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  1. SELECT + RELINK of Single Image File in MULTIPLE INSTANCES based on a DEFINED SELECTION of Multiple Links in LINK PANEL!

    You can Relink an Image File in the LINKS PANEL in

    (A) ALL INSTANCES
    (B) 1 (ONE) INSTANCE

    But not MULTIPLE INSTANCES based on a DEFINED SELECTION of Multiple Links. To do so presently requires the NEEDLESS REPETITION of Re-Linking for each instance at great time and expense!

    I am sure this is an IMPORTANT NEED for many users workflows.

    Please add this feature ASAP!!! Urgent need for us and I am quite sure many many others!

    2 votes

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  2. Data Merge support UTF-8 character set

    I always have to convert UTF-8 text to UTF-16.

    28 votes

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  3. zoom the index

    I heavily use the Index tool which usually takes very long working hours, and find it increasinlgy damaging for my eyesight to stare at those tiny chacacters and boxes. I would find it very usefull if the dialogue box and its content could be expanded or zoomed, as the rest of workspace.
    It would also be usefull if the text boxes could be bigger, so as to be able to see long iong index entries more easily. Thanks!

    1 vote

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  4. Alt-text inside Links Panel

    Can we have a column added to the Links Panel that lists the alt-text of the image so I can open/edit it from the links panel rather than finding it inside my document?

    16 votes

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  5. I need a way to relink images across all open documents.

    When I go to relink an image that is now in a different folder, and that image is inside of 7 different files, I'd like to be able to tell one file where the image is, and the other ones can also use that same image, with some kind of toggle to disable that if for some reason I didn't want all the images to use it.

    4 votes

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  6. truly floating frames such as are available in FrameMaker

    FrameMaker has a fabulous option for anchored frames that allows it to truly "float" in the sense that if the text flow causes the anchor to be too close to the bottom of the page, the floating frame will appear on the following page.
    With InDesign the frame will stay on the same page, appear at least partially above the anchor, in which case the text-wrap doesn't get applied so an image inside the frame would for example cover part of the text.
    So I would request to implement FrameMaker's version of floating frames!

    1 vote

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  8. Manually adjust width of columns in text frame

    When there are multiple columns in a text frame, the width of each column is automatically divided evenly between the number of columns and the width of the frame. It would be nice to be able to manually change the width of those columns so they are not automatically all the exact same width, or height for that matter. I'm thinking much like how columns in a table can be adjusted, and then when the whole table is changed you can elect to have the manually adjusted columns shift accordingly or not. It would be nice to get the same…

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  9. Add the option to create continuous/smooth curves when rounding corners.

    A smooth or continuous curve makes a more smooth transition when rounding the corners of squares or rectangles, so the result is more like a squircle. This eliminates the "bump" where the straight line hits the corner and is more pleasing to the eyes. Sketch has this option when rounding corners and it would be fantastic to have it in InDesign.

    1 vote

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  10. Importer une même image dans plusieurs blocs, en une seule fois

    J'ai plusieurs blocs, sur la même page, et je souhaite y importer (si les blocs sont vierges) ou remplacer (si les blocs ont déjà un visuel), en une seule fois, la même image.
    Actuellement, je dois sélectionner un à un les blocs, ou un à un l'image à remplacer. C'est long !
    D'une sélection multiples, dire que je veux importer autant de fois la même image.

    1 vote

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  11. Add a 'none' option to the Buttons and Forms > 'Type' drop down selector.

    In cases where blocks show as text Form fields that one wants to remove the Form function from them - the process now seems to require deleting and re-creating all of the affected elements.

    With a 'none' option, they can all be selected and simply changed from being a text Form field, to a simple object.

    1 vote

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  12. scalable page dimension markers

    Currently I am designing large wall pieces that require me to produce the pages at 50% or even 10% of scale and I need to put dimension info for export, for final approval. Currently there is no way to tell indesign that the scale is not 100%, so I have to make the markers by hand. Can you make an export feature that allows the user to define scale?

    1 vote

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  13. DATA MERGE - bigger window with current record please

    Hello,
    I often use data merge option and i struggle with too small window with current record that cover last digit in >999 numbers. To see the whole number I have to hold the mouse cursor over it.

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  14. Two requests

    I need my drop shadows to stay in place as intended when I rotate my images. I have to keep adjusting the position of shadows every time. Also, underlines are deleted when converting text to outlines. This is a major issue. I've had many jobs having to add jobs manually when converting to outlines.

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  15. Scroll bar visibility

    The scroll bar, especially at the bottom of the screen, is very hard to distinguish from the black frame. If the scroll bar color could be customized or at least offer some control of its contrast, it would be so much easier to use. I do use the zoom and hand tool, but sometimes just need a quick scroll up/down or left/right.

    1 vote

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  16. Fit page to (Selected) Artwork (like Illustrator)

    Fit Page to (Selected) Artwork (Like Illustrator)
    This feature is required for InDesign. In the Pages panel, there is an icon to customize the page and on that menu, this could be the option or its icon should be added so the user could use it quickly which would be very useful.
    This Feature could be in the Layout Menu and it should be in the Properties Panel too.

    1 vote

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  17. Preference in for Id, Ai, Ps "Open pdf immediately after creating it"

    Dear sirs, it is possible, when you create a pdf in Id or Ai or Ps to enable the visualization immediately by creating in the preferences the possibility "Open pdf immediately after creating it"
    thank you very much Baxi70

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  18. Fit to Page

    For presentation purposes, I find myself making a Picture Frame at Document Size a lot. Would be nice to have a 'Fit to Page' function to do this accurate and in one click.

    3 votes

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  19. Align to column function

    InDesign really needs an align to column function, especially for centering objects within a column. This seems to be a really simple oversight.

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  20. Borders on cells in a table

    When adding a border (a stroke) to a cell-style for a table, I think it would be very usefull you can actually align the position of that stroke towards the cellframe. Like, for text-frames or image-frames you can choose "inside, outside or in the middle". For tables/cells, you can not. I often have to use a paragraph style with a paragraph border to get "more accurate" results. My screenshot will explain better.

    9 votes

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