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  1. Ability to create a master text file that updates everywhere the content is used, much like DocsFlow or WordsFlow, but better.

    I am constantly making catalogs and the proofing process is arduous because we always have to read through text to check for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, etc. If there was a way to create one Master text file (whether it’s an InDesign, Word, Excel doc, etc) and link it to any document, have one or more people edit it, have it update across the board and not override any local changes would be fantastic. Now, I know there are extensions you can use, such as DocsFlow and WordFlow, but the problem with these is that you cannot choose specific text…

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  2. 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).

    10 votes
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  4. Threaded Text in Tables

    This feature will allow text threading via table cells to flow the text across the table.

    This will personally help me because I need to colorize specific areas while keeping the text flow. A table is the only real place I can do this.

    10 votes
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  5. Make character and paragraph sections of Properties panel full featured like the Character and Paragraph panels

    The Properties panel is a great replacement for having the Character & Paragraph panels both open at all times. However, it's missing some functionality that's presented in the upper right menu on these panels (see attached). Some of these options aren't found anywhere else. It's a shame to need to have these panels open alongside the Properties panel. It would be preferable to add these options to the Properties panel to keep things tidy.

    9 votes
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  6. Ability to place 'live' endnotes at end of story, not in separate frame

    Fairly straightforward - current 2018 endnotes are forced into a separate frame, rather than being at the end of the text in the story. This means having to constantly manually moved them about when text frames are being adjusted. Need the ability to have the same positional behaviour at the end of the body text within the same story frame as endnotes have always previously had (preferably whilst still being live, but failing that, the ability to turn off the new behaviour would be sufficient).

    9 votes
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  7. Indic Unicode font rendering is broken in InDesign

    When writing text in certain Indic scripts, InDesign does not render the font correctly. For example, using the Padauk font for the Myanmar script, the following string renders the Medial Ra (U+103C) around the consonant Na (U+1014) instead of the consonant Ma (U+1019).

    မြန်

    This bug is a large blocker when dealing with Indic text in InDesign.

    9 votes
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  8. 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.
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    9 votes
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  9. Allow paragraph shading to end at each line without forced line break

    Allow a ragged paragraph highlight without having to hard return at the end of each line to do it

    9 votes
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  10. Diagonal strike through text

    Please allow designers to use diagonal strike through text.

    Designer should be able to ...
    - Set the trike through line for single a text selection
    - Define this in a paragraph style
    - Use it as a property in a script
    - choose a direction (top left to bottom right / Bottom left to upper right)
    - define a line thickness and color
    - choose to only display a part of the line below and on top of the text

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    8 votes
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  11. Incorporate of Indian rupee symbol ₹ on the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4 for Indesign and Illustrator

    Please incorporate indian rupee symbol ₹ on the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4 for Indesign and Illustrator.

    This is a default keyboard shortcut for all application to type Indian rupee symbol and Microsoft has released a patch for the same.

    8 votes
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  12. bullets disappear when you outline the text

    bullets disappear when you outline the text. how is this a thing. fix this immediately.

    8 votes
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  13. Change case Find/Replace dialog

    It would fantastic to force Lower case/Upper case/Title case/Sentence case by Text or GREP pattern in Find/Change dialog.
    Also would be very useful including this into GREP style.

    8 votes
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  14. More control with paragraph shading

    I would like more control over the space insets in the paragraph shading options. When a long paragraph of text flow on to the next page there is no way to control the spacing above (padding) when we're in the middle of the paragraph and "clip to frame" is checked. It is possible to get away with it if the distance from the top-margin and the first baseline is sufficient, but most of the time I want more space. I think it would be better if the text was forced down to the second baseline if necessary. The end goal…

    8 votes
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  15. Import font attributes of text used in PDF comments such as underscore, bold, italic, etc.

    Import font attributes of text used in PDF annotation such as underscore, bold, italic, etc.

    7 votes
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  16. text anchor list

    There is lack of TEXT ANCHOR LIST window
    Is it very hard to manage such anchors.

    I'm finishing a very long scientific publication containing over 650 pages and 1600 footnotes. I have to make about 100 internal hyperlinks and cross references but there is no simple way to see available text anchors in document.

    Please think about it.

    7 votes
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  17. Make "Paste without formatting" work for any type of text in clipboard

    If I want to paste text into InDesign and use the destination formatting rather than whatever the source is, I'm hard-wired to use "ctrl + shift + V". However it appears that if the contents of the clipboard are plain text, this command isn't available, presumably because InDesign thinks it's not necessary.

    This means that the interface is inconsistent, because sometimes you need ctrl + V and sometimes you need ctrl + shift + V, depending on what's on the clipboard.

    The option should always be available so that if you want plain text you can use the ctrl +…

    7 votes
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  18. Underlined spaces at the ends of lines in running text

    1. It would be nice if, when an underlined space falls at the end of a line in running text, the space "disappears" so that it's underline isn't hanging out in space like a ghost..
    2. It's valuable because it looks weird when an underlined space sticks out beyond the last nonwhite-space character in the line. It's particularly noticeable in justified type, but I think the same principal applies regardless of the justification.

    7 votes
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  19. Add option To Find/Change dialog box to search within notes and conditional text

    I would like an option to search within notes and conditional text. In the Find/Change dialog box, there are options on what to search through: Document, Selection, Story, Include Master Pages, etc. There should also be options to search for text in hidden conditional text, as well as in Notes. Please see the attached mock-up User Interface changes for the Find/Change dialog box.

    7 votes
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  20. Make the standard fonts within InDesign and other Adobe design softwares ALL the same across both the Mac and PC platforms.

    I am a college student studying graphic design. In my classes the school provides Apple Mac computers to do our in class work. However, I own a Windows Surface Laptop. So when I need to finish projects outside of the classroom it is very frustrating to choose a font on the Mac only to have it changed because the font is not available/has to be imported on the Windows PC (vice versa). I understand that the platforms are very different from each other, but it is the same software. How hard can it be for Adobe to make the fonts…

    7 votes
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