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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Add the ability to Find/Replace linked images across multiple documents

    The ability to Find/Replace links would be helpful, especially across multiple documents.

    For example, if I have 20 instances of a.jpg on 10 documents, I would like the ability to be able to find all instances and replace with b.jpg without have to manually go into each document and do it one by one.
    Thanks.

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  9. customize number/bullet lists without multiple style sheets

    There should be some way to customize bullet and numbering lists without making multiple style sheets and then reapplying those styles to exisiting areas where styles are already applied. This is a crazy amount of work to do something that has to be done fairly regularly.

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  10. Transform multiple objects at once with their own reference point

    If you select multiple objects they are now treated as one big object and transformed using a reference point from that one big object.
    I really need a checkbox where you can choose for every individual object to keep their own reference points when transforming multiple objects. This will save a lot of time. I know their is a workaround (transform again), but that's more steps and it seems like such a logical feature to have.

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  11. Convert placed ai to outlines

    We get a lot of files with placed .ai art/logos with various color modes/values. It would be great if there was an option (similar to converting text to outlines but for vector art) that would make them editable (as if they'd been copy/pasting from ai, no longer linked) right within indd.

    If there is a way/script to do this already, I'd appreciate any info/links for it.

    Thanks!

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  12. Have the option to add dynamic or static captions to an anchored image.

    It would be interesting to have the option to add dynamic or static captions to an anchored image.

    On the 1st image, an anchored object, impossible to have the option to add dynamic or static captions.

    On the 2nd one, not an anchored object, it's possible to add dynamic or static captions

    Indesign CC 2019, French version on MacOS Mojave.

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  14. Deleting and merging layers functions

    Many times with large files or files that have been passed to you from other designers, you may have to clean up the layers, and delete or merge layers. It would be great if when you go to delete a layer and you are notified that it has one or more objects on it, that it would tell you what pages those objects are on, so you can go there and deal with those objects (ie the Preflight panel when there are errors on particular pages). This would be especially helpful when dealing with large multi-page documents, so you don't…

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  15. transparent paragraphlines

    Would be a cool effect to have transparent paragraph lines.

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  16. Please, please add the average horizontal/vertical line between to points to Indesign like Illlustrator has.

    being able to make a straight line between two points is so essential. this would make Indesign so much more user friendly.

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  17. Please, please add the average horizontal/vertical line between to points to Indesign like Illlustrator has.

    being able to make a straight line between two points is so essential. this would make Indesign so much more user friendly.

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  18. Import Options for Place from CC Libraries (as there is for normal Place command)

    Place from CC Libraries command doesn't have Import Options like normal Place command has – so we can't choose whether or not the Background should be Transparent or not.

    FIX THIS. It's such a common function needed and it's still lacking after all these years since CC Libraries were introduced as a suggested defacto for storing, using and sharing common assets.

    What takes!?

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  19. Edit Description in Links Panel

    It would be great to have a the ability to edit the "Description" column directly in the links panel instead of having to click on every object and then "Object Export Options." Would save sooooo much time to be able to edit the alt text right from the links panel.

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  20. Snap to frame edges/layers

    In Photoshop, there are very robust options for snapping to guides, grids, layers, document bounds, etc. each of which can be turned on and off individually.

    In InDesign, snapping is much more limited and it is only possible to snap to guides. This means that whenever snapping is desired, guides must be created, which is an extra step that could be streamlined by expanding snapping options to be more like Photoshop.

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