Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests

When entering a new feature request, please provide:

1. Description
2. Why is this valuable to you?

Thank you.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 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?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. activate the left to right paragraph direction buttom in the french version

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

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Spiral text in a path

    Text on the spiral path tool.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Radial text box

    I’d like to have my text radiate from the outside or inside of round text boxes. Like the spokes of a bicycle.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Convert hidden hyperlink destinations to endnotes?

    I want to create, from an InDesign file, a list of the hyperlink destinations, and at the same time create footnote callouts in the text after each word that is formatted as a hyperlink. I want to format the normally invisible hyperlink destinations as endnotes. Possible?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Bad visualization

    Hi. Many times I delete a text and the visualization is not good. I do not know if this is the place to comment on it.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add a counter symbol similar to the "current page number" marker.

    It would be very useful to be able to insert a special character (similar to the "current page number" marker) that makes a digit counter, starting with 1 and then iterating upwards for each time it's inserted.

    I know there's a workaround to sort of do this with numbered lists, but that's very limited, especially if you want the counter anywhere except the beginning of a paragraph.

    I'm currently working a book that has many images with captions, that ends with the number of the image, like this: "Lorem ipsum dolor… [15]". If "15" where a simple character that counted upwards…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow character style to affect tab leaders

    I applied a tab leader in my paragraph style in order to force dots to appear between my text and page number in my table of contents. However, there is no way to style those leaders. InDesign manual says: To change the font or other formatting of the tab leader, select the tab character in the text frame, and use the Character panel or Type menu to apply formatting.

    This is fine except when you have a really long table of contents and want to format each tab leader. I chose a smaller dot by choosing a light font and…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Bigger - readable - fonts in Font Style menu! They're just too small!

    Bigger - readable - fonts in Font Style menu! They're just too small!

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Eindnoten.

    Eindnoten komen niet meer aan het einde van de tekst bij het importeren van een WORD document, maakt een nieuwe pagina aan.
    Bij de vorige versie en ouder was dit niet zo.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base