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  1. 3 votes
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  2. 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…

    3 votes
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  3. Undo create outlines

    The ability to undo anything especially the outline of text “ “anytime” even in illustrator or photoshop... not just backwards

    3 votes
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  4. Character palette dropdown menu needs to expand full within workspace (revised post)

    Apologies, but I posted this before but forgot to include screen grabs. In InDesign CC 2018 when I selected a typeface from the character window drop-down menu, the drop-down expanded to fill my workspace vertically no matter where my character palette was on the screen. Now in CC 2019 it only expands to show 19 or 20 fonts in a much smaller drop-down window. I would love either to go back to the way it was before or have the option to enlarge the drop-down typeface selection window.

    See the difference between CC 2018 and 2019 in the screen shots.…

    3 votes
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  5. Discontiguous selections in InDesign

    It would be nice for users to be able to make discontiguous text selections in InDesign, as you can in Microsoft Word.

    3 votes
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  6. Hyperlinks report

    The Hyperlinks panel needs to be better overhauled please. I have a 300 page magazine with hyperlinks in each section (different sections provided by a team) ... so a Report Hyperlinks option would be very useful please, in the same way you can generate a Report in the Links panel.

    3 votes
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  7. Imported text linked to a document (like Word) where changes can be made and then automatically updated in indesign document

    When importing text, we brake the link with the original textual content. I wish we could have the option to keep the imported text linked to its original document so that we can design while some of the content is being modified in a word processor and then updated like any other kind of link and without losing the applied styles.

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  8. Allow to add notes to footnotes!

    As simple as the heading is to "allow to add notes to footnotes!"
    Google Docs, has this option, and and causes problems when importing them with the notes into InDesign, same applies when using DocaFlow

    3 votes
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  9. Speed up baseline setup

    Setting up a baseline grid can be easier, I think.

    A workflow speed-up like this would be great:

    1) select the basic text
    2) click on a button that does all these things at once:
    - Show baseline grid
    - base the baseline grid on the line height of the selected text without going to the preferences panel (line height, etc.)
    - align the text to the baseline grid

    I think this feature is great for newer, and existing Indesign users and can be a great addition to the feature request in this thread:

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/32113915-dynamic-baseline-related-unit-of-measurement

    3 votes
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  10. EXACT ALIGNMENT OF TEXT TO EDGE TEXT BOX

    Perfect right and left alignment of text so that all of the end-of-line characters exactly hit the edge of the text box.

    This is useful for certain designs that entail perfect geometric type alignment.

    See attached screen shot showing the default setting of right aligned text.

    3 votes
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  11. Spelling & Grammer included in Preflight Report

    Would it be possible to enhance the prelight report features to include spelling & grammar checks so you could go through the report with page numbers references instead of having to click through each misspelt word individually .... for long documents this is a real problem as a lot of the instances of acronyms and named places currently get picked up which are not actually misspelt words ...

    Currently, this can be achieved with purchase of plugin suite from Mindstream - http://www.mindsteam.com/products/mindsuitepro/index.html

    3 votes
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  12. Find/Change options for variables

    Currently, you can only search for all variables used. But that's it. There is no way to search for the contents of variables or find a specific variable used.

    3 votes
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  13. Footnotes *from different text frames* in *separate text frame*

    New footnotes in InDesign 14 does not suite for complex layouts with many text frames and tables on one page.
    There should be also a solution for footnotes collected from different text frames / tables on a page.
    Collected in a separate text frame.

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  14. Hyphenation of compound words must take precedence over hyphenation

    Currently, in Indesign in german language "st" is always hyphenated. In my work, however, there are many compound words in which the "st" is at the beginning or end of the word and therefore the hyphenation of a compounded word must occur before or after the "st" instead of between "s" and "t".

    Example:
    "Führerstand", compunded of the words "Führer" and "Stand"

    Expected hyphenation:
    Führer-stand

    Wrong InDesign hyphenation:
    Führers-tand

    3 votes
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  15. Include search for cross references pointing to other documents in Preflight

    Until now, cross refs to other documents can kill Indesign in case that other document has been renamed, moved or deleted. ID would then, like, forever try to find that document, slowing itself down to the unability to work with it.
    That's why such cross refs should not exist, but they occur when copying text from one document to another. In order to find these cross refs, the only way is to hover with the mouse over the cross refs listing in the cross ref panel. That's annoying. Please include searching for such cross refs to Preflight.

    3 votes
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  16. Object corner effect

    When I insert a spacing on a text box using Text Fram Options Panel I lose all my custom spacing once I apply a corner effect.

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  17. Allow users to add footnotes in table text!!!

    Please allow users to add footnotes in table text, I can't believe that this is not poosible. I am formatting a lengthy document for a client and some of the footnotes need to be in table text and they cannot be added without disrupting the flow of footnotes. This is such a basic thing that you should be able to do! Please add it!

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  18. Show warning if you try to spellcheck checked-in text

    If you spellcheck a text which is checked in no changes will be made. You only get the information that 0 changes were made. This behaviour may be logically correct, but it i user-unfriendly.
    Please inform the user that he/she is spell-checking a checked-in text. Plus: Allow him/her at this point to check out the text.

    3 votes
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  19. Pixel instead of point sizes for type in a web layout

    We would like to be able to measure the type size in indesign as pixels rather than points, when we choose a web layout. The same way that the document size is measured in pixels instead of mm. Thanks!

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  20. Slant button to create faux italics

    A one-click button to slant text and create faux italics.

    Yes, the resulting text won't be real italics. Yes, typographic snobs will look down on InDesign and on you as a designer for using it.

    But on projects were it doesn't matter, we get one-button access to make our clients happy and move onto projects where it real italics do matter.

    I remember a time when this button was in InDesign, for the love of god, please bring it back.

    3 votes
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