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  1. 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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  2. Keyboard Shortcut / Menu Command to Edit Text of Selected Frame

    There is currently no way to edit text in an already-selected frame other than using the mouse to enter the frame. As everyone knows, mousing is less efficient than using keyboard shortcuts.

    Please add a menu command and a keyboard shortcut to edit text of the selected frame.

    The most logical thing to do would probably be to use ESC. ESC is already the keyboard shortcut to switch from text selection to editing. It should just be the toggle.

    (This might prompt the question: where should the cursor be placed? I would say just place it at the beginning of…

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  3. Highlight show rags from multiple text boxes ( almost like a smart guide for rags)

    A live view feature that shows the edges of rags so you can optically adjust with all rags in view into consideration - instead of dragging multiple ruler guides or whatever.

    Saves time and provides tighter control of text and layout

    Thanks

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  4. Get Reliable Outlook Support for Changing the Password

    If you suspect your Outlook account is at risk because someone is trying to get the personal information of yours without even informing you or taking permission from you, then immediately change the password. Take effective assistance by contacting Outlook Support team with the help of provided helpline number. At this point, I think money and time is not priority for anybody else, the main motto of those helpless customers should be keep the data and account safe and protected at any cost. That’s why, we suggest you to put a single call on helpline number and get handy solution…

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  5. Change spellcheck from one language to another within the same document

    The Indesign support team was not able to change the dictionary language within a document and suggested that I wrote to the developer engineers for a change.
    They tried different workarounds; Right click the misspelled word and change the language in the dialogue box. Did not apply. Changing the preferences. Did not apply either. Changing the language preferences in Creative Cloud. Did not work that one.
    I guess this is actually a bug.

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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. Autotext

    Je souhaite utiliser une application qui permet d'écrire automatiquement un texte à partir d'un mot clé, seulement lorsque j'écrit le mot clé dans une zone de texte il est bien identifié par l'application (Autotext) mais ensuite au lieu d'être remplacé par la phrase correspondante, il est seulement effacé et pas remplacé ?
    J'ai relevé que cela ne fonctionne pas dans indesign, photoshop, illustrator mais fonctionne dans une note acrobat ou d'autres logiciels non adobe.
    Savez vous de quoi cela viendrait et comment le corriger ?
    Merci !

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  8. Larger Windows for Find & Replace

    Support for larger windows in "Find & Replace." The ability to paste big blocks of copy would be a great option. I had a project where I was making multiple identical pages with variable names and years. Then we had edits that were needed on all of the pages. If I could easily navigate within larger "Find & Replace" windows, I could've made those changes in half the time. Instead, I went just before and after each needed change and fixed each edit individually.

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  9. Flush Zone

    Flush Zone: Specify the area before the right indentation within which the last word in the last line of a justified paragraph must fall in order to justify that line.

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  10. a better way to make texts on circle or other form path (spline) for pictogrammes

    when you have to do it but make a way to have it the most editable way because you have to make it to a lot of different languages. Maybe be a more efficient way with rules on path to automatically inverse it and center it on the center of the path and maybe an option to what part of the text is on one side and what part is on another actually if i do it correctly you often need two path one for top one for bottom part of circular text and when you whant to change one…

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  11. Underline options > color should be TEXT COLOR by default!!

    I have to import Word files in InDesign many times and the text looks black but it's not. I try to select the whole paragraph and change it to black but the underlines remain RGB! So I have to select each one to change it to TEXT COLOR. Why can't it be text color by default...or be selected with the whole paragraph and be changed together with the text??

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  13. alignment and custom footnotes etc

    I would like to see some more feature as described below, so this powerful too will be a step ahead for an Advance Page Layout tool. Here are some of them:


    1. Some custom footnotes so can can add daggers and other symbols exactly like MSWord not the current features. This should be like first symbol, then 1, 2, 3 etc.


    2. Customizing Text box sequence so it will be more intuitive for numbering figures. Think about I've add 100 of figures numbering text box using numbering features, then at editing page need to rearrange/adding/remove some figures, in this it won't work…

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  15. Find / replace : more option search on...

    i would use Find / replace : only on a page or only on a template !

    i think it's a basic and important option !!!

    Thank for this evolution, please ;D

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  16. Global baseline shift

    In version 14.0.2, we may select any character(s) in a single line adjusting baseline shift variously for each selection of characters. Having made specific baseline shifts, it would be nice to select the desired text and while preserving their relative differing baseline shifts to then globally raise and/or lower the entire line.

    Currently, we are not able to do this. The attached shows that if I select the differing baseline shifted characters, InDesign's UI baseline shift incrementer becomes unavailable. I can globally reset the entire line imposing a single shared baseline value via text input, but this does not respect…

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  17. Footnote in XML flow

    Hi Team,

    InDesign not supporting footnote future in XML workflow. In Word workflow it is working fine. But in XML workflow XML structure is remove when insert footnotes. We want to move all footnotes into separate frame and align it in page end. Kindly check the feasibility and add this feature.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Senthilvel S

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  18. Allow GREP Styles to apply to merged text

    GREP Styles cannot be applied to the results of a merged document, either when printing or exporting to PDF or when creating a merged document. This should be fixed.

    See the attached screenshot. Numbers blurred, but clearly the Invisible style is not being applied.

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  19. Flag Adobe fonts in document as "Mandatory: Use TypeKit"

    We have multiple versions of fonts available in our environment (Type1, TT, and access to TypeKit) so having the ability to indicate specific fonts as "Mandatory use from Adobe Fonts/Typekit" would be helpful. In essence, the user wouldn't have to manually activate/deactivate to achieve the correct combination of fonts.
    For example, the user may have Proxima Nova family Type 1 active, but the document correctly shows the TypeKit fonts as missing. They then activate their TT family, which also fails. They tend to not think of Typekit as it's not searchable in our font management tool.
    Using the Document Fonts…

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  20. Move objects to a different layer through F/C dialog

    Would be nice if F/C dialog allowed moving text (and so forth text frames) to a specific layer. Actually this is only feasible per script. User could deport specific text frames to a specific layer in a easy way.

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