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  1. Ability to include anchored objects in paragraph styles

    It would be useful to integrate images into paragraph styles and immediately attach an object style to it. The result would be that by selecting a paragraph style, an image (icon etc.) would be added at the desired location (as set in the object style). This would offer many opportunities to make formatting faster and more efficient.

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  2. Paragraph styles frustrations

    When creating a paragraph style from an existing one, please let InDesign automatically select the new one to edit, or at least let it retain the adjustments we made to the existing one. Because many times I edit the styling of text, then make a new paragraph style, only to find out I was still styling on the previous style, and not "New Paragraph 1."

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    Let us be able to highlight the paragraph style we want to redefine, without applying the style to the text.

    Sometimes all we want is to highlight copy in the document, and right-click on…

    2 votes

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  3. Add OpenType attributes into Find/Change search criteria

    InDesign lets users search for type attributes found in Paragraph and Character style criteria, but it does not let users search for applied OpenType attributes like fractionals, etc. in the Find/Change dialog box. It would be useful to find and fix issues when OpenType attributes don't perform as expected.

    Since Adobe is making such a big push to abolish Type 1 fonts in its applications, I think that it would be a useful gesture to include OpenType attributes to its search criteria options through the Edit>Find/Change... menu command.

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  4. pdf imported remarks

    At the moment its only possible to accept remarks/corrections one at a time. But often in a document, there are exactly the same corrections. For example: amsterdam becomes Amsterdam (Capital A). It would be great to accept all these similar corrections at once (or be offered to accept them one at a time throughout the document). And remarks like delete page number are not supported. (masterpage elements)

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  5. Could the order of fonts in the lists in Find/Replace font be adjusted?

    In the Find section of the dialog the font styles are listed alphabetically. In the Replace section they are listed by their order in the menu (from thin to black or whatever).
    Could this be the same in both sections?

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  6. variable typeface axes

    indesign versus illustrator
    in indesign, Roboto Flex has 5 axes.
    in illustrator, there are 13 axes
    What gives?

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  7. Toggle off onscreen visibility of Endnotes markers

    Endnotes imported from Word are marked in InDesign by blue L-shaped brackets at the beginning and end of each note. Why can't the onscreen visibility of these characters be toggled off with Type > Hide Hidden Characters.
    The blue brackets are enormously annoying when making onscreen assessments of full-page typography issues.
    (Yes, I realize that the brackets cannot be removed and do not print, but I would like to have option of making them invisible onscreen.)

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  8. Add "don't show again" option to error box

    See attached image.

    "Invalid indent value. Indents cannot extend outside text frame."

    I'd love to be rid of it, since it just appears when I hit the button one too many times.

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  9. Using microphone to type

    Indesign (all adobe apps I use) do not recognize voice microphone (talk to text) option

    I am using Mac OS with my apps to assist and InDesign will not work with talk to text feature, or simply the microphone. Is there a solution for this? I see no Adobe Apps such as Photoshop allows this functionality either and InDesign is the only one that is very important and needs to have that functionality.

    Is adobe going to work on this situation? When I have to do a text heavy document and the option of talk to text is a savior.…

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  10. Overhaul Bullets and Numbering and add features to make it useful.

    Right now the bullets and numbering features are so limited and feel like an afterthought. Here is what I need in order of importance:

    1. The ability to format bullets/numbers so they ignore extra line spaces.

    2. The ability to align the bullets to the center. When one bullet's verbiage is longer than one line of text the bullet stays on the first line, what I need is for the bullet to be centered with all of the lines of text in that bullet, so if you had a bullet that was three lines long, the bullet would be centered to the…

    2 votes

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  11. Would like to be able to apply formatting to text variables

    You should be able to somehow apply formatting to text variables. (See screenshot: TextVariable.png). The running header on the right hand page is based on the "chapter title" on the left hand page, but the italics can't be applied. It would be nice if you could apply a GREP style, or even a nested style, to the paragraph style that is applied to running header.

    19 votes

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  12. Conversion of Text Encoding

    1. InDesign is missing a built-in function to convert different Chinese text encoding, e.g. Big5 to GBK or vice versa

    2. Right now, the only way to do it is to do the conversion of encoding elsewhere and paste the text back in InDesign. But then all formatting will be lost

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  13. "Indent to here" from the right side

    it would be very helpful if, beside the option "indent to here", there is another optione to set a "indent to here from the right side".
    For Example if i have a text, where the last two words in the last line should be on the right side, but no text above should go as far as this two words .

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  14. Improving the various options of footnotes

    In one of the latest versions of InDesign, endnotes have undergone a significant upgrade as they have become live endnotes than static endnotes. But unfortunately, the footnotes are left far behind.
    We really ask that you rewrite the footnote feature so that the following features are possible:
    1) Select all the footnotes at once (by Cmd + A or Ctrl + A)
    2) Option to split footnotes into a number of columns is different from the main text (not just span footnotes but complete control over the number of columns)
    3) Continuous footnotes in the same paragraph (run-in).
    4) Possibility…

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  15. ignore text boxes filled with placeholder text during spell check

    If you fill a text box from the 'fill with placeholder text' function perhaps it could be highlighted a different colour or have a symbol on the edge which highlights this, and can be ignored during the spell check function. it's super frustrating to have to keep clicking ignore on lorem ipsum!

    4 votes

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  16. Conditional no-break in character styles

    I want an option to make no-break in character style, but if it's impossible to keep text in frame, breaking would be possible.
    For example, usually I don't want to break a hyperlink in text and if I make it no breaking, very long URL's makes it impossible to keep text running in text frames.
    I think there is a workaround with GREP's but that's not really solid solution for this.

    3 votes

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  17. Add a Variable Fonts Option to Classification

    I'd like to be able to filter all loaded variable fonts in the type menu – similar to other properties like x-height and weight.

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  18. Book numbering options in one panel

    Please streamline book numbering options into one panel. It's beyond aggravating to go from Layout -> Numbering & Section Options, then to the Book Panel -> Update Numbering and fumble around with that until you get it right. If the suggested panel had a "Preview" box as well, you could preview your changes until you get your desired result.

    2 votes

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  19. Text "before" and "after" user-definded variables

    Text variables
    For "User defined text" also allow to define "Text before..." and "Text after..." as it is possible for the predefined variables (like "Output date").
    We often need pre- and post-text for self-defined variables

    2 votes

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  20. Better text variables

    Text variables are so... basic at the moment.

    Can it get some love like GREPs search has? Unbelievable that you can't pull the first page or section titles... but how about some simple math operations in there too and combine them with GREP operations? Would be hugely useful to have some dynamic tools like this added to make on page information update in response to layout changes.

    11 votes

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