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  1. I want to be able to select multiple table rows that are not connected.

    I would like the ability to select multiple table rows that are not connected. For example, I expected to be able to CTRL+Select the rows I want to change the fill color. For example, if I have 20 rows, but I want to select Row 2, 6, 8, 14, and 17 so that I am able to edit the fill color/text color/row height, etc. in those rows only. Currently, I have to do them all individually and in much larger tables (50+ rows.) It's such a pain!

    The ability to fill every other row, or every third, etc. in the…

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  2. Skew tool

    Please could we have a skew tool like Ps and Ai?

    1 vote
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  3. hyphenation switching in find/change dialog

    It would be great to have hyphenation checkbox next to language in "Advanced Character formats" section of "change format settings" in find/change dialog box.

    1 vote
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  4. Add a Find/Replace function for things like tabs

    Received a file with hundreds of useless tabs. Can replace in Word (and should have but didn't see them til I Placed in InDesign) but it would be a nice feature to add.

    2 votes
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  5. BUG/Feature: Make "Fit Frame to Content" finally work with rotated/skewd content

    This is an oversight for…like how many versions?

    Try to rotate your image inside your picture box, and use Object » "Fit Frame to Content".

    Normally, with no modification with the content, the feature works well. But if theres rotation, geez, its way off!

    7 votes
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  6. Anchored illustrations

    The layout of anchored Illustrations can NOT be moved around freely on the page it is anchored on. If you try to move the graphic around on the page or next page, the text is obscured or destroyed - the text is under the graphic. If you use the "inline" function the result is the same. The ability to move the "anchored" graphic anyway on the current page, page before it or the next page without the text being effected in any way. The TEXT should re-position itself around the image wherever move it.

    3 votes
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  7. Make the start/end of a stroke highlight when you choose an arrowhead for the start/end in the Stroke panel

    It is very frustrating when applying an arrowhead to a stroke when you don't know what InDesign calls the start or end of that stroke. It's not so bad when you've drawn a straight line but a number of times, we edit shapes to create complex lines. Then it's a case of trial and error as to which end you place the arrow (and most of the time, typically, you end up choosing the wrong end. I know there is the ability to swap these but it would be useful if when you hover over either the start or end…

    2 votes
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  8. "Update Table of Contents" in right click context menu?

    Off course after right clicking inside TOC text.

    I don't know, why it isn't there already...

    6 votes
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  9. Add image sharpening before output

    We should be able to apply sharpening (such as "unsharp masking") to images on the InDesign page.
    Currently, the only solution is to place an image, scale it to size in InDesign, and then go back to Photoshop to scale it, resample it (change to proper resolution), and then apply appropriate sharpening… and then go update or re-place it in InDesign. It is very inefficient!
    I want InDesign to apply global-sharpening to an image at the proper size, when it outputs to PDF or prints.

    9 votes
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  10. Selecting individual cells across rows & collums

    Just like with Excel, it would be great to be able to select individual cells with something like holding the command/control key instead of only being able to select one cell or cells on the same row.

    4 votes
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  11. HEIF/HEIC

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

    18 votes
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  12. Different Size Columns

    Provide the option of having unequal column sizes, to provide a 2-1 ratio. This would give easier sidebar style layouts.

    17 votes
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  13. New Alignment Option: To Bleed

    Being able to align to the bleed or distribute to bleeds would be helpful.

    12 votes
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  14. Resize Document including Content

    I know Liquid Layout, but I would love to have something simpler:
    If I resize a document, I would like to have the option to have the content be resized by the same percentages.

    We often have to change the measurement of documents to accommodate different printing requirement. What we do now, is export a pdf and import it to a new document with a script. PDF ist resized proportionally on placement.

    6 votes
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  15. Add Sticky Notes to Incopy like in Acrobat

    The Layout and the the Editors work pretty close together in our company. The ability for the Editors to correct their text in the Layoutview is a nice thing for both... Layout and Editors. But we really miss the "Sticky Note" Feature known from Acrobat. When the Editors try to communicate, that they want changes being applied to the Design, thats not really possible with Incopy right now. For example, the editors would love to click the sticky note tool, so that they could place it right next to a picture and add their notes. For exmample: "make this one…

    8 votes
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  16. SVG import

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

    226 votes
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  17. Crop to: Artwork

    Please add an option to import and crop to artwork.

    2 votes
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  18. Soft version of "Update Table of Contents"

    If there is a Table of Content, with some correction in it (for example line breaks) and after that, there is a small correction in the content area, which followed by loosing one page. Therefore it would be great, to just update the Page-numbers, instead updating the whole ToC.

    (sorry for bad english)

    56 votes
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    under review  ·  Anonymous responded

    Thanks a lot everyone for the feedback. I am moving this under review.

  19. Info on existing PDF place option to prevent worng option when replace PDF

    Indesign as now, no info show PDF place option, we might use the worng option when replace, and the size might different from the original.

    3 votes
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  20. Update links automatically

    Currently, when I want to update an image link that has moved, I copy the name of the image to be linked, then "update link" and paste the name of the link in the search field to find all instances on my system. This should be automatized with a function like "search and update" that allows you to then choose which version of the link you'd like (in case of duplicate names). As far as I know this doesn't exist yet.

    17 votes
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