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  1. Line spacing measured in millimeters

    When working with grid systems, measuring the line spacing in millimeters would be practical—similar to the default setting for strokes.

    2 votes
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  2. Default text box to "Formatting Affects Text" rather than "Formatting Affects Container".

    If a Text box uses all the same color of text within, upon direct selecting the box it should default to an active "Formatting Affects Text" rather than "Formatting Affects Container". Or give me the option to make this the default in Preferences. Pressing (J) before each and every swatch click to trigger this formatting is tedious and unnecessary.

    1 vote
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  3. Exclude specified paragraph or character style/s from spellcheck

    Allow us to exclude from the spellcheck text with a specific paragraph or character style/s applied to it.

    2 possible ways:
    1. a tick box in the paragraph or character style settings to say 'exclude from spellcheck'
    or 2. a field in the spellcheck window where you could nominate which styles to exclude.
    I think the first option would be the better one. it may be a good idea to have with it an alert in preflight 'these styles have been excluded from spellcheck:...' in case the box is left ticked accidentally.

    This way we can exclude things like product…

    1 vote
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  4. In Mojikumi Table, paragraph indent size to be fixed without depending on the first character

    InDesign Japanese Edition 15.0 or earlier
    At present, the indent size depends on the attribute of the first character, so when the character with a different size or scale comes first, the indent amount changes.
    Instead, I want the indent to be fixed based on the text size in the paragraph style or frame grid settings.
    The attached image is the current specification.

    P.S. If the first character of a paragraph has a decoration such as an underline, the decoration will also accompany the indentation. I think this is a bug.(additional.jpg)

    4 votes
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  5. Various footnotes options/formatting

    When there are two stories in the document (eg. text and translation) with different styles, it's necessary for the footnotes of each one to have different styles also.

    2 votes
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  6. Colouring and user-order of font menu

    User customized font menu. Colours and the ability to order the fonts exactly how you want. . This makes it so easy to slide to the part of the menu to grab a font you know. This was done in the 1990's by Now Utilities on OS7, 8 and 9. Bring it on!!! It was SO fast to find your fonts. I had blue for Serif, red for San Serif, green for Script and so on. Colour coding is great for many features.

    3 votes
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  7. Global Text Edit Across Multiple File Instances

    A way to update one Master File, that populates multiple files.

    One product > multiple instances

    By changing text on "1" it would update the same text in the same spot for the different instances "1a,1b,1c"

    1 > 1a > 1b > 1c

    2 votes
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  8. Table of Contents - Limit to subject lines to Character Style, option

    Currently, the TOC will display an entire paragraph of text based on the Paragraph Style. I've assigned a unique Character style to give distinction to the first two sentences of the paragraph using Nested Styles within the Paragraph Style.

    In the attached example, you'll see that "Subject 1. Setup." has a distinct Character style, this is the only text that I want to appear in the TOC. Perhaps there's a way to accomplish this. But It would be nice to have the option to populate text based on Character Style only.

    1 vote
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  9. Allow negative indentation!

    Please allow negative indentation!

    That would make all kinds of hanging bullets, chapter numbers and outdentations easy without any workaround (like "indent everything but the headlines and lists" ...). It would make text layout faster, purer and cleaner, as the type area could be correctly defined just for the copy text.

    I think this simple change should be easy to implement and bring enormous relief for our craft.

    66 votes
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  10. Letter spacing for initial letter in a textbox

    Please give the ability to set a negative letter spacing for the initial letter in a textbox. Currently letter spacing is only possible between letters.

    1 vote
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  11. Kurdish Language Spelling

    Hello!
    Adobe InDesign has many users writing and experiencing the Central Kurdish language which are living and a great part population of Iraq which is the Kurdistan Region, but unfortunately, the Kurdish language spelling dictionary isn't available in InDesign.
    I hope you can add an option for users writing with this language to let InDesign get their phrases and sentences to be added to the Kurdish language dictionary and be available for other users.
    Or if you create a translation web page to add the Kurdish language phrase and sentence spellings to be available in Adobe InDesign and other adobe…

    2 votes
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  12. Support Excel's Strict Open XML Spreadsheet format

    InDesign should be able to Place an Excel file that's been saved as a Strict Open XML Spreadsheet (which appears to be a subset of the normal .xlsx workbook format). Currently, attempting to place an Excel file that's been saved as a Strict Open XML Spreadsheet results in a "Cannot place this file. No filter found for requested operation" error.

    A sample Strict Open XML Spreadsheet file is attached.

    3 votes
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  13. Add an option to hide Text via caracter format setting

    Add a checkbox to the character format settings that allows users to hide text. In some situations it is very useful to use grep rules to hide certain text elements. Until now, the color of the font had to be removed and had to set the size to 0.1.

    1 vote
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  14. Footnotes and Endnotes

    1a. Export as RichTextFormat ... should include Footnotes and Endnotes.
    1b. Export as HTML ... should include hyperlinked Footnotes and Endnotes.
    1c. Should have option to convert Footnotes and Endnotes to static text. This option should also be available when exporting as per above.
    1d. Above exports should also include any images that are part of the text flow, with an option of converting them to JPEG at a particular resolution.
    2. This would save having to muck around with the HTML code, or manually create static endnote numbers.

    1 vote
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  15. Diagonal Strikethrough

    An upgrade to the existing strike through option with new settings that allow for diagonal lines. I've added a mockup of the character style options.

    This would be an awesome little update wich has many uses and make the life of a lot of InDesigners easier.

    9 votes
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  16. arabic support

    Add support for toggling right-to-left text in all versions of InDesign.

    Do not hide/remove/restrict it for users who don't use an african/middle-eastern language version of the program. Having to install multiple InDesign-versions depending on what document you work with is stilly. Is there any reason for this at all?

    We have designers that occasionally have to set documents translated to Arabic. Right now this is near-impossible as we use an English version of InDesign.

    It appears the support is there "under the hood" and you have just hidden it in the UI, since I can get "right-to-left" paragraph settings in…

    2 votes
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  17. Include Endnotes in Find/Change

    Include Endnotes in Search options for finding and changing text

    4 votes
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  18. Add a feature to the paragraph shading or the underlining where you can set the angle. For italic Fonts.

    Would be a big relief if you could set an angle in the paragraph shading or the underlining. With this it would be possible to underline an italic Font individually and correctly.
    Right now im forced to create a transformed rectangle under the italic Font to underline or highlight it with its angle. I cant do it with underlinings or shadowing for italic Fonts..

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  19. Ability to assign a shortcut to [None] in the Character Styles window.

    Because you sometimes want to REMOVE a character style and it would be very beneficial to be able to use a shortcut for that as well.

    76 votes
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  20. Temporarily disable GREP styles

    I'm working on a long document that uses GREP Styles. the applied styles only change the colour of text, so they don’t affect the flow of text. But they sure do slow down the program. I would like to be able to disable the GREP Styles in the paragraph style to speed up the program. The only way to disable GREP Styles is to remove them from the style definition. I duplicated the style to keep a backup of my GREP expressions, but what would be better is a way to individually disable the styles while keeping the expression in…

    21 votes
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