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  1. Select multiple lines of text.

    The ability to highlight text on different lines with a simple command or alt press.

    35 votes
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  2. PLEASE ADD IN INDESIGN THE EQUATION EDITOR.

    Please add the new add in is "Equation Editor" like found in Microsoft Word, it is very useful

    7 votes
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  3. Textboxes for footnotes

    Let the user place footnotes in a textfield, for example in the marginaliia.

    23 votes
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  4. Ability to place 'live' endnotes at end of story, not in separate frame

    Fairly straightforward - current 2018 endnotes are forced into a separate frame, rather than being at the end of the text in the story. This means having to constantly manually moved them about when text frames are being adjusted. Need the ability to have the same positional behaviour at the end of the body text within the same story frame as endnotes have always previously had (preferably whilst still being live, but failing that, the ability to turn off the new behaviour would be sufficient).

    12 votes
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  5. Allow import of endnotes as plain text

    I have to be honest. The footnote / endnotes automation in Indesign is a complete failure. I absolutely HATE it!!! Please, allow me to turn this feature off, and import endnotes as plain text in the same text flow as the article. Seriously, the addition of the automated endnotes feature has damaged my relationship with Adobe. It is just terrible.

    9 votes
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  6. column lines

    Auto column lines for text boxes.

    Lines between columns, with varying widths, colours, styles (single, double etc, dots/dashes etc). Same options available for the outer box key line.. All can be individually adjusted, switched off etc.

    And different colours for column backgrounds, with offsets. Like alternating fills work in tables, but in normal text boxes. Allow unique colours for each column fillplus transparency/mode options.

    3 votes
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  7. Improve the tabs window interface

    No matter what size your text is or how much Iyou zoom in, when you open the tabs window to set or modify tabs, the window is WAY too small, and the little arrows to adjust the tabs WAY too fussy. It's almost impossible to grab the existing tab to move it over or even select it, and you end up creating 4 or 5 new tabs because you're clicking on the ruler trying to select an existing tab. I wait for this to improve with every update. Going in to my 25th year as a graphic designer, and I…

    22 votes
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  8. More powerful use of Conditional Text

    Conditional text is a great tool, but limited. It could be used to apply formatting to text that would survive the "clear overrides" of para or char styles.

    I can see that conditional formatting that changed the text itself could be difficult to implement (such as font size, applying italics, small caps, no break, no hyphenation...) but if it could do that, it could prove very handy to giving a persistent formatting "style" that would not be affected by clearing overrides.

    Also: Sometimes highlighting or underlining is not appropriate. I'd like a flag in the margin that marks the beginning…

    6 votes
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  9. Allow footnotes to renumber in same document

    When importing a Word document with footnotes or endnotes that are continuous, add feature to begin renumbering footnotes from 1 for each chapter or section. It does not work in the current versions of InDesign CC even with the preferences set to renumber with each new section when the text file is linked from section to section.

    10 votes
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  10. Outlining text removes underlines (line above and below)

    When supplying PDFs to printers they often/always require all text to be outlined. If you put an underline on any text and than go 'Type > Create Outlines', only the text becomes outlined and it completely removes any underline (line above and below that I've setup in paragraph styles). Expected results: To have the text outlined and retain the line above/below.

    21 votes
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  11. Automatic Vertical Justification for entire document

    We are facing more manual work for Vertical Justification during pagination process. We need a option to make Vertical Justification for entire document without disturbing in between lines space.

    We already saw such option in 3B2 platform and it's very useful if we have a option for InDesign.

    11 votes
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  12. New language definition for URLs

    URLs are not English, or French . . . they need their own language setting because the rules for breaking them at the end of the line are unique to URLs and do not follow rules for other languages.

    Currently we have to use Break and Nobreak character styles and the discretionary line break character to force the URLs to break before the punctuation instead of after it, and to not hyphenate strings of characters.

    Adding these codes often messes up the ability to use various scripts or plugins to generate hyperlinks. If InDesign had a URL language, procedures that…

    4 votes
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  13. Custom spaces between paragraphs 2.0

    To get much more than »only« custom spaces - an extented idea:

    I think to make it nearly perfect, we need to implement another Group inside the ParagraphStyles - say »Exceptions« and built like the nested styles area, for example:

    No intend ------- after ParagraphStyle --- Head
    No intend ------- after ParagraphStyle --- Subline
    (etc.)
    .
    (for List 1)
    Space before --- after ParagraphStyle --- List 1 --- 2mm
    Space before --- after ParagraphStyle --- List 2 --- 2mm
    .
    (and for List 2 etc.)
    Space before --- after ParagraphStyle --- List 1 --- 1mm

    With something like this we…

    3 votes
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  14. Underlined spaces at the ends of lines in running text


    1. It would be nice if, when an underlined space falls at the end of a line in running text, the space "disappears" so that it's underline isn't hanging out in space like a ghost..

    2. It's valuable because it looks weird when an underlined space sticks out beyond the last nonwhite-space character in the line. It's particularly noticeable in justified type, but I think the same principal applies regardless of the justification.

    10 votes
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  15. Allow document to be editable while using "FIND FONT"

    Add the ability to edit and interact with the underlying document while the FIND FONT window is open (just like we can do while the regular FIND/CHANGE window is open)

    When FIND FONT is open, the ONLY thing we can do is locate/substitute fonts. We aren't able to interact with the document in any other way. Often while using FIND FONT to locate where missing fonts are used, we find that the issue is actually just some text that we forgot to style properly, or a rogue invisible character that should simply be deleted. But in order to accomplish any…

    7 votes
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  16. Indic Unicode font rendering is broken in InDesign

    When writing text in certain Indic scripts, InDesign does not render the font correctly. For example, using the Padauk font for the Myanmar script, the following string renders the Medial Ra (U+103C) around the consonant Na (U+1014) instead of the consonant Ma (U+1019).

    မြန်

    This bug is a large blocker when dealing with Indic text in InDesign.

    11 votes
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  17. OpenType User Interface

    In this blog article there a great description how indesign can massively improving the handling with fonts and their opentype features...

    https://klim.co.nz/blog/towards-an-ideal-opentype-user-interface/

    https://ilovetypography.com/2014/10/25/why-a-better-opentype-user-interface-matters/

    Also take a look at the Petition:
    https://ilovetypography.com/2014/10/22/better-ui-for-better-typography-adobe-petition/

    Is there anything in the works?

    7 votes
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  18. Only align last line to grid

    I often use captions (in a separate text frame) aligned at the bottom of the page with the bottom line of the body text and/or an illustration. If the leading of captions and body text is different – which is often the case – It would be useful to be able to align only the last line of the caption to the baseline grid just as it is possible to "only align first line to grid.".

    20 votes
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  19. Only show Open Type »O« if there really are Open Type features

    It makes no sense to show the »O« if there are no Open Type features. But it slows down the workflow: every time you move the mouse to the O to see if there are maybe some alternatives – and there are not – you loose time. Not very much time, but it adds up.

    31 votes
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  20. Price format : Wordbased diagonal strike-through


    1. Price formatting : we need a character style that allows BARRED PRICE styles : a diagonal strikethrough in a different colour, and needs a line style which allows a full line or a dotted line version . See screenshot


    2. Millions of uses a day. For a lot of indesign brochure designers.


    11 votes
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