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  1. French dictionaries

    The Académie française updated spellings in French in 1990, and textbooks in France are now teaching the new versions. But InDesign does not inherently support the new spellings. The only way to activate them is by drilling down into the files and adding Hunspell manually. ID does support much more recent German reforms, though. After 29 years (which is literally older than ID itself!), it's time for Adobe to support this.

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  2. GREP: Group or chain GREP expressions so they can all be triggered with one click

    There are many times that I receive text with double spaces between sentences and double paragraph returns and ### between sections and 4 or 5 tabs in a row. These can all be fixed with GREP expressions, but it would save time to be able to create a group of expressions that can launch with one click. Similar to Next Style in a paragraph style description. I am sure there are even more complex compound instances that would benefit from this.

    5 votes
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  3. Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list

    Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list. It never used to do this in previous versions.

    16 votes
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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html


    Adobe InDesign team

  4. Adobe Sensei Kerning

    It would be great if Sensei could be implemented to replicate and improve manual kerning pair choices based on user preferences or behavior over time.

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  5. Automatic Type Stacking

    A feature that automatically arranges and resizes stacked type in a text box, similar to the "Capitalise and Fit" feature in Adobe Spark.

    2 votes
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  6. Insert (or delete) a character in "GREP Styles"

    Be able to insert/delete a character in Paragraph Style Options> Grep Styles: e.g. whenever this occurs: "^Day \d+$", add this ":" or "(^Day \d+)$" > "$1:"

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  7. ALT + click on a paragraph style

    ALT + click on a paragraph style must not reset local character formating.

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  8. Set leading as a pecentage of the type's point size.

    I wish you could set the Leading as a percentage instead of a point size, so if the point size changes the leading stays in proportion. And this percentage should stay persistent, once I enter a percentage is should stay that percentage and not revert to the point size of what that leading is. I know you can modify the Auto percentage in Preferences, but I want to be able to it on an instance by instance or stylesheet by stylesheet basis. This should be doable any place the leading can be changed.

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  9. Set Solid Leading for Text

    Having a Set Solid Leading Option for Text would be amazing as I regularly use this setting and have to manually change the leading everytime I change the point size (and sometimes when you're working out the perfect point size and spacing for a layout, this doubles the work having to change the leading everytime too).

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  10. Last Sentence Nested Style Option

    Add an option that will allow you to set up nested text at the end of a paragraph in addition to the beginning of paragraphs. Our magazine bolds the last sentences in one of columns and this would be a big time saver.

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  11. Easier to find Span columns

    I teach InDesign to beginners so we use the Properties panel a lot. I would like an easy way to find span columns directly in the Properties panel. Now you have to go to the Control panel and if it fits the screen you will find it at the right, otherwise in the Paragraph panelmenu. Such a great feature should be easier to access

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  12. Remove US spelling 'standardized' from UK dictionary

    The en_GB dictionary includes both the US and UK spellings of 'standardised'.

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  13. Indesign CS6 and prior one could easily make footnotes inline for multiple footnotes in a page. Now with the new Version it is gone.

    Indesign CS6 and prior one could easily make footnotes inline for multiple footnotes in a page. Now with the new Version it is gone. Please bring back the simplicity of the footnotes and try not to mess up what works. Now the forced and default spacing between the footnotes does not allow for inline Footnotes. Even Peter Karhel’s script does not work.

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  14. Add Selected to Dictionary

    With the dictionary and spelling options the phenomena of names of places and companies , multi word names that include irregular spelling the idea of add selected text to dictionary should be available. This would let the software searching for spelling errors include the names as a part of the algorithm.

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  15. Reintroduce Composite Fonts, Full East Asian Language Support in English (or any) UI

    It used to be a feature of InDesign, regardless of the UI language setting.
    (It still is for certain UIs, e.g. in the Japanese iD version)

    Please bring back this desperately needed feature.

    1 vote
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  16. Allow bullets and numbers to hang outside of the text frame

    There is currently no way to make a bullet or number hang outside of a text frame properly. The "optical margin alignment" feature control is iffy at best.

    Attached are two photos that show what I mean.

    In the first example, the "Correct" green bullets are not achievable in InDesign unless every other paragraph except for the bulleted paragraph has an additional positive left indent on all of its lines. It would be so much easier if we could just add a negative left indent to the first line of the bulleted paragraphs.

    In the second example, a document that…

    37 votes
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  17. Change dictionary across paragraph styles

    I hope in a feature to change the dictionary across all/selected paragraph styles in a document with a single command. It should be a saving time feature.

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  18. Highlight text to format into columns

    In Microsoft Word, you can highlight text and make into columns. That would be great for InDesign too, instead of multiple text frames. For instance, one text frame for a heading, another for two column text. If something changes, go back and repeat.

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  19. Correction of double spaces between words

    Since I mostly write directly in InDesign to get the text in combination with pictures I very often have to adjust that there are two or more spaces between words, which is not flagged in the software. In other writing softwares this is always taken care of but not in InDesign. I discover this problem now and then but not always.
    It would be a good help with such a function.

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  20. Add unicode categories to the list of available GREP choices

    If you've ever had to write out a GREP code and weren't sure of the character, you can click on the @ to call up a list of known codes to choose from while in the find/change menu OR the GREP styles panel.
    However, there is a selection that is missing that GREP in InDesign is known to handle, and that is unicode categories:
    https://www.regular-expressions.info/unicode.html
    for example, if I type into the GREP find field - right now - the following code:
    \p{Zs}
    I know that InDesign's GREP will find all spaces except tabs and returns. However, this isn't an…

    14 votes
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