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  1. View Verso/Recto Page as Transparent Overlay

    Include within View > Extras an option to turn on a transparent and mirrored overlay of the other side of a given page in a book. Allow for customization of transparency and color. Provides a quick way to check the baseline grid is properly aligned and that there wont be conflict with elements on previous page.

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  2. Custom Font Categories

    I have several types of fonts in my personal collection that would like to group into custom categories for easy access. For example, Retro, Holiday, Customer Name, etc. It would be nice to access them where indicated in the screenshot. " "Favorites" is fine, and "Font Filtering" works too, but would it be possible to have a handful of custom groupings available?

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  3. Copy/Paste text formatting

    It would be nice to be able to copy and paste formatting from/to text like you can copy and paste settings from one photo to the next in Lightroom. This way you would not have to create styles for every formatting choice that repeats.

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  4. Auto recognize type on path with overset text

    When using 'type on path' with multiple paths and you have overset text on one path. When clicking on the red plus so you copied the overset text to past it on the next path but it's not possible because InDesign doesn't automatically apply/recognize 'type on path' like in Illustrator.

    Attached an screenshot what I mean.

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  5. Baseline Options for Character Styles: vertical alignment to top, base, etc.

    Text Frames have Baseline Options where you can set the First Baseline.

    Please implement something similar for character styles, to vertically align characters within a line, based on Cap Height, Ascent, Baseline, etc. – similar to CSS.

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  6. Give us the option to ignore certain instances of spelling & grammar errors, just like Adobe Illustrator.

    Just like Adobe Illustrator, please add optional checkboxes to either include/exclude things like "repeated words" or "uncapitalized start of sentence" instances. Also... Illustrator has a section of the dialog box where you can optionally ignore (1) uppercase words, (2) roman numerals, and (3) words with numbers. This would be a great feature to implement within InDesign as well, especially since InDesign is the go-to program for layouts.

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  7. make insert next page number/previous page number work properly

    at the time of writing, this feature only gives the CURRENT page number instead of the previous or next as intended

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  8. Define increased/decreased italicisation/***** and weight relatively (independent of font) on Character Styles

    If I'm defining a Character Style called "Emphasis", essentially I want to be able to apply this to any text in the document and for that text to be italicised.

    However, this doesn't work because:


    • I might apply it to a font where the italic style is called "Oblique" not "Italic"

    • I might apply it to a font set in Medium. Now it returns to a regular weight with Italics, rather than Medium Italic.

    There needs to be a way to define "Increased/Decreased Italicisation/*****" or "Increased/Decreased Weight" on a Character Style. InDesign would then:


    • Find the Italic style that most…
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  9. Add grep Location option for "end of line"

    Hi,
    it's possible add the option for grep location, similar to the "end of paragraph" option, but for the "end of the line"? I think it's very helpful for advanced formatting long text.

    Thank you

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  10. Preserve Formatting Pasting text from CC Apps

    I just did a nutritional label in ai and linked it to an indesign project, but wanted it to be more flexible using Indesign's text frames. As you know, nutritional labels require a TON of font size and weight variances so it really threw me for a loop that I couldn't retain all the formatting I had done when I pasted the text into indesign. Ruined my day sigh

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  11. Running header should pick up automatically numbring

    TOC function picks up the automatic number from paragraph styles.
    But the Running Header function does not.

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  12. Text Frame Row Rule Options

    It would be brilliant to have this feature added in the Text Frame Options in order to be able to add a number of rows (and its attributes) along with the number of colums.

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  13. Text engine compatibility with Illustrator and Photoshop

    Ability to copy Illustrator and Photoshop graphics to InDesign so that the text remains editable, in other words does not convert to shapes/paths.

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  14. CJK and Arabic Toolsets

    I frequently have to typeset Japanese, Chinese and Arabic, and it's very unfortunate the interfaces for the language tools cannot all be included in the same version.

    My understanding is that every version of the software is identical under the hood, and there's a simple hidden parameter that enables the different language tools after a reboot, but it would allow for a much smoother workflow if this could be done within the software. For example, under Workspaces have the option to choose workspaces that use a different language toolset, with a reboot required if necessary. Can this be addressed in…

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  15. add the ability to move from the type tool to the move tool with a right click or hold down a key

    switching from type tool to the move tool while your cursor is inside a text box can't be done by simply pressing the v key because it will put a v in the copy you are working with. Currently the solve is 1) push escape, then the v key-a real pain 2) click off the text box that you are working on, push the v key, go back to the text box and click on it to move it-slightly inconvenient.

    So would it make sense to have a right click with the move (V) tool at the very top of…

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  17. Tab Options

    Right Align & Tabs
    Allow for tabbing option for right-aligned Text that utilizes tabs to move through the tab stops from right to left, starting with the right-most tabs first and move left accordingly rather than moving to the left-most tab first then filling back in toward the right.

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  18. PDF comments: see/keep local formatting

    I’m missing two things. First, the PDF Comments panel menu doesn’t display local formatting (italic, bold, bold italic) whereas these are visible in Acrobat. Second and most important, when accepting a comment, any local formatting doesn’t translate into InDesign. As if the whole content is treated as plain text.

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  20. Kerning Tables

    Can you please build in the ability to export a kerning table for a font that I have manually kerned so I can use it again and keep adding to it as new combinations come up. This is something that is really restrictive for the Typographers amongst us and one of the things that is still really missed from the Quark days. I appreciate your general optical setting but it's really only a start point for fine tuning.

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