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  1. Adjust Layout - Off by default please.

    Finding the new Adjust Layout in InDesign 2019 a bit of a liability as is turned ON by default.

    Can you please add a setting to turn off globally and turn on only when needed? Currently doesn't seem possible.

    Thanks

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      92 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Would like the Links panel to show status, resolution, color information for linked AI and PDF

      It would be helpful to be able to view the following information for linked AI and PDF files in InDesign's links panel:

      - Color space of linked AI and PDF files
      - Status of any links or embedded art in linked AI and PDF files
      - Effective resolution for links or embedded art in linked AI and PDF files

      31 votes
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      • Anchored Objects should be able to be sent to back so text can print above the object

        It would be nice if text could print above an anchored object

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          7 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Anchored Objects need be able to apply a text wrap when placed before their anchor point in text

          For example, if the reference text for an image falls on the lower half of a right hand page, but the placement of the image works better at the top of that page—or even on the facing left hand page—the text wrap should be able to work before the object's anchor point in the text. Otherwise, when dealing with long documents, this feature is somewhat useless if you can only anchor some of your objects.

          52 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hey Adobe, stop changing interfaces and ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID QUIPS. "When in doubt make a layout", "Let's design great graphics ...Really?

            Hey Adobe, stop changing interfaces and ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID QUIPS. "When in doubt make a layout", "Let's design great graphics today Brian", "Put your projects into focus today" ...Really? I use Adobe for my job, I am already doing these things, I dont need a fucking reminder from YOU to do my job. STOP IT.

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            • when adjusting the stroke weight with the up/down arrow, make the selections go from 1 pt, to .75, .5, etc.

              right now, if i have a line selected, and use the stroke weight pales to reduce it, if i'm already 1 pt, and click the down arrow, it goes to zero pt. not helpful. it wold be great for it to go to the other increments in the list. i was kind of hoping it would be in the current version, but nah.

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              • Indesign Gradient Tool

                Please make the gradient tool in Indesign function the same as in Illustrator, it's fiddly, cumbersome and gives you nowhere near as much control. There's no reason for it not to function the way it does.

                9 votes
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                • InDesign Accessibility Checker feature

                  I use Indesign to create ADA compliant documents. I constantly have to go between InDesign and Acrobat. It would be more productive if the accessibility features in Acrobat were included in InDesign. It would also be nice to have a built in color checker included in Indesign.

                  Is there a plug in available??

                  9 votes
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                  • Include the 'Paste in Front' and 'Paste in Back' features that are already in Illustrator.

                    Being able to paste in front or in back makes layout of overlapping objects a breeze. Everytime I have to cut and paste an object, I need to set the arrangement of the object. It becomes a pain when I have many objects on the same layer.

                    19 votes
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                    • table of content page numbers cross references

                      Hello Adobe,

                      It would be great if we could have the page numbers as cross references (for auto-updates) in the table of contents. We often tweak the TOC titles manually for aesthetics and we don't want these changes to be undone when updating the whole TOC as we have to do with the current features. Page numbers frequently change when changes are made in the document.

                      Thanks!

                      18 votes
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                      • Outline Stroke

                        Its 2019 and its not possible to convert a path into a shape like in illustrator.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display line number for each line in InDesign document

                          @Adobe: Please include the new option to display the line numbers for each line in InDesign document and also inlude the option to show the InDesign line number in output PDF.

                          Currently we are spending more time to add the line number in InDesign and PDF. Please include this feature in upcoming release.

                          I've attached the required output sample for your reference.

                          26 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • InDesign Dimmable Layers

                            I think it would be great if we could have an option to dim a layer similar to Illustrator. I think it would be a benefit when aligning elements above a background layer.

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                            • SVG import

                              Ability to import .svg files just like any other vector format (.ai, .pdf, .eps, etc.)

                              150 votes
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                              • Effects styles similar to Photoshop?

                                For example, I have a better looking set of values for drop shadows besides the default. However I have to manually enter these in every time, no way to save them as a preset. It would be nice to at least be able to copy the saved style preset from an object to another, similar to the way you can in Photoshop.

                                10 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • you had content fitting into frame options available in the tools ribbon. Not anymore. WHY?

                                  you had content fitting into frame options available in the tools ribbon. It's been removed, and now it's a nuisance. :( Bad user experience.

                                  The same with content placed HORIZONTALLY inside the text frame (Top, middle, bottom placement).

                                  Now to access both features I have to go to the menu instead of clicking a button on the tools ribbon. Do not remove working solutions. It's not intuitive and is totally frustrating :(
                                  *rant over

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                                  • Bring master page "to front"

                                    I wanted to know if there's a way to use the auto page number feature on top of images. I'm creating a children's book that has images on all the pages. I want to number the pages, but since it sits on the master page, it's always behind the images. Is there a way to bring master page items to the front without breaking the link to their auto-ness?

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                                    • Allow users to pin their own favourites to the opening page.

                                      Allow users to pin favourites to the opening page, so they can easily access a palette of their most used documents when they open the program.

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                                      • Update the QR Code dialog box

                                        The current QR Code dialog box has options for very basic QR codes, but does not take into account recent improvements and developments for the QR Code syntax. It would be great if the dialog could also include options for calendar events, map coordinates, etc (syntax can be found at https://github.com/zxing/zxing/wiki/Barcode-Contents)

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