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  1. Move objects to a different layer through F/C dialog

    Would be nice if F/C dialog allowed moving text (and so forth text frames) to a specific layer. Actually this is only feasible per script. User could deport specific text frames to a specific layer in a easy way.

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  2. Corners option fill default to 0p

    Whenever I create a new text box, I get the default of outline set to 1p. I always forget to change this, and in editing have to go back and remove all these boxes from picturs, etc. This wastes a lot of time. Have not found where I can set this, saving a changed empty doc does not seem to work.

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  3. Filter by font style

    In the filter section of the font live preview, please give us to option to select normal vs. italic to further reduce the number of options shown. Thank you.

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  4. Possibility to keyboard shortcut Semibold (and other text formats)

    As I am working for a company who has Semibold in their product names I struggle with this for a long time. In Flyers and documentations I have to select Semibold from the dropdown menu every time because I have not found a working script for Indesign or anything else that solves this 100%. Why is it even not possible to create own Mac OS shortcuts for this operation? In my opinion an obsolete problem that doesn't belong in 2019

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  5. Discontiguous selections in InDesign

    It would be nice for users to be able to make discontiguous text selections in InDesign, as you can in Microsoft Word.

    3 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 11 votes
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  8. Allow to add notes to footnotes!

    As simple as the heading is to "allow to add notes to footnotes!"
    Google Docs, has this option, and and causes problems when importing them with the notes into InDesign, same applies when using DocaFlow

    3 votes
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  9. Make No Break Text visible

    It would be quite useful if No Break text was visible; for example, as a shaded background – see my mockup image.

    Currently, No Break is visible only as a text override (and then it gets lumped in with all other overrides, so you still have to click each override to see where it got applied).

    12 votes
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  10. Enhanced Full Vertical Justification feature

    Currently, InDesign's vertical justification is very basic and has several drawbacks that render it useless for professional layout.
    1. Very limited Control. The only parameter you can set is the additional gap that will be added between paragraphs.
    2. Beyond that threshold, InDesign adds gaps between the paragraph lines - a typographical catastrophe, without any possibility for control.
    3. The VJ control is and text frame attribute and not in the paragraph style level' which causes un proportional separation between headlines and text - again, typographically un expectable.
    4. The alignment is done without any consideration to the amount of…

    2 votes
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  11. Adjust font size by half points

    It would be really great if the font size under the character menu could be increased or decreased by half points, rather than full points. It's a bit of a pain to have to type in half point values for sizing numerals and all caps.

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  12. Equivalent to Ai's 'Hide Edes' to hide selection higlighting

    When choosing a color or a font for text, it's very hard to judge the appearance when the selected text is hilighted/inversed.
    A function like Illustrator's 'Hide Edges' (cmd-H) would be of great help, to invisible select text.

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  13. Add a set of Roman numerals to script fonts.

    I design a lot of invitations and it would be nice not to have to manually create them from other typestyles to look pleasing to the eye. This also goes for addressing them as well.

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  14. Bug in Merge paragraph borders

    There is a bug in merge paragraph borders of CC 13.1. In thread text frames, the border is displayed immediately after end of paragraph.

    57 votes
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  15. Undo create outlines

    The ability to undo anything especially the outline of text “ “anytime” even in illustrator or photoshop... not just backwards

    2 votes
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  16. Character window typeface drop down menu extend fully within workspace

    In InDesign CC 2018 when I selected a typeface from the character window drop-down menu, the drop-down expanded to fill my workspace vertically no matter where my character palette was on the screen. Now in CC 2019 it only expands to show 19 or 20 fonts in a much smaller drop-down window. I would love either to go back to the way it was before or have the option to enlarge the drop-down typeface selection window.

    2 votes
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  17. Imported text linked to a document (like Word) where changes can be made and then automatically updated in indesign document

    When importing text, we brake the link with the original textual content. I wish we could have the option to keep the imported text linked to its original document so that we can design while some of the content is being modified in a word processor and then updated like any other kind of link and without losing the applied styles.

    3 votes
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  18. Option to have list indents work near text-wrap objects

    Currently, when text containing bulleted or numbered lists wraps around an object, all indents associated with the list settings are ignored (this might be related to tab settings, since those don't follow the wrap either). The typical workaround is to change the Text After to an en-space and add an "Indent to Here" character, but the en-space trick won't work for numbered lists and "Indent to Here" won't work if the text wrap edge is not perfectly straight vertical. See the attached screenshot for a demonstration based on real work I did yesterday. In order not to disrupt existing layouts,…

    51 votes
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    Hello All,

    The fix is now available in the Beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can download the latest available build (15.0.0.136) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.


    Adobe InDesign team

  19. Please add a new feature is 'THE EQUATION EDITOR' in Adobe InDesign, it would be usefull

    PLEASE ADD A NEW FEATURE IS: THE EQUATION EDITOR.

    It would be very useful.

    Thanks & B/regards,
    Handjojo

    4 votes
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  20. Rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading

    At the moment there is no level of control for rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading. Please add that functionality.

    Thanks, René

    4 votes
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