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  1. Tighter integration of TypeKit

    It seems silly that when you open an InDesign document and it uses TypeKit fonts that aren't available, there is no direct link to take you to the website and fix this.

    Firstly, it should just automatically activate the fonts if they're in TypeKit and you haven't already hit your limit.

    Secondly, if for some reason this behaviour is undesirable, you should be able to activate them from within InDesign. The process for new/occasional users is actually quite hard: a vague mention of the Creative Cloud app is all you get. Many users don't know what that is. Then you…

    3 votes
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  2. Pressing enter in text frame does not automatically expand frame.

    Observed:
    Windows 10
    InDesign 13.1 x64

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Click to drag a text frame (about 1 line high)
    2. Type a number (e.g. "8")
    3. Press Enter/Return
    4. Type another number.

    Result:
    The text frame does not expand automatically in this case and [+] appears. But if you type in a phrase first instead of a number, the frame automatically expands.

    2 votes
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  3. Bug

    Bug with Bullets & Numbering. When creating a numbered list, and selecting "Start at" under Mode, all the items in the list have that number.

    For example, if I have 4 items, and want to start at 3, it should be numbered 3, 4, 5, 6... instead all 4 items are numbered with a 3.

    2 votes
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  4. A strange space at the beginning of each line after the first letter.

    I occasionally encounter a strange and annoying bug, which sometimes also causes me damage to clients. After the first letter at the beginning of each line, a space is created, and I can not undo the space.

    Please solutions

    1 vote
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  5. Similar to TOC, have InDesign remove forced returns (Shift+Enter) in a cross-reference.

    If a referenced paragraph has a Shift+Return in it, it's present in the cross-reference. TOCs have an option to ignore them, and cross-references could as well.

    1 vote
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  6. Right to Left direction

    In the previous version, I could simply change the paragraph from LTR to RTL but now I have to uninstall all Adobe applications and delete the preferences so I can change the language in Creative Cloud to English Hebrew or English Arabic. Can this turn back to what it was? It was way easier and more user-friendly. All this work for one paragraph when I could previously do it with a click seems just too much.

    4 votes
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  7. Return the font list to as it was before the updates.

    Please return the font list to as it was before the updates!

    Every time I select a font and exit the font list it returns me to the top the next time I open it. Why would this be considered useful, it's cost me hours and hours since it was changed. It's like Adobe is deliberately sabotaging designers.

    6 votes
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  8. Removing the 1 point minimum value between tab stops

    When setting tab stops next to each other Indesign has a minimum value of 1 point between stops.

    This is too much in many cases.
    For instance if you want to have hanging quotation marks using tabs this minimum value makes the distance too large in most text sizes.

    Please let the user define the minimum value freely.

    1 vote
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  9. Make “Undeline Options” in the Character panel maintain the last settings.

    Please make “Undeline Options” in the Character panel maintain the last settings and apply those to each new underlinining, as opposed to resetting to the default every time. As this makes us users have to go into the Character dropdown for “Undeline Options” and set the distance and with over and over and over and over again ... Yes, applying styles may take care of this problem but I don’t alway bother to create styles for each small project. Thank you!

    1 vote
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  10. Strip Newlines from Cross-References and Table of Contents

    When taking some headlines that have newlines in them, cross reference also keep inline newlines in the text they output. This can also occur in table of contents.

    It would be nice to have a checkbox that would strip newlines from these.

    There is also a bug where if a heading's style changes in the middle of the paragraph (I have a box with a smaller heading and then a colon with a subtitle afterwards eg. "Abilities: Learning to Stack Techniques", the text before the colon and the text after have different styles), sometimes the cross reference will output that…

    1 vote
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  11. Correction in Dictionary Criteria for Hyphens (Portuguese)

    Most of hyphenation in Portuguese splits sylables from two consonants in a row (r-r, s-s Ex: 'car-ro', 'profis-são'), but this is not true for nasal sounds formed with the letter H (lh, nh) and I see myself having to review this hyphenation constantly. For example, the correct hyphenation is 'traba-lho', but inDesign usually hyphenates 'trabal-ho' (which is incorrect). It is a simple addition to the program that could save a lot of reviewing time.
    There are some other issues too.
    Could you please check that out and review the hyphenation rules as of grammar? Portuguese has quite a bit of…

    1 vote
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  12. Issue when Step and Repeating Text Centered in Box.

    When i have text centered in a text box and hit step and repeat the text shoots up to the top of the text frame. No text wraps on any files - Text still says centered in box under text frame options. ????

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  13. 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…

    3 votes
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  14. Paragraph adjacent to the previous without indentation

    Such a paragraph model exists in some word processors. It's not always convenient to add the same nested styles to a dozen different paragraph styles.

    Also, this feature would solve some other problems (for example, you could create a list in one paragraph)

    1 vote
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  15. Customizing Numbering Style Format

    Sometimes there is a need to use non-standard (for InDesign) formatting of lists (there is a need to use the alphabet of the Cyrillic alphabet or the Greek alphabet or something else). It would be nice to be able to do this.

    1 vote
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  16. Snap Tabs to document grid / Distribute Tabs

    I think it would be great when setting Tabs, this would snap to the document grid. Saves a lot of time in contrast to setting each tab numerically.
    Another great addition would be the possibility to Distribute tabs. Comes in handy with imported text where sequential standard tabs were used.

    2 votes
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  17. Markierter Text

    Seit dem letzten Update reagiert die Tastatur seltsam.
    Markiert man in einem gewöhnlichen Texrahmen ein einzelnes Zeichen und schreibt ein neues ist alles wie gewohnt.
    Sobald man aber zwei oder mehr Zeichen markiert schreibt InDesign erst beim zweiten Zeichenanschlag. Das erste eingetippte Zeichen wird also immer unterschlagen, sehr nervig!

    1 vote
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  18. break in a text and the text suddenly don't fit anymore in the textbox

    Breaks in a text and then the text suddenly don't fit anymore in the textbox
    Bug?

    2 votes
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  19. Italian hyphenation

    In the Italian language activate the automatic hyphenation of the words composed with apostrophe: for example -- dell'acqua -- del-l'acqua

    4 votes
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  20. Show Hidden Characters

    When you have "Show Hidden Characters" turned on, we don't really need to see the hidden characters of the type that's on the Master Pages.

    The reason I'm asking that is that with this option turned on, it interferes with my ability to read small type that's on the Master Pages.

    I mean, if I'm looking at a Master Page, sure it could be on, but if I'm looking a the regular pages with that feature turned on, I usually don't need to see those hidden characters of the type that's on the Master Pages.

    1 vote
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