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  1. Option to add Conditional Text to Paragraph/Character Styles

    Would be extremely useful if you could automatically add a condition by applying a paragraph or character style (via data merge or an external Data Management System) to text without having to do a GREP find/change. Would make producing different versions more practical.

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  2. Required Font Usage Pallet In Floatting with adjustable size

    The Font Usage or Find/Replace Font windows need to be redesigned as like link panel. This existing window/dialogue box is not user friendly.

    List of issues which has to be addressed:
    The windows is not sizable, so if we have a font with lengthy name, then some characters will be hidden at the end.
    We can only view 7 fonts at a time, so if a document uses more that this count. We need to scroll for long way and which is a tedious task. That portion of window should be sizable as like link pallet.
    Once we accessed the…

    1 vote
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  3. A customisable list of acronyms and words that the program can be made to use

    I know that there is the ability to use a user dictionary which I use, but it would be nice if there was a exceptions list to put works in that would stop the autocorrect trying to change them or if they are put in - incorrectly they are changed to the right version. For example ISO seems to end up as Iso or ISo even though its been added to the user dictionary and Auto correct and There are some American words that I have to use as they are product related - Customization rather than customisation. Also to…

    2 votes
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  4. Full support to Mongolian vertical LTR and reading its font open type feature to combine characters

    Full support to Mongolian vertical LTR and reading its font open type feature to combine characters. Currently using Mongolian Baiti or Noto Sans Mongolian fonts the characters in the words do not connect to the correct initial, medial or final forms. Only isolated forms are displayed. We tried any current settings but the characters do not combine. Is there a function to do this? We have not found any plug-ins so far. Perhaps it could be that the open type tables are not read which may be one reason for this. See the attached IndDesign file

    37 votes
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  5. Make possible formatting with Grep the value of variable /dynamic element style

    For example: set paragraph style for number page and use Grep associated to a character style to change the color of a specific pages (i.e. page 2, 5 and 7) .

    1 vote
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  6. group fonts by style (script, sans, etc) as an option

    group fonts by style (script, sans, etc) as an option.
    I'm sure this has been suggested but I couldn't find it. Boy would this be handy.

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  7. automatic numbering according to the position in the dokument

    The automatic numbering by means of a list should have the following function:
    Numbering according to position in the document
    That means for example, the numbering is done in ascending order from top to bottom and from left to right.
    At the moment the numbering only follows in the order in which it was inserted. This is very inflexible, especially when adding images with associated numbered labels.

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  8. Hyperlink Window Add-on Feature

    I know i'm not the only one who uses the typography workspace. But when creating an interactive PDF or E-Catalog of sorts hyperlinks can be one of the finest features. The problem: editing said hyperlinks. Not the editing of the links themselves but the fact that in order to we have to have our type cursor in or on the link. What about adding a button in the hyperlink window to speed up workflow for individuals who use the hyperlinks exclusively?

    1 vote
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  9. Glyph preference

    Hello,

    I've encountered a problem where a client is requesting all glyphs for the letter 'g' be changed to an alternate glyph within the same typeface.

    Whilst style and GREP methods might work, a method to be able to quickly change the default primary glyph within a set would be amazing.

    Currently I can see a small triangle in the corner of the primary used glyph within the glyph window, but would love to be able to move that to the alternate version for that font on that machine within InDesign.

    Thank you.

    2 votes
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  10. Import Text Variables using .csv

    Currently the only way I can see to import a list of text variables is via another .indd. It's tedious to manage a ~10,000 text variables (prices in a catalogue) within the text variable window in InDesign. It would be great to manage these variables in Excel and then be able to import the .csv into InDesign, to change the variables instantly.

    The import table feature is a good way to do this, but only if the prices are displayed in a table. My prices are all separate text frames.

    Thanks
    Nick

    4 votes
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  11. Highlight text

    While I know this can be achieved by creating a thick rule and offsetting it just right, the ability to highlight text with 1 click (like the underline button) would be a time saver.

    2 votes
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  12. Multi Select Words within text

    A feature long missing is the ability to select non continuous words within a text block. It seems like such an obvious need to me.

    Ie in the above text, I want to format the words - long, select, such and me - to be inbound or a different size, or caps. Unless I am mistaken, this would need to be done individually. Just like you can easily do in WORD!!!!!

    2 votes
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  13. Color-code GREP styles

    Hello, InDesign team.

    Please consider allowing users to assign a color to each GREP style, which would be applied as a highlight to text affected by the style. The highlight would, of course, be on-screen only, like the existing highlights for composition problems etc. This would be a quick way to ensure that the style is matching the correct text, without doing what I do now (which is to manually add a color highlight into the definition of each GREP style and then remove them later). Especially helpful for GREP styles whose effect is subtle. Characters affected by multiple GREP…

    5 votes
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  14. "Font Exceptions Table"

    I seem to recall that years ago, Pagemaker had a feature called "Font Exceptions Table" (or something like that, or maybe it was Ventura Publisher). It would allow you to tell PM; "Whenever a text file calls for font A, always replace it with font B." It essentially created a preference file, a table of fonts and their preferred replacement fonts. Hoping for such a feature in InDesign. Example: I produce a periodical newsletter with Optima as the font for the body text. My customer sends me Word and Excel files in which they have used an old TTF font…

    1 vote
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  15. some difficulties when typing Hebrew and English text in same paragraph or line

    the comma always moves at the wrong position than placed.
    see this video where i describe the problem

    9 votes
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  16. import PDF comments to include Text style

    I have cliënts that make comments in PDF. In these comments they add (or replace) text using the correct comment tools. But very often some of the added text needs to be Italic or Bold or ... So they use the Text Style feature in Acrobat to italicize certain words.
    But when importing PDF comments, these text styles do not show in InDesign. It would be great if this feature could be added.

    4 votes
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  17. Support variable fonts without STAT.AxisValue format 2

    When a variable font has one file for Roman and another one for Italic, the VF sliders only work if the STAT.AxisValue is in format 2.

    STAT.AxisValue format 1 or 3 works in Illustrator 2020 and also in Photoshop 2020 if the font has a nameID 25 and postscriptNameID attributes for fvar.NamedInstance (a bit weird since Illustrator is fine without that).

    If the files have only nameID 25 and postscriptNameID but the various STAT.AxisValue aren't in format 2, the named instances work in InDesign, but not the sliders: you can't choose an arbitrary value reliably.

    Adobe obviously likes to make…

    1 vote
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  18. More robust Variable Font support

    Please provide a more robust Variable Font support. I am running Id v 15.1.1.

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  19. Searchable text

    I would also like a feature i.e. text of indd files should be searchable without opening the indd file, and using its find and replace dialog box. i have hundereds of indd txt files. and everytime i need to search some thing in my indd files, so i have to open all the files and use the dialog box,
    is there any option to do this without opening the indd file. like the search panel in finder, it finds in pdf, word, excel docs,

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  20. quad center

    Quad centre
    E.g.
    left aligned text centre aligned text right aligned text

    Presently, you can do:
    left aligned text right aligned text
    but not centered text in the middle

    There are various work-arounds to do this now but all are clumsy.
    WordPerfect has done this for at least 35 years.

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