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  1. Add unicode categories to the list of available GREP choices

    If you've ever had to write out a GREP code and weren't sure of the character, you can click on the @ to call up a list of known codes to choose from while in the find/change menu OR the GREP styles panel.
    However, there is a selection that is missing that GREP in InDesign is known to handle, and that is unicode categories:
    https://www.regular-expressions.info/unicode.html
    for example, if I type into the GREP find field - right now - the following code:
    \p{Zs}
    I know that InDesign's GREP will find all spaces except tabs and returns. However, this isn't an…

    14 votes
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  2. 39 votes
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  3. Artifact dot leaders

    When dealing with accessibility compliance and Table of Contents, it is best practice to artifact the dot leaders so the user does not have to listen to "dot dot dot" or "35-dot" before each page number. If we could assign a artifact TAG to the leader in the panel when we create the TOC settings that would save HOURS of work on the PDF side having to artifact each one.

    PLEAAASSSE!!!!!

    3 votes
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  4. Keyboard Shortcut / Menu Command to Edit Text of Selected Frame

    There is currently no way to edit text in an already-selected frame other than using the mouse to enter the frame. As everyone knows, mousing is less efficient than using keyboard shortcuts.

    Please add a menu command and a keyboard shortcut to edit text of the selected frame.

    The most logical thing to do would probably be to use ESC. ESC is already the keyboard shortcut to switch from text selection to editing. It should just be the toggle.

    (This might prompt the question: where should the cursor be placed? I would say just place it at the beginning of…

    1 vote
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  5. Highlight show rags from multiple text boxes ( almost like a smart guide for rags)

    A live view feature that shows the edges of rags so you can optically adjust with all rags in view into consideration - instead of dragging multiple ruler guides or whatever.

    Saves time and provides tighter control of text and layout

    Thanks

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  6. Allow Optical Margin Alignment to apply only to punctuation.

    Optical Margin Alignment does a great job allowing quotation marks and hyphens to hang into the column gutters, but it also make characters like A, W, and T do the same, which is often too high a price to pay. Fix this by allowing an option it to only apply it to punctuation.

    10 votes
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  7. Forced line breaks within text variables introduces an unavoidable letter space

    When a forced line break is inserted within text that is used for a variable, a random, unavoidable letter space is introduced into the variable text.
    There are obvious workarounds, but a solution to this would be really convenient.
    See attached screenshots for example.

    57 votes
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  8. 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…

    6 votes
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  9. Get Reliable Outlook Support for Changing the Password

    If you suspect your Outlook account is at risk because someone is trying to get the personal information of yours without even informing you or taking permission from you, then immediately change the password. Take effective assistance by contacting Outlook Support team with the help of provided helpline number. At this point, I think money and time is not priority for anybody else, the main motto of those helpless customers should be keep the data and account safe and protected at any cost. That’s why, we suggest you to put a single call on helpline number and get handy solution…

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  10. Save step and repeat values

    Having the ability to save step and repeat values for often repeated operations.

    2 votes
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  11. Insert special character — Unicode compliance

    Unicode is required to meet accessibility standards and several forms of publishing technologies.

    The keyboard shortcuts and right-click/opt-click Insert Special Characters shortcuts need to be updated to insert the Unicode versions of these glyphs.

    The Unicode glyph charts are at www.Unicode.org

    9 votes
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  12. Multiple baselines

    It would be great if a baseline grid could optionally be assigned to a Master page in stead of a whole document.
    I am a book designer of sometime very complicated books, were I have to use multiple font sizes and leading.

    2 votes
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  13. Change spellcheck from one language to another within the same document

    The Indesign support team was not able to change the dictionary language within a document and suggested that I wrote to the developer engineers for a change.
    They tried different workarounds; Right click the misspelled word and change the language in the dialogue box. Did not apply. Changing the preferences. Did not apply either. Changing the language preferences in Creative Cloud. Did not work that one.
    I guess this is actually a bug.

    1 vote
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  14. Autotext

    Je souhaite utiliser une application qui permet d'écrire automatiquement un texte à partir d'un mot clé, seulement lorsque j'écrit le mot clé dans une zone de texte il est bien identifié par l'application (Autotext) mais ensuite au lieu d'être remplacé par la phrase correspondante, il est seulement effacé et pas remplacé ?
    J'ai relevé que cela ne fonctionne pas dans indesign, photoshop, illustrator mais fonctionne dans une note acrobat ou d'autres logiciels non adobe.
    Savez vous de quoi cela viendrait et comment le corriger ?
    Merci !

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  15. 22 votes
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  16. Underlining that skips characters with descenders

    While it is a last resort in typography, when I do underline I prefer it to be just below the baseline. But this default underline overlaps descenders. Rather than having to lower underlines to avoid these clashes, could the Underline Options panel or another feature detect when an underline will overlap a descender and skip that character? - Thanks!

    7 votes
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  17. Keyboard shortcut for inserting Unicode glyphs

    Accessibility and other forms of automated publishing require the correct Unicode glyphs.

    These glyphs include punctuation, math/science symbols, foreign language characters, and bullets/symbols. In 2000, Unicode became the default character set worldwide across the technology industries.

    But we have no way to easily insert these glyphs into InDesign layouts. For example, if I need the math multiplication symbol rather than a lower case "x", I need to either scroll through the glyph dialogue box, or know beforehand the symbol's codepoint 2715 and type it into the Unicode field in the glyph dialogue box.

    Too slow! Especially when you have to…

    9 votes
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  18. Automatically Apply Character and/or Paragraph Styles to Text Frame.

    It would be helpful to have the text character and/or paragraph style in any given frame change dynamically as the text re-flows.

    For example... If I have three columns of type and the middle column is reversed white type in a black frame, then I always want whatever text flows in the black frame to be white, even if it was previously formatted as black. And the white text in the black frame should automatically change back to black if it flows out of the frame.

    2 votes
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  19. Larger Windows for Find & Replace

    Support for larger windows in "Find & Replace." The ability to paste big blocks of copy would be a great option. I had a project where I was making multiple identical pages with variable names and years. Then we had edits that were needed on all of the pages. If I could easily navigate within larger "Find & Replace" windows, I could've made those changes in half the time. Instead, I went just before and after each needed change and fixed each edit individually.

    1 vote
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  20. 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.

    2 votes
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