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  1. Scale the Find Font Box

    Can you make the 'find font' window scaleable please! Across Indesign and Illustrator. It is so annoying to not be able to enlarge the missing fonts box to see all the fonts that are missing at once. Particularly when you have to jump between Suitcase.

    If it could also indicate what foundry type of font is missing (Open type or Postscript) etc then that would mean NOT having to guess which type of font needs to open.

    2 votes
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  2. Keyboard shortcut for paragraph spacing before/after

    Allow a Keyboard shortcut to increase/decrease paragraph spacing before/after.

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. Disable Endnotes on Word Import

    The new endnote feature in InDesign 2018 might be an improvement in some cases, but in the case of complex layouts with a lot of unlinked text frames within a same piece (magazine layouts) it is really not intuitive or helpful.
    There should be an option for the user to disable it when he judges it useful, rather than to be forced to work around it.
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    10 votes
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  5. Smart hyphenation

    A great feature would be if InDesign could add hyphenation rules automatically when when using discretionary hyphens. A pop-up window that asks if you want this word to hyphenate on every instance of the word where you insert the hyphen the first time. I find it a bit too tedious to make new H-rules for every word. This is very relevant for non-english languages where the the pre-defined H-rules isn't very good. There is probably better ways to to this, but I think its time InDesign's hyphenation feature get a little bit smarter.

    5 votes
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  6. Text from a paragraph style used in a variable does not carry any character styling

    Text from a paragraph style used in a variable does not carry any character styling.

    Define a variable using the text of a specific paragraph style. Add character styles to the text (or use a GREP style) and when the text is
    pulled" by the variable the character style is not reflected.

    Often this is used for running headers and footers. Example: if the registered trademark symbol is added to the text, it is regular case in the variable.

    This also really screws up the ToC when the paragraph style is used in a ToC

    8 votes
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  7. OpenType-SVG color shapes are not rendered via Create Outlines

    Outlining color fonts does not display the actual colored shapes, and in the case of Trajan & Gilbert, the outlining process is relying on the CFF shapes. As a user, I would expect to see the colored SVG shapes.

    5 votes
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  8. Grammar Check

    Add a feature similar to the Grammarly App to check for grammar and sentence structure errors when typing text in InDesign.

    17 votes
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  9. More options for formatting numbered lists

    could we have two character styles applied to auto-numbering. One for the generated number and one for extra glyphs inserted in the "number" field in Bullets and Numbering. Or some other way to control the appearance/baseline shift etc. separate from the number itself.

    4 votes
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  10. persian language support

    I am a translator and once in a while, I am to write in Persian, having it added so I can check the spelling and all would be nice.

    2 votes
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  11. Font Substitution Preferences

    I often have several of the same fonts come up that I'm missing in the documents I'm working on from other people. I think it would be great to be able to have a user preference to define a specific font I have to replace it automatically rather than just a default font.

    This could also help with fonts that are technically the same, but one is an open type vs post script version.

    10 votes
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  12. Font Preview Size

    Please add Extra Large and Huge font preview size options as per Photoshop.

    11 votes
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  13. Ability to create a master text file that updates everywhere the content is used, much like DocsFlow or WordsFlow, but better.

    I am constantly making catalogs and the proofing process is arduous because we always have to read through text to check for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, etc. If there was a way to create one Master text file (whether it’s an InDesign, Word, Excel doc, etc) and link it to any document, have one or more people edit it, have it update across the board and not override any local changes would be fantastic. Now, I know there are extensions you can use, such as DocsFlow and WordFlow, but the problem with these is that you cannot choose specific text…

    15 votes
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  14. Procentual increasing of font size

    When a text box has multiple text sizes and you want to increase all the sizes, it would be great to be able to do that with for example procentual increasing.

    3 votes
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  15. Pair Kerning

    There are many occasions where a specific pair of letters do not kern properly, such as ". I would like to be able to select the pair of letters from a particular font that I want kerned throughout an InDesign document, and have them automatically kerned. I don't want to have to apply a style to each instance, or find and replace each instance.

    10 votes
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  16. Create the condition from a list of paragraphs/character styles

    Ability to create the new condition form a list of paragraph style or character styles
    I would improve the ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once.

    Sometimes you have to search more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to create a condition to select a range of styles would be useful.

    15 votes
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  17. Hyperlinks from word

    It would be good/wonderful, if the hyperlinks from a word document would import like the endnotes and footnotes. Right now it takes a lot of my time to enter them manually in long documents. When you have approximately 10-15 hyperlinks per page in a 60 pages documents it takes too much times...

    4 votes
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  18. Add option To Find/Change dialog box to search within notes and conditional text

    I would like an option to search within notes and conditional text. In the Find/Change dialog box, there are options on what to search through: Document, Selection, Story, Include Master Pages, etc. There should also be options to search for text in hidden conditional text, as well as in Notes. Please see the attached mock-up User Interface changes for the Find/Change dialog box.

    10 votes
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  19. Threaded Text in Tables

    This feature will allow text threading via table cells to flow the text across the table.

    This will personally help me because I need to colorize specific areas while keeping the text flow. A table is the only real place I can do this.

    17 votes
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  20. Kerning Editor (with individual margin alignment options)

    A Kerning Editor would fit nicely into the kerning feature, which allows to choose between optical, metrical kerning. The user would define his own kerning names.
    The Kerning Editor has a GUI which allows the user to define his own kerning pairs which override the metrical ones defined in the font's kerning tables. There I can load the metrical kerning or the optical kerning as a start for my individual kerning.
    Furthermore the new Kerning Editor has two more tokens/glyphs to kern with: the left and the right margin of a text frame. So the user can define his own…

    11 votes
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