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  1. Automatically group objects when pasting them into an image frame

    At the moment InDesign does not let you paste several selected objects (that are not grouped) into an image frame. The user has to group the selection before pasting it with CMD+OPT+V into the image frame.

    Please let InDesign automatically group the object when pasting or make it possible to paste ungrouped objects.

    Thanks

    2 votes
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  2. other default setting for layer options when placing PDFs

    When placing a PDF, default setting for actualization is "keep user-defined visability ...".
    Once switched to "keep PDFs visability ...", in the next document it is again on default "keep user-defined visability ..."
    I would prefer to have "keep PDFs visability ..." as a stable default for placing.

    Example:
    1. I added a new Layer to a PDF, but set it invisable by mistake.
    2. On actualization, I accepted "new layers visible as in PDF".
    3. Later, I remarked my mistake an repaired the PDF.
    4. On actualization again, nothing got better ...

    I would prefer to know the PDFs…

    3 votes
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  3. crashes on uploading docs

    indesign crashes now that Iam using High Sierra. did not have frequent crashes with Sierra

    1 vote
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  4. Enable Animated/Scrubby Zoom

    Add the animated/scrubby zoom feature for PC users--it's time. It's ridiculous Photoshop and Illustrator has it, but not InDesign? Since Mac users are given tools PC users don't have, perhaps Adobe should discount our subscription fee.

    37 votes
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  5. Enable Animated/Scrubby Zoom

    Add the animated/scrubby zoom feature for PC users--it's time. It's ridiculous Photoshop and Illustrator has it, but not InDesign? Since Mac users are given tools PC users don't have, perhaps Adobe should discount our subscription fee.

    8 votes
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  6. Intelligent color bleeding

    Unless I am very wrong there's no option to Authomatically extend colours for the bleeding.

    Of course to print and crop is necessary to add bleed and that involves placing images or extending them out of the margin.
    How is it possible, coming from the company of photoshop, that a function so simple, yet so important is not possible in indesign? It's as easy as extending any color touching the margins of the document to the bleed: copying pixel color information perpendicular to the document.

    Of course the possibility of doing it manually should stay, but this feature is a…

    1 vote
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  7. Links panel: Place time

    In "Links panel" we already have the option to add or change the columns displaying usefull info about the linked object. Choosing "Place Date" is an option to show the date when the object was placed.
    Now... it would be neat if, in addition, the column could show the "time" as well.

    6 votes
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  8. Contour mangement as illustrator

    It would be awesome if the size of the shape doesn't matter of the size of the contour. For example, if i draw a 10x10cm square in illustrator, the size is the same with 0pt contour or 20pt contour.
    Bur in Indesign, the size is 10x10cm only if there is a1pt contour, and 10,7x10,7 if there is a 20pt contour. It is very disturbing when you have to create a cutting shape.

    2 votes
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  9. Clear the pasteboard

    I'd love a command that would delete all the extraneous stuff that ends up on the pasteboard. It would be especially helpful in packaging for print.

    3 votes
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  10. When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the fli

    When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the flip

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  11. "Ignore Text Wrap" checkbox in Toolbar / Accessible in Quick Apply


    1. A box in the Toolbar to check "Ignore text wrap" - for this box; And either/or make the command accessible in the quick apply list.


    2. I find that I am doing this a lot to play around with designs to adapt - or not - to a image run-around. I don't want to have to find if there is a shortcut that might address this or a script.


    6 votes
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  13. Provide visual feedback when dragging items between layers

    At the moment when you drag the box from one layer to another you can't see if you've grabbed it until you let it go. It can be fiddly sometimes to select it because it's quite small, so the dot becoming "live" and moving as you drag it would be a real help.

    3 votes
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  14. Bleeds for Size and Position Options feature

    Add the option to enter a negative number in the new Size and Position options feature so a photo can be placed with bleeds. (i.e. x=-.125")

    3 votes
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  15. color labels onto style-groups

    I would appreciate to have the possibility giving colors to style groups. Like the layer-labels in Photoshop. If you have many styles, you would have a better optical separation.

    6 votes
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  16. I can open InDesign CS6 nor more: Code 4

    If I want to open my documents with CS6, I work with CS6, there is permanent the failure code 4 and I can´t open it, but these documents are very important.

    Wolfgang

    2 votes
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  17. Add default to embed instead of link images

    Be able to have a default setting to embed instead of link images. Good for publications with lots of small infographics.

    3 votes
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  18. Outline stroke

    I think it'd be handy if you could draw a line and convert it to a shape, like in Illustrator.

    36 votes
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  19. I want to be able alter the standard prefs for effects

    I am in CC2018 now and thought to change presets for once and for all; mainly because every time I want to give an object an outer glow I have to change the settings every time.

    It seems impossible to change the random settings.
    Very annoying!

    4 votes
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  20. Easier way to restart endnote numbering

    Thanks for the new endnotes feature. Arrived just in time, as i had to do a book with two extensive sets of notes and was dreading the thought of having to do one set manually.

    But having to break the chapters into stories in order to restart numbering on the notes was rather a nuisance. I don't like having to break a book text into stories (creates too many opportunities for things to go wrong). How about creating a function that allows a number restart after a paragraph style? I would think that most users would want to restart each…

    18 votes
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