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  1. Pressing enter in text frame does not automatically expand frame.

    Observed:
    Windows 10
    InDesign 13.1 x64

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Click to drag a text frame (about 1 line high)
    2. Type a number (e.g. "8")
    3. Press Enter/Return
    4. Type another number.

    Result:
    The text frame does not expand automatically in this case and [+] appears. But if you type in a phrase first instead of a number, the frame automatically expands.

    2 votes
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  2. Scale the Find Font Box

    Can you make the 'find font' window scaleable please! Across Indesign and Illustrator. It is so annoying to not be able to enlarge the missing fonts box to see all the fonts that are missing at once. Particularly when you have to jump between Suitcase.

    If it could also indicate what foundry type of font is missing (Open type or Postscript) etc then that would mean NOT having to guess which type of font needs to open.

    2 votes
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  3. Bug

    Bug with Bullets & Numbering. When creating a numbered list, and selecting "Start at" under Mode, all the items in the list have that number.

    For example, if I have 4 items, and want to start at 3, it should be numbered 3, 4, 5, 6... instead all 4 items are numbered with a 3.

    2 votes
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  4. Customizing Numbering Style Format

    Sometimes there is a need to use non-standard (for InDesign) formatting of lists (there is a need to use the alphabet of the Cyrillic alphabet or the Greek alphabet or something else). It would be nice to be able to do this.

    2 votes
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  5. persian language support

    I am a translator and once in a while, I am to write in Persian, having it added so I can check the spelling and all would be nice.

    2 votes
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  6. break in a text and the text suddenly don't fit anymore in the textbox

    Breaks in a text and then the text suddenly don't fit anymore in the textbox
    Bug?

    2 votes
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  7. 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…

    2 votes
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  8. 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!

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    2 votes
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  13. 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

    2 votes
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  14. Turn on/off show spell check in PREVIEW or other screen modes. Not just NORMAL

    When switching between NORMAL screen Mode to PREVIEW mode I still want any spelling errors to show. This would be great in any screen mode with some kind of a toggle button. In fact, the ability to show various hidden paragraph and character formatting would be brilliant.

    2 votes
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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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.

    2 votes
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  17. 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…

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Shadow-Effect for Text

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

    2 votes
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