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  1. Option to set Overprint at 0 % color value

    I would like to be able to set objects which are colored with 0% color value(halftone) to overprint.

    I need this function for example to color objects with the color varnish and to get correct color separations. Because everything that is colored with varnish should overprint.

    Until now I correct this in the PDF I export from Indesign. But it would be desirable if this setting could already be made in Indesign.

    3 votes
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  2. Image inside workspace moves while corners of the window are dragged. Please provide option to keep contents within window from moving.

    Create an option to keep screen image from shifting within the workspace window when the corners of the window are dragged, so that when one resizes the window, the contents stays still. That way, the user won't have to use the hand tool to get back to what they were looking at on the page before they dragged a corner of the screen.

    1 vote
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  3. Drop shadow effect affects only objects in the same group. Not background.

    I'd like to have an option to have the drop shadow effect only affect other objects that are grouped together. Not the background.
    If I for example have two images partially on top of each other, I'd like to have a drop shadow from the from object multiplying onto the object behind it but not on the page background.

    1 vote
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  5. Changing the height of a column individually

    I would be nice to be able to change the width/ height of a column individually, this would help making things easier instead of f*ing around with multiple text windows

    2 votes
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  6. Making collums smaller individually

    Having the ability to make collums smaller individually so you can make collums smaller pls vote this is rly annoying

    2 votes
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  7. text box with columns of different widths.

    i would like to have the possibility of having a text box with columns of different widths.

    3 votes
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  8. After creating a QR-Code-symbol, I can´t change the color in InDesign.

    I have to copy-paste it to Illustrator, copy-past back to Indesign, to change the color. Wouldn´t it be comfortable, to change the color directly in Indesign?

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  9. Editing full preview like in presentation view

    Would like to a feature to edit atlest movement object in full preview like presentation view. So one can adjust the layout such as delete, shift any object to see the layout.

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  10. Align round a circle

    There shod be an option (in all of the Adobe programs) to have align around a circle and to be able to distribute the objects evenly around a circle (or other shape for that matter)

    3 votes
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  11. Multiple strokes like Illustrator has

    InDesign should have the ability to have more than one stroke on an object the way that Illustrator does. I've wanted this multiple times and now it's come up again with a design that uses a filled frame behind a headline and also a stroke inside the bounding box of the filled frame. To make this design efficient in production, the ideal is for this to be one object with the type in the center, the stroke a controlled distance away and another stroke that is the same color as the fill outside the first stroke. See attached screen shot.…

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  12. Add the ability to data merge text files like images

    I am data merging a document that includes both images and tables of information in adobe tagged text files. Currently, the @ symbol is used for image fields, would it be possible for the # or & to be used for text files?

    2 votes
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  13. InDesign Preflight should be pressready (default)

    InDesign Preflight should be pressready (default)
    Bleed 3 mm, no low-resolution images,
    no RGB-swatches, no missing links or fonts,
    no missing glyphs.
    That would be great.

    6 votes
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  14. Allow border styles of top, right, bottom, left to vary

    It would be great if you could have different border style for every of the four borders. In CSS it has been easy to specify different colours or stroke widths for ages. It would be great if you could do this in InDesign.

    2 votes
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  15. We need an Adobe product that creates charts better than a MS product!

    Years have gone by without Adobe recognizing that InDesign is used for a LOT of annual reports that are chart-heavy. Built-in functionality in Illustrator is appalling at best, then to have to break a chart apart and literally re-type every label for potentially 100+ charts for a report is ridiculous. We need the ability to control the look and feel of a wide variety of charts natively (with the ability link to various data sources -- spreadsheet, odbc, etc.).

    Alternatives?
    Use Excel and export as a PDF and link it. However edits are onerous when you have to change the…

    4 votes
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  16. Increase slug area limit

    We create presentation slides, export them as pdf.

    These pdf slides are connected to a notes booklet for attendees.

    We want to create a version for the presenter and include notes in the slug area. but the slug area can only be a maximum of 152mm wide. Can you please increase this limit.

    2 votes
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  17. Convert paths in placed vector image to native paths

    It is now finally possible to place SVG files as well as PDF files. That is great news for the many, many people who create logos and such things in SVG.

    Everything you place, however, is still placed as completely uneditable images, which in many cases makes it somewhat useless. Especially with simple things like vector logos, it would be immensely useful to be able to convert the embedded vector paths in the placed file to native InDesign paths to adjust things like stroke colour, etc., in the actual InDesign document. Essentially, making it possible to use an SVG/PDF/EPS file…

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  18. Outline Mode, like Illustrator does!

    Hey team! How about an outline mode like illustrator? A simple command that show you everything outlined in your artwork, that would be great if you're working for pre-press. I always had the feeling that indesign should have this feature to make easier QA process!

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  19. Snapping priority (ignore objects when in snapping distance from guideline and do not snap to outline)

    When both options are active:
    - snap to objects
    - snap to guidelines.

    InDesign behaves like schizophrenic making bad choices. And it is impossible to place objects on level.

    Also InDesign snaps inner / outer outline of object to the guide, so when you have thin outlines (below one point) you never know to which side of outline object will be snapped and it will always be on different level than object without outline. And it creates mess.

    Each time when there is a guide InDesign should snap to it in first place, ignoring the objects, and also object should…

    2 votes
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