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  1. Fit frame to text WIDTH (not just height)

    When working with text in a text frame, we have the FIT FRAME TO CONTENT button that collapses the frame height to the minimum height required to fit the existing text. That's great, use it all the time, but it doesn't collapse the width at all.

    It would be nice if there was also a checkbox/option or different button that would also collapse the text frame's WIDTH to the width of the longest line.

    This would make it quick and easy to distribute spacing between a bunch of little text boxes aligned in a row. Right now I have to…

    8 votes

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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!

    7 votes

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  3. Add Text Macros like in InCopy

    I create a lot of documents that have textual elements that are repetitive, like resumes that include a project description. When using MS Word, I use the Quick Parts functionality to capture that text and insert it whenever I need it.

    My company is just beginning to explore the InDesign/InCopy workflow, and I saw that InCopy has a feature much like Quick Parts, called Text Macros. I could really use this if it was implemented in InDesign as well. I have used Autocorrect for similar functionality, but I have never tried it with more than a few words at a…

    2 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.

    9 votes

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  5. grep queries on server

    being able to store queries on the server, so that the whole team has the same queries (esp. greps). Maybe 2 options, a userbased and a "application" based solution, just like the scripts?

    2 votes

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  6. Static Endnotes

    I need a possibility to turn off the automatic endnote function that appears in InDesign CC 2018. It may be practical for some applications, but it greatly impedes the flexibility of many designs. Can someone tell me if this is possible – the endnotes don't need to be dynamic for my purposes. The way they were imported when placing a Word document in ID CC 2017 was fine.
    Richt now, the only way I know to work around it is to use Peter Kahrel's footnote to endnote script.

    47 votes

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  7. Please add the possibility of using conditional text to the Table of Contents.

    Sometimes we need to shorten the title, or generate a list of abbreviations, a table of contents for each section, or any other list that could use the Conditional Text.

    Conditional Texts can be created independently of Character Styles.

    This should work.

    What do you think about it?

    4 votes

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  8. Adding a dedicated Opentype window to InDesign, as is available in Illustrator (Alt + Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + T)

    I think it would be extremely helpful to add a dedicated Opentype window to InDesign, as is available in Illustrator.

    Changing more than one setting for a typeface - for example, removing ligatures and then enabling tabular lining - requires more than one navigation through the sub-menu within Character/Paragraph.

    It seems strange that this is not a standard window in InDesign when it is in Illustrator, being that InDesign is the standard application for creating text-heavy page layouts.

    3 votes

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  9. text bullet outline

    when use command+shift+O to outline the text, the bullets just disappear

    2 votes

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  10. endnote renumbering

    Please Please add a feature that allows endnotes to renumber with each section within the same document.

    12 votes

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  11. Allow users to add footnotes in table text!!!

    Please allow users to add footnotes in table text, I can't believe that this is not poosible. I am formatting a lengthy document for a client and some of the footnotes need to be in table text and they cannot be added without disrupting the flow of footnotes. This is such a basic thing that you should be able to do! Please add it!

    4 votes

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  12. Create linked text boxes and assign different colors for text in each text box.

    Hello,
    I would like to be able to create linked text boxes and assign different colors for text in each text box. The linked text boxes can have different background colors. You can create it manually by selecting text and changing its color, but what if an editor removes or adds a paragraph? If in box A background was white and text was black, and in box B background was black and text white, then if a paragraph in box A was removed, text from box B (white) will move to box A and will become invisible in box A…

    2 votes

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  13. Make 'Character Style' have bullet options

    It would be useful to be able to define bullets as part of a character style, rather than a separate paragraph style.

    Often, bullet paragraphs only differ from the body text by the addition of a bullet and the associated indent.

    Being able to define bullets as a character attribute, rather than a paragraph style, would allow more flexibility with the new options concerning consecutive paragraphs of the same style (borders, spacing).

    If I have a paragraph of text and then a couple of paragraphs of bullets, but the bullets were defined by a character style I could have a…

    8 votes

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  14. Auto resize text

    When overset text is encountered, have the option to resize the text to fit the frame.

    2 votes

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  16. Stop underlining words after dot.

    Indesign underlines after the dot the words that begin with small letter. This is wrong in the case of abbreviations. Indesign should either recognize the abbreviation either there must be a way to signal the correctness of the word that begins with small cap.
    Example: typing the text " bla bla ex. blah" will result in underlined 'blah'.

    1 vote

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  17. Hyphenation of compound words must take precedence over hyphenation

    Currently, in Indesign in german language "st" is always hyphenated. In my work, however, there are many compound words in which the "st" is at the beginning or end of the word and therefore the hyphenation of a compounded word must occur before or after the "st" instead of between "s" and "t".

    Example:
    "Führerstand", compunded of the words "Führer" and "Stand"

    Expected hyphenation:
    Führer-stand

    Wrong InDesign hyphenation:
    Führers-tand

    3 votes

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  18. Restart footnotes after a style

    In addition to being able to restart footnotes every new section, page, or spread, add the ability to restart footnote numbering after a paragraph style of your choosing. Let's say I wanted to have footnotes restart each chapter and each chapter began with a numeral with the paragraph style named "chapter number," then I wouldn't necessarily have to watch or redo my sections, they would just automatically restart (at 1) after each "chapter number" style.

    8 votes

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  19. option boxes with sizes need different default behavior

    for all boxes where you can edit a size, please make the default behavior that when you click in the box to edit the size it selects everything. that way you can just click on the box and put in the new number. If for example a text size is 10px, please when I select the box, select everything so that I can just type in 14 to make the size bigger. If I type in 14, you should just keep it in pixels. Or if I type in 14pts, change it to points. Editing sizes right now is annoying…

    1 vote

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  20. Independent column widths in text frame

    Please add the option to have independent column-widths in a text frame. This would be really useful for text in nearly any letterhead footer.

    110 votes

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