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  1. Command Z

    I am on a Mac and recently downloaded InDesign 2018. When using Undo (Cmd-Z) it now only restores one character at a time instead of the whole block that was typed in that action. Undo worked fine in previous versions of InDesign. This is too time-consuming and would appreciate if you would put it back the way it used to be. Thank you!

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  2. 囲い文字を簡単に作成する機能

    テキストに簡単に四角い囲みを作成できる機能が欲しい。

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  3. Find/Change "negatively" on a paragraph/character/object property (i.e., look for a style set to anything BUT 13pt)

    It would be nice if find/change had to ability to search for everything BUT something. For example, if I had a style named "text" where the leading was defined as 13pt but I wanted to only find instances where the leading was NOT set the 13pt because of some local override. But these overrides might be 14pt or 15pt, but that would required 2 or more separate searches. I don't necessarily know how many paragraphs have been locally overridden from the set 13 unless I page through and look for each paragraph by sight. I realize the local Style Override…

    6 votes
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  4. Incorporate of Indian rupee symbol ₹ on the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4 for Indesign and Illustrator

    Please incorporate indian rupee symbol ₹ on the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4 for Indesign and Illustrator.

    This is a default keyboard shortcut for all application to type Indian rupee symbol and Microsoft has released a patch for the same.

    8 votes
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  5. i am really annoyed that Indesign keeps breaking basic functionality when it makes an update. I have used paste without formatting for years

    i am really annoyed that Indesign keeps breaking basic functionality when it makes an update. I have used paste without formatting for years without incidence and now it doesn't always work when I need it. I don't want any new functionality if it is going to break things like typing and pasting. Typing in new frames requires 2 clicks and requires a tweak to the settings to work right?! Many things that used to be one click are now many. That is not how this should work!!!

    2 votes
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  6. Font style and weight should be separate properies

    I think text properties should be more adapted to the CSS structure. This includes applying several styles to a character/paragraph but that topic has already been discussed here https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/31112107-allow-multiple-character-styles-to-be-applied-to-c

    This time, My suggestion is to separate weight (thin, light, regular, medium, bold, black, etc.) from style (italic, oblique, etc.). I know this would be a major change but it's worthy. This would make character styling much easier.

    Maybe width (compressed, condensed, extended, etc.) property should be an option, but this isn't important.

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  7. PLEASE ADD VERTICAL ALIGNMENT TEXT TOOL

    Please add the vertical alignment text tool.

    5 votes
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  8. Return character leading.

    Make the return at the end of a paragraph always match the leading of the rest of the paragraph before it. I find it very odd and annoying when a return character has greater leading than the rest of the paragraph. Somehow Quark Xpress never had this problem—and I'm still annoyed even though I haven't used Xpress for over 10 years. When setting type in any text-dominant publication it is essential to keep leading and spaces between paragraphs consistent. I set my preferences so that leading applies to entire paragraphs, but a return may still have a different leading and…

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  9. Spell Check prompt upon saving, exporting or printing a document.

    When you have finished creating your piece of design or artwork, could InDesign prompt/ask you if you would like to spell check your document? The prompt would come up when you attempt to save, export or print your work, asking if you would like to do this before you complete the relevant action.

    This will be extremely useful as this is a key process that gets forgotten by many artworks. This could be a setting option that could ticked on within preferences.

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  10. Add "Same as Previous" in the "Bullets and Numbering > Mode" window.

    In the "Bullets and Numbering > Mode" can we have "Same as Previous" added? I would be useful in our workflow. We have a workaround, but it's not 100% foolproof.

    2 votes
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  11. Lock text passages e.g. legal texts

    We have a lot of texts for legal reasons in our sales brochure. Like somewhere in between. Now we have a workaround to put these texts at the end of a page at the same spot in every brochure but while editing it often happens that e.g. by accident parts of the texts get erased.
    It would be so helpful to lock important parts of the text but keep them in the whole text "fluently" at the same time. It doesnt matter where the text is but it has to be there.
    I hope I described my request clearly enough... …

    4 votes
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  12. Hey, it would be so nice to get the possibility to manage the size of the bold for fonts in the text tool

    Hey, it would be so nice to get the possibility to manage the size of the bold for fonts in the text tool

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  13. Formatting page ranges for cross-references and indexing

    It would be good to be able to change the coding in the format of cross-referenced page numbers (and Indexing cross-references) so that instead of the two cross-referenced pages displaying [236]-[238], they could display [236]-[8] or [236]-[38]. Formatting page ranges now ALL has to be done manually, because publishers don't typically use the full number in the second of a range.

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  14. Make Single Line Composer the default selection, please

    Every time I receive a layout from my designers, I have to highlight and change every single block of text on it from Adobe Paragraph Composer (the work of the devil) to the controllable sanity of Single Line Composer. Who in their right mind wants the computer to be reflowing text that they have already edited?

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  15. Change text orientation in paragraph style (not only table cells)

    It would be nice to change text orientation by paragraph style (not as in text direction or left-to-right vs. right-to-left languages), but as in orientation. For instance, I worked on a book that needed the answers to be under each question, but they needed to be upside-down. The way I worked out to do it was cut and paste each answer into a table cell and turn it upside down using the cell styles, but it'd be nice to set this in the paragraph style options so that one doesn't have to cut and paste into either cells or separate…

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  16. Arabic Composite fonts

    I know that at the moment is possible to use composite fonts for CJK languages but not for Arabic and Hebrew.
    Do you think that could be possible to improve?

    This is the issue that I had:
    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10455269#10455269

    Regards

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  17. activate the left to right paragraph direction buttom in the french version

    activate the left to right paragraph direction buttom in the french version

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  18. Numerazione automatica

    Bisognerebbe implementare la numerazione automatica delle pagine, potendo scegliere se applicare numeri pagine pari o dispari.
    Questa esigenza viene dal fatto che, quando si hanno due file di numero uguale di pagine ed un file è il fronte e l'altro è il retro. Per comodità di lavorazione i file di bianca e volta vengono realizzati separatamente e poi montati su file di stampa. La numerazione pari o dispari potrebbe venire scelta al momento della creazione del file oppure nella sezione di inserimento testo. Allego ipotetiche immagini.

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  19. Fill with Placeholder Text dynamically changes when resizing box

    When a box has been filled with Placeholder Text and is then resized, it would be really useful if the text still fills the box.

    So if you make the box larger, more text would be added to still fill the box. If you make the box smaller, text would be removed so the box is still filled but not overset.

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  20. Spiral text in a path

    Text on the spiral path tool.

    3 votes
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