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  1. Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes; endnotes to separate chapter

    PLEASE add these features to the footnote and endnote functionality of InDesign:
    - Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes throughout the various indd files within a book document
    - Ability to put the endnotes of the different indd files within a book document in a separate .indd file at the end of the book; numbering continuous OR per chapter.

    75 votes
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  2. Control paragraph rules when same styles

    I love being able to control space above/below in Paragraph for consecutive application of the same Paragraph Style.

    I would love to similarly apply a rule above only to the first paragraph in a sequence or a rule below only on the last paragraph in a sequence, with an interface on the Paragraph Rules pane of the Paragraph Style definition similar to the "Space between paragraphs using same style" field in the Indents and Spacing pane.

    This will greatly simplify and enhance my options in an automated XML workflow with multi-paragraph fields in a newspaper production setting.

    2 votes
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    2 votes
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  4. Add hanging punctuation for chevrons

    Hanging punction is currently not working with chevrons (« ») – which are used in Germany, Spain, Italy, France & Norway. In Quark XPress this works perfectly with one click. I am a professional typographer and would like to have this issue fixed as soon as possible. Kind regards Egil Haraldsen

    7 votes
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  5. MathML Support

    We need to have InDesign to support MathML, this is much awaited feature, but not supporting in InDesign yet.

    Currently we're using 3rd party plugins such as MathType, MathTools, PowerMath, etc. but not meeting our expectation, also high license cost than InDesign.

    @ALL: Please support to include this feature in InDesign in the very near release.

    394 votes
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  6. Problem: Text frames suddenly become empty

    When working on a +400 pages book, and when I'm in the middle of simple text editing (most of the time; any editing that causes an increase or decrease in lines), suddenly one text frame (other than the one I'm working on) become empty, and all text will move to the next text frame. To solve it I have to edit some text; like adding a paragraph then deleting it. And another fix is by resizing the text frame!!
    My version is 2020 last update. Book is in Arabic.
    Cannot understand why that is randomly happening!

    1 vote
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  7. Rimettere la percentuale di ingrandimento area di lavoro in alto come nelle precedenti versioni

    Rimettere la percentuale di ingrandimento area di lavoro in alto come nelle precedenti versioni

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  8. Make the systemfonts invisible.

    As a graphic designer I use a font management system. Unfortunately it is not (anymore) possible to delete the endless list of unnecessary fonts at MacOs Catalina. When using the Adobe programs (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), the terribly long list of (unnecessary) fonts now appears. In this list, I have to find my activated letter fonts. Very annoying!

    Is it really not possible to remove or hide that list of Mac fonts?

    2 votes
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  9. Use Nearest Available Font Weight Instead of "Unavailable" Error

    When switching fonts, instead of generating an "unavailable font" error when a font weight doesn't exist, automatically use the closest available weight based on the previous setting.
    For example, when switching from a font that has Black to a font that only has Bold or Regular, simply use the closest available weight e.g. Bold, rather than generating the "unavailable" error.

    1 vote
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  10. Would like a feature that would set type flush left to the longest centered line

    I often need to set poetry extracts in books so that they are flush left to the longest centered line in the extract—see attached examples. 


    The workarounds a cumbersome and/or time consuming. 

    
It would be great if there was a setting to do this automatically.

    40 votes
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  11. 1. Warping fonts easily like Aldus Typetwister or Typstyler. Preset by user for easy re-use. 2. Valuable for better design.

    Adobe already owns Typetwister when it bought Aldus. Just incorporate it into InDesign. Welcome back to 1990.

    1 vote
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  12. French dictionaries

    The Académie française updated spellings in French in 1990, and textbooks in France are now teaching the new versions. But InDesign does not inherently support the new spellings. The only way to activate them is by drilling down into the files and adding Hunspell manually. ID does support much more recent German reforms, though. After 29 years (which is literally older than ID itself!), it's time for Adobe to support this.

    1 vote
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  13. GREP: Group or chain GREP expressions so they can all be triggered with one click

    There are many times that I receive text with double spaces between sentences and double paragraph returns and ### between sections and 4 or 5 tabs in a row. These can all be fixed with GREP expressions, but it would save time to be able to create a group of expressions that can launch with one click. Similar to Next Style in a paragraph style description. I am sure there are even more complex compound instances that would benefit from this.

    5 votes
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  14. Adobe Sensei Kerning

    It would be great if Sensei could be implemented to replicate and improve manual kerning pair choices based on user preferences or behavior over time.

    1 vote
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  15. Automatic Type Stacking

    A feature that automatically arranges and resizes stacked type in a text box, similar to the "Capitalise and Fit" feature in Adobe Spark.

    2 votes
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  16. Insert (or delete) a character in "GREP Styles"

    Be able to insert/delete a character in Paragraph Style Options> Grep Styles: e.g. whenever this occurs: "^Day \d+$", add this ":" or "(^Day \d+)$" > "$1:"

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  17. ALT + click on a paragraph style

    ALT + click on a paragraph style must not reset local character formating.

    1 vote
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  18. Set leading as a pecentage of the type's point size.

    I wish you could set the Leading as a percentage instead of a point size, so if the point size changes the leading stays in proportion. And this percentage should stay persistent, once I enter a percentage is should stay that percentage and not revert to the point size of what that leading is. I know you can modify the Auto percentage in Preferences, but I want to be able to it on an instance by instance or stylesheet by stylesheet basis. This should be doable any place the leading can be changed.

    2 votes
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  19. Set Solid Leading for Text

    Having a Set Solid Leading Option for Text would be amazing as I regularly use this setting and have to manually change the leading everytime I change the point size (and sometimes when you're working out the perfect point size and spacing for a layout, this doubles the work having to change the leading everytime too).

    2 votes
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  20. Last Sentence Nested Style Option

    Add an option that will allow you to set up nested text at the end of a paragraph in addition to the beginning of paragraphs. Our magazine bolds the last sentences in one of columns and this would be a big time saver.

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