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  1. Support from all apps for HEIC photo files

    Support from all apps for HEIC files

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  2. Return the ability to place text on top of a photo in InDesign

    I've done all the current Adobe CC upgrades (InDesign, Photoshop Illustrator), and Mac OS Catalina, and suddenly I can't place text on top of a photo while working in an InDesign document. It used to be no problem!

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  3. The footnote in journal layout

    Please add the ability to make the text of the footnote in a separate frame, that would be able to use footnotes in a complex, journal layout. Often there are situations when some text frames, each one has footnotes and the text of these footnotes were at the bottom of the page, separately, and the numbering in turn.

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  4. White items in Library visibility via checkerboard BG

    Allow visibility of Library items that are white to be visible via checkerboard background

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  5. Please, please please bring back Mini Bridge!

    Please, please please bring back Mini Bridge! As a designer who works on lots of books and publications with tons of pieces and parts, Mini Bridge was an invaluable tool! I didn't have to continuously go to >File>Place and go find my graphics. They were always right there where I needed them.

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  6. User Interface Ideas for newbies

    hello
    I think a good change for newer users is to make it to where the user interface is more user-friendly. I don't mean the whole app I just mean certain things. For example, one thing would be, is to make the options panels easier to stick. I didn't know that you had to drag the box to one side of the screen to get it to stick to the app. It took me the whole day to figure this out, otherwise, when you move the InDesign app to another screen those panels get left behind. So either have a…

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  7. Relink already placed images with new images

    When I tried to relink an already placed JPG in my InDesign CC 2019 file with a larger version of the same graphic with another file name, the Links panel showed the new file name and the new graphic size, but the placed image in my InDesign file remained the same.

    For example, the original graphic was 1" wide and the new graphic was 3" wide. When I relinked the 1" graphic to the 3" graphic file, the image in my InDesign file still showed the graphic as 1" wide even though the Link Info showed the new file name…

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  8. More interactivity

    Be able to make things move like in pages but a little more sophosticated like premiere, after effects and spark.
    Being able to design like a post but add text that eases in and out.... that would rock!

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  9. Object styles to include layer allocation

    E.g.. Text frame (object style) can be then assigned to text layer and moved accordingly.
    It would work well for images/charts, etc for long docs such as Annual Reports, etc
    Would be a good organisational tool to keep text layers above image/graphics that can cause issues.

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  10. Make smart guides active within grouped objects.

    When triple clicking on grouped objects, adjusting an object doesn't snap to the smart edges of other objects in the group.

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  11. Rubber Tool (like in Paint)

    Hi,

    I would it really useful to have a rubber tool like the one in paint, to erase imperfection from pictures, graphs and shapes.

    Thanks, Best wishes

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  12. Whatsapp JPG's

    Since today neighter Indesign can import nor Photoshop can open Whatsapp JPG's. Please deliver a solution!

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  13. Pressure Sensitive Brush Pen (Vector brush to use with pressure sensitive pens)

    Many professional artists use some sort of pressure sensitive pen like Wacom (Cintiq) or the much cheaper and equally good HUION tablets).

    InDesign has a vector pen tool, with which professionals can write, scribble, design and create personalised unique graphic images, with a freedom that no other text/font ever can proviude. But this vector pen tool does NOT support pressure sensitivity.

    Enabling pressure sensitivity (think of it as a simplified Brush Pen tool of illustrator) will allos professionals to directly in our most beloved favorite design program!

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  14. Increasing the size of vector nodes

    Please please please give us the option to increase the size of vector nodes. They're impossible to work with.

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  15. Non printing folder in pages

    It would be very helpful if we could have a non printing folder in the pages window. This would allow pages to be switched in or out if multiple options for spreads are being used for a client. It would then be useful to have the ability to select a pages (or pages) and right click - swap pages with ones in the folder.....

    kind regards
    rory

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  16. Defining areas and automating rotation of those areas.

    I publish a paper that has content down the middle and 16- 2x3 ads in frames on the sides.(8 ads on left and 8 on right). Same goes for the opposite side of the paper. I rotate the ads each week so my clients get exposure all over the paper. I publish in several areas so I am manually rotating these ads each week and it takes a lot of time. It would be a HUGE time saver if I could automate this function based on my preset parameters. At the click of a button the ads all move to…

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  17. Get back to home screen similar to Illustrator and Photoshop

    I like having documents open and being able to go back to the home screen for illustrator and photoshop to visualize the thumbnails of the most recent documents. Please add that feature to inDesign.

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  18. Disable paragraph border end rule across columns in InDesign

    We have option to merge paragraph border for set of paragraphs in InDesign. This results in enabling top and bottom rule for 1st and last consecutive paragraphs only.


    In this case, when a paragraph breaks into next column, then bottom rule will not enable for 1st column(screenshot 1). But if whole paragraph goes into next column, the bottom rule enables for 1st column (Screenshot 2).

    Expectation: But our client has requested to disable the bottom rule in 1st column regardless of how the paragraph breaks.

    Screenshot 1:

    Without_end_rule.png

    Screenshot 2:

    with_end_rule.png

    Thanks,

    Subathra

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  19. Indesign should Natively already have the capability 2 expensive 3rd party plugins add. EasyCatalog and in5 should not be needed at all.

    EasyCatalog plugin by 65bit vastly improves Indeisgn's terrrible and dated Data automation and catalogue ability. It is expensive and adds features indesign should do much better by now. Same is true for in5 a plug in to add html 5 export ability and makes up for the total abandonment of the DPS options. Lucidpress offers better digital magaizne options and spreadsheet linking at the moment.

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  20. Professional Level Graph Tool

    All of us professional users need a real Graph/Chart design tool inside Indesign.
    It's crazy that you can do this with Microsoft Word or Excel and not with In Design.. Having to go back and forth between Illustrator (whose own graph tool isn't exactly state of the art either) and InDesign is a waste of time for a functionality that should have been implemented years (decades) ago...

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