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  1. Type scaling

    I'd like to see a type scaling feature added to paragraph styles. When the project allows it I prefer to set up a "body" style and then base most of my copy styles on this one. Currently I make different header styles proportionally larger but if I ever need to change my body copy size I have to go back and change all the other head styles to match. It would be nice to set body to 10pt for instance, then set head 1 to 150% and head 2 to 125%. This would make head 1 15pt in reality and…

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  2. Multiple footnote groups/storys on one story.

    It would be very useful if it is possible to have 2 [or more] footnote groups on 1 story.

    For example, I have a main text, then there are 2 commentary texts, that both are linked with numbers [like footnotes] to the main text; & they are separately numbered & in separate frames.

    Would be amazing!!!

    2 votes
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  3. Bring back newly activated fonts

    Since updating to Indesign CC 2018, we can no longer use newly activated fonts. I have to restart Indesign after each time I activate a font. Please fix!

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  4. Indents without first line indent

    Would be great if you could change the indent feature. Right now, if you use the indent function, it also gives the first line an indent. It would be better if you could add an indent in the paragraph style without affecting the first line of the body copy.

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  5. GREP query to remove whitespace before sentence

    Along with a query for removing trailing whitespace, one is needed for preceding whitespace. The workaround of searching for ^p+space does not work in all instances, especially in tables.

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  6. Paste Variable text

    In Find/Change have an option to paste a variable. I will often search for a word and then need to paste a variable. Currently I have to right-click the results, choose Insert Variable, and then choose the variable.

    Do that 10 times when a writer forgets to use a variable, replace all would be great.

    2 votes
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  7. allow customers to choose a default font when opening new documents.

    our organization uses a style guide of fonts that does NOT include Minion Pro. We would like to be able to customize our new documents with our font of choice

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  8. Ignora contorna con testo

    Buongiorno, rilevo che quando copio un oggetto da un documento ad un altro (Ctrl+c Ctrl+v) viene persa l'impostazione "ignora contorna con testo".
    Necessito di una soluzione.
    Grazie

    Good morning, I notice that when I copy an object from one document to another (Ctrl+c Ctrl+v), the "ignore wrap with text" (https://helpx.adobe.com/it/indesign/using/text-wrap.html) setting is lost.
    Needed a solution.
    Thank you

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  9. Span Columns: Let us enter "1"

    Currently, when we go to Span Columns and type "1" we get an error.

    It would be so great to be able to type "1" and have InDesign realize that we are wanting to, in effect, switch the paragraph layout from Span Columns to Single Columns.

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  10. In-paragraph autonumerated lists

    Quite often we have to create numbered lists, each element of which is a separate paragraph with a number or letter in front of it. But sometimes we need to build a long list that will be contained in one paragraph (enumeration), (for example, a) ...; b) ...; ... n) ... or 1) ...; 2) ...; ... 999). ). When such a list is being edited (its parts are added or deleted), such indexes also need to be edited manually, which takes a lot of time.

    My idea is to add a new marker type (such as a page number…

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  11. Hyphenate : make exceptions

    1 How if we could select/input characters which do NOT count as characters to be hyphenated ? My customers wants his product names & codes (which contain hyphens) NOT to be hyphenated. So in the paragraph hyphen options there would be a box to input "/" or combos like "Li-Ion".

    2 Would save enormously on manual copy checks.

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  12. Create Terminology-list

    Implement a function to handle a Terminology-List.

    Of course - there are several Tools and PlugIns available to manage Terminology. In most cases these Products are not necessary and too big. And the all have two things in common: Price and Handling.

    So the easiest way would be if we could have the possibility to manage on flattest way a terminology list (outside the document) by ourselve. In the first step it would be enough to have allowed terms and the banned terms in the list. Via the existing control board it should be possible to markup banned terms and…

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  13. Delete unused-variables

    Unfortunately the UI- and the Handling of variables is quiet different to all other menues and function in InDesign. And so theres still no way to delete "unused" variables.

    While handling an document over several years - e.g. a typical product-catalog or price list - the variables-list grows from year to year as there are every year new products which need a variable. After some years it is not practical to have a list with 500 variables but only 100 are used.
    It would be very appreciated if the complete handling of variables could be like in all other menues.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

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  17. 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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  18. Shadow-Effect for Text

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

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  19. 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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  20. 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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