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  1. Allow multiple files and Excel in Data Merge

    Allow multiple files in data merge. Excel should also be possible as an import.

    49 votes
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  2. Multiple Cursor-Positioning

    Multiple positioning of the cursor so multiple lines can be edited at the same time

    8 votes
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  3. Command to break frame into individual frames for each column

    Invoking the command would create individual text frames for each of the columns so they can be manipulated individually.

    7 votes
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  4. DTI available for CC

    We have not way a bring ads in automatically

    1 vote
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  5. Place dialogue box: make "All Pages" to be default option instead of "Previewed Page"

    It will be a very useful feature (it will save a lot of time) to allow the user to select the default option in the Place dialogue.
    This would be very useful when you have to import all the pages of a great number of files: one could make "All Pages" the default option so to skip all the dialogue boxes that show for each file.

    For example:

    You have 50 Illustrator (ai) files. Each file contains 2 canvases.

    You could tell Indesign to keep the "all pages" option in the first tab of the "Import options" dialogue as the…

    2 votes
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  6. Align to top/bottom of page in Paragraph Styles

    For text at 90 degrees, allowing the use of one paragraph style instead of using both a left aligned and a right aligned style.

    1 vote
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  7. Applying Master pages to 'all even' or 'all odd' pages

    Applying Master pages to 'all even' or 'all odd' pages - would be handy when working with large documents, rather than manually typing or cmd+shift the pages to include.

    63 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi All, thanks for this feature suggestion.

    If I understand this correctly the idea here is that you need a faster way to be able to apply Master Pages to the various pages in the document. One use case is that you want to apply a particular master page to Even and Odd pages.

    Are there other such scenarios too, where you need more support. It would be helpful if you can mention other such scenarios.

    Thanks

  8. Align to selection / Align to page

    Pressing Alt button could switch from "align to selection" to "align to page" when clicking on one of the align icons.

    9 votes
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  9. Add a "View" option "a spread as single pages"

    My idea is to create an option in the VIEW panel, to see your spread as single pages, where they are broken apart and still on the left or right, but separated... Here's why...

    Amazon is becoming one of the largest online stores around. Their "create space" content uploader is requiring an interior bleed on your books. So if anyone wants to create a facing page spread in indesign, they will need to separate the pages into single pages so that they can work on making sure the graphics cover the bleed area as well as export properly since both…

    12 votes
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  10. Vertical lines between text frame columns

    Add an option to add vertical lines between text frame columns (with, of course, options to choose line weight, color, etc).

    125 votes
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  11. Allow native generation of barcodes

    The new QR code capability in InDesign is very handy and speeds up workflow. Please include similar functionality for all barcode types, including those such as: EAN, PostNet, UPC-A, UPC-E, KIX, ISBN, ISSN and others. The user should simply select the barcode type, enter the relevant data, and then InDesign will create a barcode in the proper size according to the standards. Of course, if the user wants to change the size for some reason, the object could be scaled. Allow selection of foreground and background color for the barcode, including transparency as the default. This will greatly speed up…

    45 votes
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  12. Auto numbering of poetry verses

    Add the ability to automatically number poetry and drama every 5 or 10 lines or paragraphs

    9 votes
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  13. Add Inline footnotes and multi-column footnotes in a single-column story

    Add Inline footnotes and multi-column footnotes in a single-column story.

    23 votes
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  14. Ability to apply several types of footnotes in one story.

    Ability to apply several types of footnotes in one thread.

    E.g
    Numbering with stars for autor footnotes, Arabic numeration for editorial footnotes and numbering footnotes referring to poetry verse number

    etc.

    Ability to reset numbering after selected paragraph style without having to create a section.

    25 votes
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  15. Option to turn off auto centre when selecting layers

    When selecting objects in my layers panel, my screen jumps to that object. This is not what I want. No way. Never.

    Sometimes i go through my layers and select them to see what they are especially if they aren't named. But i don't want to navigate to them automatically! If i have zoomed in and am looking at a particular object, there is no way i want some automatic feature to take me away to a different part of the document - just so i have to zoom out and go back to where i was focusing on.
    Big…

    4 votes
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  16. Option to turn off auto-collapse of layers when switching between documents.

    When switching between open indesign documents, the layers collapse automatically. Please give me an option to turn this feature off! If I have opened a layer, I want them to stay open until I have decided to have it otherwise.

    2 votes
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  17. Frame / Cell strokes and border-radius more like CSS

    As an extension of the idea 'Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of a text box' - I would like this to apply to table cells as well.

    I use InDesign to do high-fidelity web UI mockups. It would be really nice if there were more options which corresponded directly to CSS.

    What we would need is the ability to set a per-object or global equivalent to "box-sizing: border-box", so that stroke weights don't add to the size of a table cell, but always render aligned to the inside.

    Secondly, give regular text frames the same editing ability as table…

    6 votes
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  18. Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of text box

    That way you could make the left and right sides of a box to have zero weight, which essentially gives you rules above and below a text box, but in a box that can be changed in shape and size

    79 votes
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  19. Object style frame fitting: add 'align towards/away from spine'

    This feature very useful for paragraph styles, for aligning type on facing pages on a spread. Would be equally useful for objects, so can align images towards/away from spine

    6 votes
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  20. The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once

    The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once. Sometimes you have a Find that you need to do on more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to select a range of styles would be useful.

    22 votes
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