our indesign only offers spelling according to the German Reform 2006: Please advise whether it is possible to update the German Reform to 2017 indesign
    I asked Adobe support online but he asked me submit this feature requests.

    thanks

    14 votes
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  2. Spelling & Grammer included in Preflight Report

    Would it be possible to enhance the prelight report features to include spelling & grammar checks so you could go through the report with page numbers references instead of having to click through each misspelt word individually .... for long documents this is a real problem as a lot of the instances of acronyms and named places currently get picked up which are not actually misspelt words ...

    Currently, this can be achieved with purchase of plugin suite from Mindstream - http://www.mindsteam.com/products/mindsuitepro/index.html

    4 votes
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  3. make font preview display filtered weights properly

    I'm attempting to preview all san-serif, heavy weight, regular width fonts. While the filter shortens the list of fonts in the preview window, when I use the arrow keys to see my live preview I am getting only light weight previews. If I want to see the heavy weight version, I have to pop open each font group and select the heavier weight version. What gives? This is such a basic idea... please show me ONLY bold, heavy, extra, etc. Don't show me light weight previews when I am filtering for heavy weight. This limitation makes live preview almost useless.

    1 vote
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  4. Show number of occurrences in Find/Change

    It would be great if in the Find/Change panel, when you look for something, InDesign tells you the number of occurrences that search appears in the document (in a similar way Microsoft Word does in the Find Panel)

    4 votes
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  5. Numbered paragraphs don't increment in footnotes

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
    14.0.1.209
    Mac OS 10.13.6

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    1. Apply automatic numbering to a paragraph style
    2. Apply that style to footnotes

    Expected result
    Each footnote will be properly numbered, starting at 1.

    Actual result
    All footnotes are numbered 1.

    In the attached screenshot you can see the third footnote. The indicator is the correct number but the footnote is numbered 1, even though it is the third footnote. Footnote 2 is also numbered 1.

    2 votes
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  6. Custom numbered footnotes

    One feature is really missing from the beginning - and this a free style numbering (endnotes and footnotes as well).

    So many times we get the Asterisk () as start, followed by numbered footnotes (1, 2, 3, 4, …). So it would be helpful to define something like this: , # (<-- which means, first Asterisk and numbered from up there, etc.) Or *, o, # etc.

    Example for placed footnote text:


    • Temp
      o Temp
      1 Temp
      2 Temp
      3 Temp
      .
      .
      .

    It could be implemented in the footnote area of the text container (Command/STRG B) and…

    37 votes
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  7. Make OpenType SVG composed glyphs unbreakable

    For now combined glyphs can be accidentally broken if they reach end of line.

    For example, I add composed glyph 0x261d + 0x1f3fe (☝🏾) It is up pointing hand with skin tone modifier.

    Applied EmojiOne font.

    Now i start added dots before is (.........). When glyph reach end of text field, he will be PARTIALLY moved to next line. This moment it will be broken.

    I understand why it happens, but this is unexpected behavior.

    I think there should be an option in paragraph or character style, that makes glyphs unbreakable.

    1 vote
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  8. Defining a Drop Cap

    If you define a Drop Cap in a paragraph style WITH a character style and also define a nested style, if there is a single letter word starting the paragraph, the nested style does not recognize it and will apply the nested style to an additional word beyond the deliminator. For example, a nested style through 3 words will apply to the first 4 if the paragraph starts with "I[space]" or "A[space]". It does not do this if [none] is chosen from the character style dropdown in Drop Caps, but only if one is chosen (even when nothing is defined…

    13 votes
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  9. EXACT ALIGNMENT OF TEXT TO EDGE TEXT BOX

    Perfect right and left alignment of text so that all of the end-of-line characters exactly hit the edge of the text box.

    This is useful for certain designs that entail perfect geometric type alignment.

    See attached screen shot showing the default setting of right aligned text.

    3 votes
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  10. Split one text box into multiple text boxes

    Split one text box into multiple text boxes at the click of a button. I have a list of text from Excel that I've formatted, but I now need to distribute every word individually around the page. A 20 minute job could be turned into a 1 minute job.

    3 votes
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  11. text anchor list

    There is lack of TEXT ANCHOR LIST window
    Is it very hard to manage such anchors.

    I'm finishing a very long scientific publication containing over 650 pages and 1600 footnotes. I have to make about 100 internal hyperlinks and cross references but there is no simple way to see available text anchors in document.

    Please think about it.

    13 votes
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  12. Footnotes *from different text frames* in *separate text frame*

    New footnotes in InDesign 14 does not suite for complex layouts with many text frames and tables on one page.
    There should be also a solution for footnotes collected from different text frames / tables on a page.
    Collected in a separate text frame.

    4 votes
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  13. Define word count when filling placeholder text

    When creating documents waiting on content to be supplied, would be great to be able to define number of words or paragraphs for placeholder text to help accurately identify space that may be required.

    9 votes
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  14. Non-uniform spacing AND rounded corners

    I would love to be able to set the inset spacing of top, bottom, left and right independent of one another in a text box that has rounded corners. My current work around is to have multiple boxes-one with a rounded corner and another with text. If it were all apart of one box, it would make my workflow faster and all of the boxes would be uniform and easier to make changes to.

    9 votes
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  15. Text Box Auto Size Type

    I think we should have the ability to lock a text box so as we type in it, it automatically typesets the copy to always fit in the textbox.

    3 votes
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  16. Add H1 or P option to Type> font selection filter

    In Typekit there is an option for filtering for (recommended) Header or Paragraph typeface, can we please have this option within (Id) Type- Font classification selecting filter?

    pRRRreeeeettttTTTy please

    1 vote
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  17. Include search for cross references pointing to other documents in Preflight

    Until now, cross refs to other documents can kill Indesign in case that other document has been renamed, moved or deleted. ID would then, like, forever try to find that document, slowing itself down to the unability to work with it.
    That's why such cross refs should not exist, but they occur when copying text from one document to another. In order to find these cross refs, the only way is to hover with the mouse over the cross refs listing in the cross ref panel. That's annoying. Please include searching for such cross refs to Preflight.

    3 votes
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  18. Option to paste in out of pasteboard also

    In Adobe Pagemaker, pasteboard is firm. but in Indesign, the pasteboard also moving with the page. If you want to stick the pasted item to see in all pages that helps. So please provide Option to paste in out of pasteboard also

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  19. export all the text to word

    Would it be possible to add a function to export all the text of all blocks, chained or not, from a document in one go to word.
    I make directories and my clients always want to recover the text once the published directory to make their changes for the next issue.
    Thank you

    3 votes
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  20. Scale type to fill text frame

    When preparing newspaper or newsletter style layouts, it's quite common to scale headlines to fill available space.
    It would be great if there was a way to automatically fit type to the frame it resides in, by scaling font size. I'm sure this would be very useful for data merge scenarios too.

    3 votes
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