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  1. Font list fly up menu

    If you are using the Character window and you have text selected in your document, if you want to change that font, the fly up menu of fonts does NOT go back to the one you have selected. It starts back at the top with A fonts unlike Illustrator where the font list goes back to the one you have selected in your document. That way you can continue scrolling down to select the next font needed when you are trying to decide which font you want to use. See example attached. I need it to go back to the…

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  2. freeze hyphenation, like XPress earlier

    10 Years ago. with Xpress 4.0, there was the option to freeze hyphenation.
    After you send a Version to the client, you can freeze the hyphenation and after that, only manually hyphenation and line breaks are common.
    Reason: Client wants other hyphenations or line breaks, after he becomes the next version, there are more new hyphenations followed by the next correction. And finaly, you have broken every line manually.

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  3. live font

    you need live font same photoshop and illustrator

    6 votes
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  4. A cross paragraph word count

    A system by which one could simply and easily find out the total number of words in the document.

    6 votes
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  5. text box handles: right side

    Please put a handle on the righthand side of text boxes that is not hidden by either the "click to edit corners" yellow box or the text-thread button when the text box is vertically challenged, as it were. Sometimes I want a text box to maintain a specific height but need to pull it wider to the right. If the text box is tall enough, the righthand pull handle is easily accessible, but if the text box is short, there' no way to pull the box wider to the right without either making it taller or using one of the…

    5 votes
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  6. Add more support for Right-to-Left Languages

    Having tabs work for the right-to-left languages and an easy toggle for right-to-left so that the whole program doesn't have to be reinstalled.

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  7. highlight hyphenations

    A great feature would be if InDesign could highlight automatic hyphenations.

    5 votes
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  8. PLEASE ADD VERTICAL ALIGNMENT TEXT TOOL

    Please add the vertical alignment text tool.

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  9. Outline all fonts in a merged document.

    We are a print company and regularly deal with personalised text within data merge. Sometime we have to use 'create merged document' to alter specific text and often we come across the issue where fonts cannot be embedded when exporting, I know there is a long winded fix for this but it would be great if there was a feature to simply click a button to ouitline all fonts in a merged document instead of having to go through each page, or adding a small transparency and flattening etc.

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  10. More powerful use of Conditional Text

    Conditional text is a great tool, but limited. It could be used to apply formatting to text that would survive the "clear overrides" of para or char styles.

    I can see that conditional formatting that changed the text itself could be difficult to implement (such as font size, applying italics, small caps, no break, no hyphenation...) but if it could do that, it could prove very handy to giving a persistent formatting "style" that would not be affected by clearing overrides.

    Also: Sometimes highlighting or underlining is not appropriate. I'd like a flag in the margin that marks the beginning…

    5 votes
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  11. OpenType-SVG color shapes are not rendered via Create Outlines

    Outlining color fonts does not display the actual colored shapes, and in the case of Trajan & Gilbert, the outlining process is relying on the CFF shapes. As a user, I would expect to see the colored SVG shapes.

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  12. Allow footnotes to renumber in same document

    When importing a Word document with footnotes or endnotes that are continuous, add feature to begin renumbering footnotes from 1 for each chapter or section. It does not work in the current versions of InDesign CC even with the preferences set to renumber with each new section when the text file is linked from section to section.

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  13. Keyboard shortcut for paragraph spacing before/after

    Allow a Keyboard shortcut to increase/decrease paragraph spacing before/after.

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  14. Text from a paragraph style used in a variable does not carry any character styling

    Text from a paragraph style used in a variable does not carry any character styling.

    Define a variable using the text of a specific paragraph style. Add character styles to the text (or use a GREP style) and when the text is
    pulled" by the variable the character style is not reflected.

    Often this is used for running headers and footers. Example: if the registered trademark symbol is added to the text, it is regular case in the variable.

    This also really screws up the ToC when the paragraph style is used in a ToC

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  15. Price format : Wordbased diagonal strike-through

    1. Price formatting : we need a character style that allows BARRED PRICE styles : a diagonal strikethrough in a different colour, and needs a line style which allows a full line or a dotted line version . See screenshot

    2. Millions of uses a day. For a lot of indesign brochure designers.

    5 votes
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  16. Implement Function "Lock Styles"

    It would be very helpful, time and costsaving if there were a function to "lock" e.g. all paragraph-styles. Subsequent all modifications in paragraph-styled-textes are only allowed by using (also locked) text-styles.

    In Addition to that it should be possible to lock the complete "CTRL+T" menu in order to avoid any "uncontrolled modifications".

    All meanderings/abberations in textes are mostly caused "by mistake" and it takes hours of hours to correct (and proof!) this in documents an big books.

    5 votes
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  17. edit text variable directly

    Rather than having to dig down through menus to edit a variable, have it editable directly from the RMB contextual menu in the layout.

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  18. add Latin dictionary

    Include a Latin dictionary in InDesign's default dictionary. It would be nice not to have to tell InDesign to ignore every instance of various scientific terms, or Latin mottos, etc.

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  19. Font Substitution Preferences

    I often have several of the same fonts come up that I'm missing in the documents I'm working on from other people. I think it would be great to be able to have a user preference to define a specific font I have to replace it automatically rather than just a default font.

    This could also help with fonts that are technically the same, but one is an open type vs post script version.

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  20. Option-Click to indent both sides of a paragraph

    When using cursor to click on the up/down arrows in the paragraph palette to increase or decrease indent, hold the option key to indent both sides. (Option key is common to constraining reshape to both sides of an object.)

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