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  1. Text box

    Instead of having to click and dragging to make a text box you should be able to click just once to create a text box, like in illustrator.

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  2. Outline font in indesign

    When you outline font in indesign it should not adjust the stroke weight. Once you outline the font it should stay the same. Also add an expand feature would be nice in indesign so I don't have to keep jumping from program to program.

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  4. Preflight profile to target certain problem fonts

    Would be nice to have a preflight profile or be able to customize a preflight profile to target certain fonts that are used in linked pdfs from customers. We Use Enfocus to process art and whenever Customers use Free or unlicensed versions of a certain font it causes Enfocus server to crash. Identifying these fonts when first placed in indesign would save our designers and printers time and many headaches. I do get warnings every once in a while, but it doesn't catch all of them. A preflight profile as a secondary check would be most helpful.

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  5. Hyphenation (H&J): Don’t break compound words except at hyphens

    Compound words should only be divided at existing hyphens when dividing words for line breaks.

    Example: “award-winner” should break only after “award-“ not as “award-win-ner”

    Other: “heart-stopping” can break after “heart-“ but never “heart-stop-ping”

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  6. Verwendete Absatzformate

    ... wie bei den Farbfeldern: „Alle nicht verwendeten [Absatzformate] auswählen“ als Option im Absatzformate-Fenster.

    Außerdem im 'Suchen und Ersetzen‘-Fenster (oder woanders) die Möglichkeit, ein angewendetes Absatzformat suchen zu können.

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  7. Being able to move the footnotes into any block on the page

    This would enable you to have a sidebar of footnotes, rather than classically at the bottom

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  8. Ability to change fonts across multiple documents

    We can change text across multiple open documents, it would be really handy if you could do the same with fonts too.

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  9. Give us a way to turn off "Space between paragraphs of same style"

    I don't know why this new typesetting option was considered useful, but it is driving me crazy. Is there a way to turn it off?

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  10. Can you please add a Highlight Text feature?

    Seems like this should have been included years ago. It would make it so much easier when reviewing/editing a document to highlight text which needs to be reviewed/confirmed, etc.

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  11. button "align to baseline grid"

    Formerly there has been a button "align to baseline grid" in the paragraph control panel. Although ticked in the control panel of the paragraph control panel, it doesn't show up. This has been a very practical button. I am missing it already for many months.

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  12. Option for creating variable sets

    At present we have an option to define the variables but it would be great to have an option to group the variables (like a set). This could help the writers in easily managing the content.

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  13. Need an Ignore button for Missing Fonts in imported PDF Image files, like JPGs.

    Have an Ignore button for Missing Fonts in imported JPG PDF's.
    When graphic PDF's are imported Indesign tries to recognise the fonts when there are no fonts there, like the name of a street sign or shop sign.. If I don't want it to recognize PDF imports there should be a button to ignore font substitutions. Instead I often get a hindered font errors where non exist and no way to clear them.

    Have verified with Adobe InDesign and Adobe PDF technical support that there is no way to ignore these errors and it needs to be a "Feature"

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  14. Improved default text settings

    In Settings / Text, the checkbox "apply leading to whole paragraph" (or similar, I am using Swedish language) is unchecked by default. It has been this way since the stone age, but I can not see any reason at all why this should not be checked, leading to risk of errors. It should be checked by default.

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  15. Please add this function: Insert Special Character > Markers > Last page

    This would add the ability to insert a 'Page A of Z' (Z being the last page in the document) on the masterpage. So a page would show 'Page 7 of 24'.
    Today I can put 'Page A of 24' in the master, but if the number of pages change I have to change the number manually and it seems this would be easily implemented?

    Please :)

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  16. Adjust Text Frame With Type Tool

    It KILLS me every time I input or type text in INDD and get the cursed overset text error, but I have to switch to the Selection Tool to reframe the text box, then switch back to the Type Tool and continue. PowerPoint and even Google Slides allow you to move your cursor near the boundaries and adjust the size of the text frame without switching tools.

    What's more, switching to different tools while editing type is slightly annoying. Because you can't hit 'v' for selection tool, you either have to click the selection tool or click outside the text…

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    You can easily achieve this without the need to switch to the Selection Tool.
    Hold down the Ctrl key (while you are in text edit mode or even when you are not in text edit mode or when the text frame that you want to resize is not even selected). When you hover the mouse over the text frame, you will see Resizing handles (shown as 9 solid points on the bounding box) – you can drag to resize the text frame.
    Hope this helps.


    InDesign team

  17. Collaborating on translating

    Hi everyone! First I have to say I love all the new features that are slowly being integrated into InDesign. But in all my honesty I really miss one..

    We now can enjoy Share for review which I really love on getting comments from my clients. But what I would love to have is a online tool where my colleagues can enter translation for the file I worked on. Now I export files to pdf and make them in to a word file but that workflow takes a lot of time.

    I know tools like redokun.com but they are expensive…

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  18. Anchored object - Contorna con testo

    Object inserted in the text surrounds the first line of the paragraph with the inline or above line option but does not work on the first line of text with the custom option. Activate the surround with text even with the latter option. Thank you

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  19. “Split Footnotes” under Numbering & Section Options

    Hello,

    I want to ask for a little function tweak of “Split Footnotes”.

    By now, you can only adjust “Split Footnotes” for the whole document.

    This is difficult for documents with many pages! Sometime there are some footnotes in a chapter that you want to break over to the next page because they are to long. But the rest of the footnotes should be only on one page.

    It would be nice to setup “Split Footnotes” as an “override” of the global function in the Numbering & Section Options in the Pages panel. So you can decide by the chapter…

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  20. A new Switch tool

    Instead of ctrl+c, and ctrl+v, it could be invented a new function that switches existing text from a sentence to another. I would find it particularly useful in tables.
    Ex:
    I would like green apples
    I would like yellow lemons

    Select green, ctrl+whatever, select yellow

    Now I have

    I would like yellow apples
    I would like green lemons

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