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  1. Corners option fill default to 0p

    Whenever I create a new text box, I get the default of outline set to 1p. I always forget to change this, and in editing have to go back and remove all these boxes from picturs, etc. This wastes a lot of time. Have not found where I can set this, saving a changed empty doc does not seem to work.

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  2. Current Spread Number

    In some projects we use spread number instead of page number. Please make it possible to use spread number like page numbers.

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  3. Filter by font style

    In the filter section of the font live preview, please give us to option to select normal vs. italic to further reduce the number of options shown. Thank you.

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  4. make font preview display filtered weights properly

    I'm attempting to preview all san-serif, heavy weight, regular width fonts. While the filter shortens the list of fonts in the preview window, when I use the arrow keys to see my live preview I am getting only light weight previews. If I want to see the heavy weight version, I have to pop open each font group and select the heavier weight version. What gives? This is such a basic idea... please show me ONLY bold, heavy, extra, etc. Don't show me light weight previews when I am filtering for heavy weight. This limitation makes live preview almost useless.

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  5. Align top line of text frame to baseline grid

    Hi InDesign Team—

    The very handy Only Align First Line to Grid feature is essential for building out multiple styles in books and editorial work. However, book designers are in desperate need of a similar feature for text frames, where only the first line in the text frame aligns to the baseline grid. This is essential for building out pages of backmatter, where the text is tighter and does not necessarily align to the baseline grid of the book, but the distance between the head margin and the first baseline should remain the same.

    Is such a feature possible, or…

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  6. Add H1 or P option to Type> font selection filter

    In Typekit there is an option for filtering for (recommended) Header or Paragraph typeface, can we please have this option within (Id) Type- Font classification selecting filter?

    pRRRreeeeettttTTTy please

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  7. Option to paste in out of pasteboard also

    In Adobe Pagemaker, pasteboard is firm. but in Indesign, the pasteboard also moving with the page. If you want to stick the pasted item to see in all pages that helps. So please provide Option to paste in out of pasteboard also

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  8. Have Type Colour always available to select/change

    Please can we have the Type Colour always available to select and change, rather than being hidden secondary to the Fill Colour.

    e.g. why is the Type Colour not in the Character panel like Photoshop has.
    why is the Type Colour in the main horizontal Control Panel not NEXT to the Fill Colour? ... Why do you have to click Fill Colour then T then select the Type Colour??? ... the same for the Swatches Panel - why is the Type Colour secondary to the Fill Colour.

    The same problem also goes for Stroke colour ... why can't the Stroke…

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  9. make fonts go back to having bold and italic versions

    (rather than 'heavy' and 'regular italic' or 'oblique' etc) so that we can use shortcuts to apply them

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  10. Jesus! I pay a frickin' fortune for this software, but I can only have support for Arabic if I have an African release of InDesign.

    Just put in the frickin support for right to left text already. FFS you should hang your heads in shame Adobe

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  11. Numbered paragraphs don't increment in footnotes

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
    14.0.1.209
    Mac OS 10.13.6

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    1. Apply automatic numbering to a paragraph style
    2. Apply that style to footnotes

    Expected result
    Each footnote will be properly numbered, starting at 1.

    Actual result
    All footnotes are numbered 1.

    In the attached screenshot you can see the third footnote. The indicator is the correct number but the footnote is numbered 1, even though it is the third footnote. Footnote 2 is also numbered 1.

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  12. Make OpenType SVG composed glyphs unbreakable

    For now combined glyphs can be accidentally broken if they reach end of line.

    For example, I add composed glyph 0x261d + 0x1f3fe (☝🏾) It is up pointing hand with skin tone modifier.

    Applied EmojiOne font.

    Now i start added dots before is (.........). When glyph reach end of text field, he will be PARTIALLY moved to next line. This moment it will be broken.

    I understand why it happens, but this is unexpected behavior.

    I think there should be an option in paragraph or character style, that makes glyphs unbreakable.

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  14. Make it one-click to disable USA English across all documents, existing and yet to be created.

    Every new document I create defaults to USA English which is time-consuming to change for everyone who does not use this variation of UK English. Please make it a button on the 'New document' window to select default language, and please make it a tick-box in preferences. It could be worded like this for example 'What is your preferred default language?" and then a drop down. Then every document I open will automatically have the correct dictionary applied without any further time spent. Many thanks.

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  15. Stop underlining words after dot.

    Indesign underlines after the dot the words that begin with small letter. This is wrong in the case of abbreviations. Indesign should either recognize the abbreviation either there must be a way to signal the correctness of the word that begins with small cap.
    Example: typing the text " bla bla ex. blah" will result in underlined 'blah'.

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  16. option boxes with sizes need different default behavior

    for all boxes where you can edit a size, please make the default behavior that when you click in the box to edit the size it selects everything. that way you can just click on the box and put in the new number. If for example a text size is 10px, please when I select the box, select everything so that I can just type in 14 to make the size bigger. If I type in 14, you should just keep it in pixels. Or if I type in 14pts, change it to points. Editing sizes right now is annoying…

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  17. Text Hotkey window tool

    A windowed tool that allows you to assign "Hot keys" to font styles where you could quickly edit text on the fly. The text hot key tool would have an activated switch so when its on, it applies your hot keys and when its off everything goes back to normal. This would mostly be used for references where authors names are italicized, body copy is regular and numbers are bold. I know it is similar to the eye dropper tool except you would be able to edit all at once rather than have to go back to each style. The…

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  18. outline entire layer

    It would be great if there were an easier solution to outline your tekst. I think I have a solution that would be great in a workflow.

    It would be great if, in a indesign document, I could put all the text on one layer. Then, in the layer panel on the right, to right click the layer and convert all the tekst of that layer (throughout the whole document) to outlines!

    Obviously, you could duplicate the tekst layer and set it to don't pint so you always have a version of the text to edit.

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  19. export all the text to word

    Would it be possible to add a function to export all the text of all blocks, chained or not, from a document in one go to word.
    I make directories and my clients always want to recover the text once the published directory to make their changes for the next issue.
    Thank you

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  20. Create linked text boxes and assign different colors for text in each text box.

    Hello,
    I would like to be able to create linked text boxes and assign different colors for text in each text box. The linked text boxes can have different background colors. You can create it manually by selecting text and changing its color, but what if an editor removes or adds a paragraph? If in box A background was white and text was black, and in box B background was black and text white, then if a paragraph in box A was removed, text from box B (white) will move to box A and will become invisible in box A…

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