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  1. Make the standard fonts within InDesign and other Adobe design softwares ALL the same across both the Mac and PC platforms.

    I am a college student studying graphic design. In my classes the school provides Apple Mac computers to do our in class work. However, I own a Windows Surface Laptop. So when I need to finish projects outside of the classroom it is very frustrating to choose a font on the Mac only to have it changed because the font is not available/has to be imported on the Windows PC (vice versa). I understand that the platforms are very different from each other, but it is the same software. How hard can it be for Adobe to make the fonts…

    7 votes
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  2. option to start paragraph rule at end of text

    Give an option to start a paragraph rule at end of text, possibly with a specified amount of white space between the end of text and the beginning of the rule.

    Attached are an example of what I'm wanting, and two shots of the paragraph rule settings I'm currently using to try and accomplish.

    3 votes
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  3. Font Preview Size

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

    11 votes
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  4. Pair Kerning

    There are many occasions where a specific pair of letters do not kern properly, such as ". I would like to be able to select the pair of letters from a particular font that I want kerned throughout an InDesign document, and have them automatically kerned. I don't want to have to apply a style to each instance, or find and replace each instance.

    10 votes
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  5. License official German dictionary (Duden) for InDesign

    I would like to see the official German dictionary integrated into InDesign. There's a full blown and powerful spellcheck solution already available, you just need to license it. http://www.epc.de/unsere-loesungen/duden-korrektor-fuer-adobe-indesign-und-incopy

    3 votes
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  6. Grep style formatting for variables

    Active linked variables and Grep styles do not work together.

    When you use variables and paragraph formats with Grep styles, you have to set the variable back to text and lose the link, to enable formatting with the Grep style.

    Variables should be handled by InDesign like normal text, with all features of formatting etc.

    57 votes
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  7. Provide 'Indent to here' (~/^i) as a 'Text After' option in the Bullets and Numbering dialog

    The ability to add 'Indent to here' as an option in 'Text After' bullets or numbering in the dialog box would be a time-saver so it's automatically inserted after them, rather than having to Grep it or do it to the necessary lines, individually.

    3 votes
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  8. Track changes for anchored stories automatically

    When you turn on Track Changes for a story, you have to remember to also click inside any/all anchored stories and turn on Track Changes individually for them as well. I think it's a given that when you're tracking changes to a story, you want to track changes to all "child" stories as well. This should happen by default.

    4 votes
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  9. Symbol for automatic hyphen in Find/Change

    It would be great, if we could search for words, that are hyphenated automatically at a specific position (I do not mean discretionary hyphens, but those, created automatically from InDesign’s hyphenation module). Therefore a special search character would be useful.

    2 votes
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  10. Obsessive Compulsive Feature - Text averaging for scaled text boxes

    When scaling a text box and contents the final type size ends up with sizes with super detailed decimal places; e.g 12.345pt

    arrrrgh!!

    Don't you realise that many designers are OCD inclined? Whole size text numbers help us feel good. Please don't ask why.

    Suggest a scaling preference that allows users to round-off scaled text to nearest desired text increment, e.g nearest whole number or No of decimal places.

    :-)

    3 votes
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  11. Allow manual reordering of Conditions

    In all the other panel, we have the ability to sort by name, and arrange the items within groups. But the Conditional Text Panel sorts exclusively alphanumerically.

    I would like a way to sort Conditions manually, and to group them into parent-child relationships. Like this: https://indesignsecrets.com/finally-conditional-text.php

    I also like how InDesign allows us to highlight pages, so we can view them more easily. I want the same feature for Conditional text.

    2 votes
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  12. Threading Text

    Add an option for threading text that once you've started the process you can just click ANYWHERE in the box to keep threading. It's very difficult to find that tiny red box in the corner when you want to thread 30+ boxes.

    3 votes
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  13. Spellcheck only "real" copy.

    Add an option in "Check Spelling" to tell it to "ignore automatically generated placeholder text". So that Spellcheck would flag only real copy. I often use both in my documents and it's hard to check a 40-pg document when it keeps stopping at several paragraphs of placeholder text.

    5 votes
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  14. Shadow-Effect for Text

    Please make it possible to give only seperate words a Drop-Shadow

    2 votes
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  15. Only align last line to grid

    I often use captions (in a separate text frame) aligned at the bottom of the page with the bottom line of the body text and/or an illustration. If the leading of captions and body text is different – which is often the case – It would be useful to be able to align only the last line of the caption to the baseline grid just as it is possible to "only align first line to grid.".

    20 votes
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  16. Prevent fonts from becoming bitmap when copied into InDesign or Illustrator

    Why does a font in InDesign become bitmapped when copied into Illustrator; or the other way around - Illustrator into InDesign?

    In Illustrator, why is there no keyboard command for FIND AND REPLACE as there are in other Adobe applications.

    4 votes
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  17. Highlight changes

    When 'undo' or 'redo' is clicked, go to that page and highlight what just changed, that way you won't have to hunt for it..

    3 votes
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  18. I'd like a feature like the Format Painter in MS Word.

    I inherited a ton of files from someone who apparently did not like to set up styles. If an edit comes in, and, for example, I have to add a new subhead, I have to go back and look at all the formatting of the subheads to create a new one, then make all those same choices, since there's no style sheet created. Would be great to just click on one of the existing subheads, click on a format painter icon, and click on the new type for the new type to take on the format of the existing type.…

    5 votes
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  19. Easy way to convert text to outline while exporting

    Most of our printers still ask for fonts to be outlined.
    Unfortunately the process to outline is very complicated and usually results in bullets, text box backgrounds and underline/over-lines disappearing. I also don't always want to flatten the whole document but simply rasterize the text. Especially when sending something to print that has different ink layers. Being able to outline text in the Export dialog box would be the best solution. This way I don't have to save a separate document or undo all my changes before saving so I retain my text in the Indd file.

    62 votes
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  20. Autmatic High of Textframes and Tabel-Cells in steps/on grid

    If a textframe has an automatic high, is dos not fit on the grid. it would be nice, when there would be the option "fit on grid" or/and "in steps of XX mm". The same probelm is in Tabels, when in one cell the text get lmultiline.

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