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  1. Trademark, registered trademark, n-dash, and m-dash shortcuts

    Bring back the keyboard shortcuts for trademark, registered trademark, copyright, n-dash, and m-dash. They are so buried now. We used these hourly. I know you can find them in the glyphs panel. But it worked fine before. I could just keep typing without opening a new panel.

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  2. Data Merge preview longest record

    Data merge preview should have an option to "View longest data", which would display the longest record for each data field. This way we can make sure there is no overset text which currently notifies after creating a merged PDF.

    3 votes

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  3. 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.

    3 votes

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  4. Allow to bring selected text to foreground or push it backwards, relatively to the unselected text, within the same text object

    When creating slab text block, for example, as a single text frame (rows with different lengths of text, and make the rows equal lenght by changing the font size of each row, rather than changing the tracking) some of the rows you want to overlap other rows (big font sizes) as a design feature, for example titles as slab text block.
    In that text block you could push selected text in the background, behind the not selected text, if this feature would exist.
    So that you wouldn't be required to create a separate object for each row of text.

    1 vote

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  5. RTL support in Adobe Composer (not Adobe World-Ready Composer)

    Adobe's Ready World Composer is designed to provide a solution for RTL languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic. But lots of InDesign features don't work at all. (OpenType by Frame, Flush Space, Optical Margin Aligment and more ...)
    Instead of fixing this composer, I suggest that the regular composer also will support RTL writing.

    448 votes

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  6. left to right (LTR) text option in indesign 17.2.1.

    I don't find the left to right (LTR) text option in indesign 17.2.1. Do you know why? I work with multilanguages and I must have the option to change the direction of the texts (arab-english). In previous versions I had that option but now I don't. Do you know how to do now, please?

    2 votes

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  7. Always fill the type area

    Please give us an option to always fill the type area. When setting up books like novels many customers want the type area to be filled up to the last line. But setting up the text wrap to avoid widows and orphans often leads to blank lines at the bottom of the type area. Normally we try to get around this by increasing or decreasing text spacing or scaling a bit to save or generate an additional line. It would be wonderful to have an option that brings InDesign to always try to fill the type area.

    2 votes

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  8. Hyperlink updates

    It seems odd that there is no way to have hyperlinks open in new windows, or have noopener/noreferrer options. The new window would make exported pdfs much easier to use especially since most browsers open pdf links instead of having the document downloaded. And, given the nature of the internet these days, making all links default to a rel="noreferrer noopener" seems like a smart idea to make links safer to use.

    1 vote

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  9. Text Frame Auto-Size in story mode (linked frames)

    Dear Indesign Development Team,

    Please fix the Auto-Size Text Frame feature in InDesign. When running a story through multiple text frames the Auto-Size feature does not work. The feature should recognize the Frame Break or Column Break symbol as the end of the text in a frame and Auto-Size the frame accordingly. Please! I am tired of hacking my way through features to get the result I want while I feel it should be real simple.

    Comment and vote if you agree.

    6 votes

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  10. Table of Contents

    Can we have another ToC option: Layout > Update All Table of Contents where there is more than one in a document.

    Where there is more than one ToC they have to be updated individually every time. (I have one document with four ToC's)

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  11. Allow GREP functions embedded in Paragraph Styles to 'soft' replace text

    GREP functions in paragraph styles are powerful and let you find and style text automatically - but they don't let you stylistically 'replace' it. It would be very helpful for example to replace 'and' in Title Style to '&' or to add custom dingbats and company logos in place of 'company name'.

    3 votes

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  12. Wish for a character format option to suppress the automatic hyphen

    I often have to set URLs in literature references. The hyphen must not be displayed, because this would corrupt the link - as it could happen e.g. with codelistings.
    The actual hyphenation should not change, only the hyphen should be suppressed.

    This option could consequently also be offered for paragraph formats; as well as for manual formatting, comparable to »No Break«.
    All in all, the procedure with this new option would be much faster than working with the »Discretionary Line Break« at every corresponding separation point.

    Please consider this option of suppressing the hyphen.
    Many thanks

    1 vote

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  13. Typesetter Mode: Disable Typing Toggle

    I work for a book publisher and typeset hundreds of books a year. It would be nice to have a toggle that would disable the ability to add or remove characters from a text frame. Retain the ability to adjust leading, tracking, and other formatting, but prevent accidentally adding characters to the author's text. I currently map "W" to "esc" using keyboard shortcuts, but it would be a kind of nice feature to have built in.

    1 vote

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  14. Make spellcheck change colour when complete

    When checking a story of several thousand words it's easy to miss the phrase 'Spellcheck complete' at the top of the box when you're busy looking at the page itself. Up to a couple of generations ago the box would change colour when complete which you could see out of the corner of your eye. Very handy – please bring it back.

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  15. Indesign creates an incorrect href for Acrhive.org links

    When InDesign creates the href for a link from Archive.org it does not href to archive.org, but to the dead link.

    example: the typed link is
    "https://web.archive.org/web/20220320173121/https://freewheelingeasy.com/
    creates an href for "https://freewheelingeasy.com/"
    rather than the correct href of "https://web.archive.org/web/20220320173121/https://freewheelingeasy.com/"

    1 vote

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  16. Allow Nonprinting to have a keyboard shortcut

    Nonprinting should be able to be assigned a keyboard shortcut. It is often used with text variables--if you are manually entering a separate "first on page" header, you don't want that printing, and a shortcut to make it nonprinting would be a time saver.

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  17. Add support for Case Transformation in GREP Change to field

    GREP Case Transformations in "Change To"

    Add support for case transformation in the replace patterns "Change to" for changing the case of the original text when using subpattern
    replacements.

    \u Make the next character uppercase
    \U Make all following characters uppercase until reaching another case specifier (\u, \L, \l ) or \E
    \l Make the next character lowercase
    \L Make all following characters lowercase until reaching another case specifier (\u, \U, \l ) or \E
    \E End case transformation opened by \U or \L

    106 votes

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  18. Request for adding Mongolian language spelling dictionary

    Hello,

    Of course, there are many users from Mongolia, but we can't use our native language spelling dictionary in Indesign. And I want to add a Mongolian language spelling dictionary to Indesign. I've attached the Hunspell dictionary file with the hyphenation file. Hope every Mongolian will be using a Mongolian spelling dictionary within Indesign soon. Thank you!

    You can find the Hunspell dictionary from these links:
    https://zuv.bichig.dev/, https://extensions.libreoffice.org/en/extensions/show/1980, https://github.com/bataak/dict-mn

    2 votes

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  19. Make Optical Margin Alignment part of Paragraph Style

    It's not logical to do this by hand for every Story...

    8 votes

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  20. Provide a linking feature to duplicate text from one frame into others

    It would be highly valuable to be able to define a parent text frame and then link that frame to other frames in a layout that duplicates the text in that frame.

    This would be similar to the way that text links in alternate layouts work, but the styles to the linked (child?) frames are allowed to be independent of the parent.

    Trying to use text variables for this kind of duplication runs into the multi-line issue. Copying linked frames from alternate layouts will result in the parent style of the linked text to overrun any changes made to the…

    1 vote

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