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  1. Separate text into different boxes in one stroke

    We've all been handed a huge text file and asked to create a new document. From the sub par word processing program it came from, we begin the mind numbing process of cut/copy/paste.

    You can cut headers, sub headers etc. and paste them into their own text box. But when you have to do it five hundred times, it's awful. And no, reflowable text is not the solution.

    What if you could drag a selection around the text you needed to be separate and it would "snap" into it's all new, very own text frame? eh?

    pretty please?

    3 votes
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  2. Span Columns: Let us enter "1"

    Currently, when we go to Span Columns and type "1" we get an error.

    It would be so great to be able to type "1" and have InDesign realize that we are wanting to, in effect, switch the paragraph layout from Span Columns to Single Columns.

    2 votes
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  3. Automatic Vertical Justification for entire document

    We are facing more manual work for Vertical Justification during pagination process. We need a option to make Vertical Justification for entire document without disturbing in between lines space.

    We already saw such option in 3B2 platform and it's very useful if we have a option for InDesign.

    11 votes
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  4. In-paragraph autonumerated lists

    Quite often we have to create numbered lists, each element of which is a separate paragraph with a number or letter in front of it. But sometimes we need to build a long list that will be contained in one paragraph (enumeration), (for example, a) ...; b) ...; ... n) ... or 1) ...; 2) ...; ... 999). ). When such a list is being edited (its parts are added or deleted), such indexes also need to be edited manually, which takes a lot of time.

    My idea is to add a new marker type (such as a page number…

    2 votes
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  5. Textboxes for footnotes

    Let the user place footnotes in a textfield, for example in the marginaliia.

    21 votes
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  6. Add a conditional text checkbox in eyedropper settings

    As in topic. It would be much easier to allow condition to be applied with eyedropper tool

    3 votes
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  7. make Spell Check and Find/Change operate in page order rather than chronological order of text box creation

    Find/Change and Spell Check seem to function in a random way (they actually search through text boxes in the order in which the boxes were created in the document). In a large document a user can become very confused about how much of the document is searched, especially if he makes changes mid-search.

    It would be much more user friendly if the functions would operate in a page by page order.

    25 votes
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  8. Hyphenate : make exceptions

    1 How if we could select/input characters which do NOT count as characters to be hyphenated ? My customers wants his product names & codes (which contain hyphens) NOT to be hyphenated. So in the paragraph hyphen options there would be a box to input "/" or combos like "Li-Ion".

    2 Would save enormously on manual copy checks.

    2 votes
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  9. Static Endnotes

    I need a possibility to turn off the automatic endnote function that appears in InDesign CC 2018. It may be practical for some applications, but it greatly impedes the flexibility of many designs. Can someone tell me if this is possible – the endnotes don't need to be dynamic for my purposes. The way they were imported when placing a Word document in ID CC 2017 was fine.
    Richt now, the only way I know to work around it is to use Peter Kahrel's footnote to endnote script.

    45 votes
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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  10. TABS dialog box - so very tiny...

    Am I the only person who finds the Tabs dialog box ridiculously small and difficult to work with? Even if you zoom right into text, the box itself remains the same. In trying to move the indent markers I'm constantly creating unwanted new tab markers which can be easily deleted, but still annoying. Any words of wisdom?

    2 votes
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  11. Add a "Dropword" feature

    A “dropword” is like a drop cap, but instead of making one or more characters large, it makes a space for the letter or word, but leaves the word a normal size:
    https://indesignsecrets.com/creating-dropwords-indesign.php

    3 votes
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  12. Create Terminology-list

    Implement a function to handle a Terminology-List.

    Of course - there are several Tools and PlugIns available to manage Terminology. In most cases these Products are not necessary and too big. And the all have two things in common: Price and Handling.

    So the easiest way would be if we could have the possibility to manage on flattest way a terminology list (outside the document) by ourselve. In the first step it would be enough to have allowed terms and the banned terms in the list. Via the existing control board it should be possible to markup banned terms and…

    2 votes
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  13. Delete unused-variables

    Unfortunately the UI- and the Handling of variables is quiet different to all other menues and function in InDesign. And so theres still no way to delete "unused" variables.

    While handling an document over several years - e.g. a typical product-catalog or price list - the variables-list grows from year to year as there are every year new products which need a variable. After some years it is not practical to have a list with 500 variables but only 100 are used.
    It would be very appreciated if the complete handling of variables could be like in all other menues.

    2 votes
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  14. Implement Function "Lock Styles"

    It would be very helpful, time and costsaving if there were a function to "lock" e.g. all paragraph-styles. Subsequent all modifications in paragraph-styled-textes are only allowed by using (also locked) text-styles.

    In Addition to that it should be possible to lock the complete "CTRL+T" menu in order to avoid any "uncontrolled modifications".

    All meanderings/abberations in textes are mostly caused "by mistake" and it takes hours of hours to correct (and proof!) this in documents an big books.

    5 votes
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  15. Add Mini-glyph panel and OpenType adornment in World Ready composer.

    Add Mini-glyph panel and OpenType adornment in World Ready composer. There is no raison that we can't use this features on Hebrew or Arabic. For me (and others) OpenType features in Hebrew fobts (glyphs alternates, Justification Alternates, stylic sets, etc...) And for me (and other) are much more needed in Hebrew that in Latin.

    2 votes
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  16. Disable Endnotes on Word Import

    The new endnote feature in InDesign 2018 might be an improvement in some cases, but in the case of complex layouts with a lot of unlinked text frames within a same piece (magazine layouts) it is really not intuitive or helpful.
    There should be an option for the user to disable it when he judges it useful, rather than to be forced to work around it.
    Thanks

    9 votes
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  17. edit text variable directly

    Rather than having to dig down through menus to edit a variable, have it editable directly from the RMB contextual menu in the layout.

    5 votes
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  18. 10 votes
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  19. Glossary

    Microsoft Word had a really neat Glossary entry feature which allowed you to store your most commonly used words/phrases, and call them up with a key command. I have dumped Word in favor of using InDesign for all my word processing, since I can have style sheets and do everything else I want inside this wonderful program…except glossary feature. I don't know if that would add too much clutter to InDesign, which I wouldn't like, but if it could be added on, wow, would that be a powerful feature.

    2 votes
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  20. add Latin dictionary

    Include a Latin dictionary in InDesign's default dictionary. It would be nice not to have to tell InDesign to ignore every instance of various scientific terms, or Latin mottos, etc.

    6 votes
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