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  1. Add Mini-glyph panel and OpenType adornment in World Ready composer.

    Add Mini-glyph panel and OpenType adornment in World Ready composer. There is no raison that we can't use this features on Hebrew or Arabic. For me (and others) OpenType features in Hebrew fobts (glyphs alternates, Justification Alternates, stylic sets, etc...) And for me (and other) are much more needed in Hebrew that in Latin.

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  2. Glossary

    Microsoft Word had a really neat Glossary entry feature which allowed you to store your most commonly used words/phrases, and call them up with a key command. I have dumped Word in favor of using InDesign for all my word processing, since I can have style sheets and do everything else I want inside this wonderful program…except glossary feature. I don't know if that would add too much clutter to InDesign, which I wouldn't like, but if it could be added on, wow, would that be a powerful feature.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Shadow-Effect for Text

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

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  5. 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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  6. Mimic Text Box

    For Example: If you have a list of people and you create a text box for each person that has a number in the text box.

    Further in the document you would have a map that also has the numbers showing which person is situated where.

    What would be very helpful is to have those 2 numbers (1 and 1, 2 and 2, etc.) be able to auto update the other.

    So when someone is removed from the list, the person numbered 10 originally now becomes 9, which also auto updates on the map

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  7. When you highlight text - then select something else - it would be really cool if the same text was selected when you went back to it

    When you highlight a block of text - then select a different element - it would be really cool if the text was highlighted when you went back to the text box and selected it.

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  8. Change character in default font

    I'm looking for a way to change a character in my default font. I use the font family Proxima Nova (an Adobe font, what I have activated). In InDesign you can choose between two character for the letter 'a'. There I can change the font with find glyph en replace it for the other one.

    It would be awesome to set that letter 'a' as a default 'a' in that typefont. Because this is an extra action I make for all my designs. Is there a way to change a character and set it as my default character in that…

    1 vote
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  9. Touch type tool for Opentype feature does not show up while setting the paragraph in "Adobe World-Ready Single-line/ Paragraph Composer"

    Touch type tool for Opentype feature does not show up while setting the paragraph in "Adobe World-Ready Single-line/ Paragraph Composer". The script, in this case, found while using Thai with the Opentype font with alternate glyphs.

    We can access the feature, but have to go through the top right hamburger conner to select the stylistic set manually. It is disturbing work-flow while typing in bilingual languages; Thai and Latin.

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  10. Default text box to "Formatting Affects Text" rather than "Formatting Affects Container".

    If a Text box uses all the same color of text within, upon direct selecting the box it should default to an active "Formatting Affects Text" rather than "Formatting Affects Container". Or give me the option to make this the default in Preferences. Pressing (J) before each and every swatch click to trigger this formatting is tedious and unnecessary.

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  11. Exclude specified paragraph or character style/s from spellcheck

    Allow us to exclude from the spellcheck text with a specific paragraph or character style/s applied to it.

    2 possible ways:
    1. a tick box in the paragraph or character style settings to say 'exclude from spellcheck'
    or 2. a field in the spellcheck window where you could nominate which styles to exclude.
    I think the first option would be the better one. it may be a good idea to have with it an alert in preflight 'these styles have been excluded from spellcheck:...' in case the box is left ticked accidentally.

    This way we can exclude things like product…

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  12. Table of Contents - Limit to subject lines to Character Style, option

    Currently, the TOC will display an entire paragraph of text based on the Paragraph Style. I've assigned a unique Character style to give distinction to the first two sentences of the paragraph using Nested Styles within the Paragraph Style.

    In the attached example, you'll see that "Subject 1. Setup." has a distinct Character style, this is the only text that I want to appear in the TOC. Perhaps there's a way to accomplish this. But It would be nice to have the option to populate text based on Character Style only.

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  13. Import Text Variables using .csv

    Currently the only way I can see to import a list of text variables is via another .indd. It's tedious to manage a ~10,000 text variables (prices in a catalogue) within the text variable window in InDesign. It would be great to manage these variables in Excel and then be able to import the .csv into InDesign, to change the variables instantly.

    The import table feature is a good way to do this, but only if the prices are displayed in a table. My prices are all separate text frames.

    Thanks
    Nick

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  14. Letter spacing for initial letter in a textbox

    Please give the ability to set a negative letter spacing for the initial letter in a textbox. Currently letter spacing is only possible between letters.

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  15. Option to disable missing-font notification

    Please add an option in the preferences that enables the user to ignore missing fonts when opening a document. It's possible to disable notification of missing images -- please do the same for fonts.

    Reason: I often get documents from customers and don't have the fonts. Dismissing the dialogs that tell me that the document I'm opening contains missing fonts gets tedious. I easily dismiss the dialogs dozens and dozens of times.

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  16. Improvements to "space between" feature

    Hello, InDesign people!

    The new "space between paragraphs using the same style" feature is a wonderful thing, and it is useful, but I feel it could be improved upon. In practice, there may be several different paragraph styles that should be regarded as the "same style" for this purpose. For instance, say I am designing a book with poetry extracts (block quotes) mixed into the main text. Before we had the "space between" feature, I had to make a paragraph style for the first line of a poem (with space before), a second style for the subsequent lines (no paragraph…

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  17. Add an option to hide Text via caracter format setting

    Add a checkbox to the character format settings that allows users to hide text. In some situations it is very useful to use grep rules to hide certain text elements. Until now, the color of the font had to be removed and had to set the size to 0.1.

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  18. Find missing characters

    Sometimes a character is unavailable and InDesign highlights this with a pink box. However there seems to be no way to Search for these - one has to visually spot them on a page to be able to fix them. Please implement a Find feature

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  19. Find

    Find searches for anything that is NOT the term. eg. Find NOT 12 pt will select text that is not 12pt

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  20. Footnotes and Endnotes

    1a. Export as RichTextFormat ... should include Footnotes and Endnotes.
    1b. Export as HTML ... should include hyperlinked Footnotes and Endnotes.
    1c. Should have option to convert Footnotes and Endnotes to static text. This option should also be available when exporting as per above.
    1d. Above exports should also include any images that are part of the text flow, with an option of converting them to JPEG at a particular resolution.
    2. This would save having to muck around with the HTML code, or manually create static endnote numbers.

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