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  1. 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!!!!!

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  2. Diagonal Strikethrough

    An upgrade to the existing strike through option with new settings that allow for diagonal lines. I've added a mockup of the character style options.

    This would be an awesome little update wich has many uses and make the life of a lot of InDesigners easier.

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  3. 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!

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  4. Please add a new feature is 'THE EQUATION EDITOR' in Adobe InDesign, it would be usefull

    PLEASE ADD A NEW FEATURE IS: THE EQUATION EDITOR.

    It would be very useful.

    Thanks & B/regards,
    Handjojo

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  5. Rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading

    At the moment there is no level of control for rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading. Please add that functionality.

    Thanks, René

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  6. 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.

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  7. Restart footnotes after a style

    In addition to being able to restart footnotes every new section, page, or spread, add the ability to restart footnote numbering after a paragraph style of your choosing. Let's say I wanted to have footnotes restart each chapter and each chapter began with a numeral with the paragraph style named "chapter number," then I wouldn't necessarily have to watch or redo my sections, they would just automatically restart (at 1) after each "chapter number" style.

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  8. 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 +…

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Font Preview Size

    Please add Extra Large and Huge font preview size options as per Photoshop.

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  13. Replace all missing glyphs

    Option in the find replace dialogue to replace all missing glyphs, not just swapping one glyph for another. As far as I know, you have to go one by one throughout a document. The find/replace Opentype feature (text tab hasn't worked for me either.)

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  14. Equations and Citations and Bibliography Feautures

    Bring the most desired features such as Equations and Citations and Bibliography fields as in Word. Currently I am writing my dessertation and I have to insert my reference list the hard way and I can't even type my mathematical equations as it should be typed.

    InDesign CC doesn't bring features for that (so that I don't have to rewrite references each time I need) neither to insert mathematical equation as in Word. WORD DOES IT BETTER!

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  15. Transparency/opacity settings for paragraph shading

    It would be nice to have transparency/opacity settings for paragraph shading. In certain designs, it would be nice if paragraph shading worked a lot like a frame fill that you can control the transparency and blending options for the shading portion. This would be applicable to borders as well. Right now, to get the semblance of semi-transparency, you have to apply it to the whole frame, but you may just want the shading and no other elements to be affected.

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  16. 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.

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  17. Duplicate Table of Contents Style... Alt-[New]

    Adding the possibility of duplicating TOC Style or Create New based on old one.

    We still have only the option New and Edit. And all new styles have to be defined from scratch.
    Or add the shortcut Alt-[New] to create New based on old one.

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  18. Allow footnotes to renumber in same document

    When importing a Word document with footnotes or endnotes that are continuous, add feature to begin renumbering footnotes from 1 for each chapter or section. It does not work in the current versions of InDesign CC even with the preferences set to renumber with each new section when the text file is linked from section to section.

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  19. 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.
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  20. 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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