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  1. Sticky last font selection in Type > Font drop down menu.


    1. When designing in InDesign or Illustrator, etc., I often scroll down the text menu, pick a font, work with it a while then go back to the font menu to try the next font. Unfortunately the font menu always goes back to the top of the list. I would like the font drop down menu to pop back to the current font so I can continue where I left off in the list.


    2. Failing that idea, at least add a scroll bar and maybe highlight the current font in the list so I can get back to where I left…

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  2. Flush Zone

    Flush Zone: Specify the area before the right indentation within which the last word in the last line of a justified paragraph must fall in order to justify that line.

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  3. a better way to make texts on circle or other form path (spline) for pictogrammes

    when you have to do it but make a way to have it the most editable way because you have to make it to a lot of different languages. Maybe be a more efficient way with rules on path to automatically inverse it and center it on the center of the path and maybe an option to what part of the text is on one side and what part is on another actually if i do it correctly you often need two path one for top one for bottom part of circular text and when you whant to change one…

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  4. Correction of double spaces between words

    Since I mostly write directly in InDesign to get the text in combination with pictures I very often have to adjust that there are two or more spaces between words, which is not flagged in the software. In other writing softwares this is always taken care of but not in InDesign. I discover this problem now and then but not always.
    It would be a good help with such a function.

    2 votes
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  5. Underline options > color should be TEXT COLOR by default!!

    I have to import Word files in InDesign many times and the text looks black but it's not. I try to select the whole paragraph and change it to black but the underlines remain RGB! So I have to select each one to change it to TEXT COLOR. Why can't it be text color by default...or be selected with the whole paragraph and be changed together with the text??

    1 vote
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  6. Make it easier to define bullet symbols

    It would be nice to be able to either utilize a selected Glyph as a bullet symbol or at least search for a symbol within a font via UNICODE like you can in the Glyphs toolbox.

    4 votes
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  7. Refine "No Break" by providing suboptions

    While hyphenation preferences can be refined at the Paragraph (style) level, Character (style) options only provide a boolean “No Break” attribute which prevents line breaks whatever the location of the text in the layout.

    Note, for example, that “Hyphenate Across Column” is available as a paragraph option while the user may actually want to turn on/off column breaks from within a character style. The “No Break” attribute is then too harsh, since it fully disallows line breaking.

    Suppose a ITEMS character style is associated to proper names or book titles. We may want to allow regular line breaking for these…

    37 votes
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  9. alignment and custom footnotes etc

    I would like to see some more feature as described below, so this powerful too will be a step ahead for an Advance Page Layout tool. Here are some of them:


    1. Some custom footnotes so can can add daggers and other symbols exactly like MSWord not the current features. This should be like first symbol, then 1, 2, 3 etc.


    2. Customizing Text box sequence so it will be more intuitive for numbering figures. Think about I've add 100 of figures numbering text box using numbering features, then at editing page need to rearrange/adding/remove some figures, in this it won't work…

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  11. Find / replace : more option search on...

    i would use Find / replace : only on a page or only on a template !

    i think it's a basic and important option !!!

    Thank for this evolution, please ;D

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  12. Global baseline shift

    In version 14.0.2, we may select any character(s) in a single line adjusting baseline shift variously for each selection of characters. Having made specific baseline shifts, it would be nice to select the desired text and while preserving their relative differing baseline shifts to then globally raise and/or lower the entire line.

    Currently, we are not able to do this. The attached shows that if I select the differing baseline shifted characters, InDesign's UI baseline shift incrementer becomes unavailable. I can globally reset the entire line imposing a single shared baseline value via text input, but this does not respect…

    1 vote
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  13. Save step and repeat values

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

    2 votes
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  14. Footnote in XML flow

    Hi Team,

    InDesign not supporting footnote future in XML workflow. In Word workflow it is working fine. But in XML workflow XML structure is remove when insert footnotes. We want to move all footnotes into separate frame and align it in page end. Kindly check the feasibility and add this feature.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Senthilvel S

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  15. Allow GREP Styles to apply to merged text

    GREP Styles cannot be applied to the results of a merged document, either when printing or exporting to PDF or when creating a merged document. This should be fixed.

    See the attached screenshot. Numbers blurred, but clearly the Invisible style is not being applied.

    1 vote
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  16. 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!!!!!

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Make GREP dot (Any Character) match Footnote Reference marker.

    Make the GREP dot (Any Character) match ~F (Footnote Reference marker).

    There is no reason that a query like .+ would stop when reaching a footnote marker. This should select the entire paragraph. This behaviour have been in InDesign forever and should be changed.

    11 votes
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  19. Bulleted lists should allow a nested <P> inside a list.

    Bulleted lists should allow a nested <P> inside a list.

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  20. Flag Adobe fonts in document as "Mandatory: Use TypeKit"

    We have multiple versions of fonts available in our environment (Type1, TT, and access to TypeKit) so having the ability to indicate specific fonts as "Mandatory use from Adobe Fonts/Typekit" would be helpful. In essence, the user wouldn't have to manually activate/deactivate to achieve the correct combination of fonts.
    For example, the user may have Proxima Nova family Type 1 active, but the document correctly shows the TypeKit fonts as missing. They then activate their TT family, which also fails. They tend to not think of Typekit as it's not searchable in our font management tool.
    Using the Document Fonts…

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