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  1. Scale stroke proportionaly in object-based rule il liquid layout

    The stroke doesn't scale when changing page size either manually or with the page tool in object-based rule in the liquid layout. It does work in scale rule. It would be great if there was an option to choose between scaling the stroke or not.

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  2. Background Pattern Table Cells

    Pattern background added to fills in InDesign tables like Excel. Dots, lines, etc.

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  3. scale strokes when using the page tool liquid layout

    scale strokes when using the page tool liquid layout

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  4. Apply parent pages based on text

    I would like the ability to force a page to use a Parent Page based on the content of that page.

    For example, a long document might have several chapters and the chapter title or chapter number uses a specific paragraph style. That style could include an attribute to apply a specific Parent Page to the page the text appears on, allowing the designer to automatically select the chapter start parent where appropriate. As the text reflows the parent would be removed or reapplied as the text moves from page to page.

    Sometimes a paragraph might span a page break,…

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  5. InDesign share link paths between two documents

    We send InDesign documents out for translation. (Without packaging photos because those don't have to be translated.) But when we get the translated ID doc back, sometimes the links to our server won't work, or just some of them work and we have to manually relink may of the graphics in a 12-page document. I'd like to be able to open the Spanish version of a document and tell is to copy all the link paths for graphics from the English version of the document. GAME CHANGER!!! We're sometimes translating documents into 12 languages, and I have to re-link ALL…

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  6. Hit double space bar to ad period at the end of a sentence

    It would come in handy if this was available in Indesign like on your iPhone when you tab double space bar a period appears.

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  7. Provide Mac Pages files to be imported in InDesign.

    I layout books, flyers, brochures, anything that have to be printed. I do that since InDesign V2.0 – Mac OS 9. A big bunch of the people in the publicity, editing and publishing industries work on Macs. I'm still very surpised that InDesign did not yet provide import capability for Mac Pages native files in InDesign. – So I do what I have to do… Open the Pages file, export it to a Micosoft Word file (your all time friend), an then import the Word file I have to work with in InDesign. I'm sure you all know that. I do…

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  8. Update links with custom settings

    When opening a document and InDesign asks if links should be updated, there should be a choice for linked files only. When using alternate layouts, e.g. with an A4 and a Letter instance, the line breaks will be manually adjusted. So when the file is opened and all links are updated (because maybe images and charts used in both formats were updated), the manual changes in the linked texts of the alternate format are gone.

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  9. Multi Level Object Lock

    Instead of faffing around with Layers, it would sometimes be handy to quickly be able to lock objects at multiple levels, so that when you want to unlock a specific object on a specific layer, it doesn't unlock every layer.

    For example if you have 3 objects overlaying each other you could lock the lowest object by holding 'Ctrl' and tapping 'L' 3 times, twice for the second layer, etc.

    To unlock, 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'L', tapping L as many times as required depending on the layer.

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  10. Multi Level Object Lock

    Instead of faffing around with Layers, it would sometimes be handy to quickly be able to lock objects at multiple levels, so that when you want to unlock a specific object on a specific layer, it doesn't unlock every layer.

    For example if you have 3 objects overlaying each other you could lock the lowest object by holding 'Ctrl' and tapping 'L' 3 times, twice for the second layer, etc.

    To unlock, 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'L', tapping L as many times as required depending on the layer.

    1 vote

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  11. Add Speech bubbles for comics

    I am using object styles to make great narration boxes and keeping the style and size in sync throughout my comics, but I can't find a way to make a shape that I can control to make the speech bubbles, and connect shapes between them.

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  12. An AI procedure/tool creates design variations across disparate custom page sizes in a document.

    In a document that has multiple pages, where each page has different custom dimensions, what if there were an AI tool that used elements from page 1 to create adapted layouts for the remaining pages of the document?

    You could include a few parameters, like whether or not to allow text smaller than agate text, or to allow new margins to be established vs honoring the document settings for margins, etc. Perhaps a disclaimer flag for elemetns that are small print text and could be omitted from smaller ad sizes.

    The procedure/tool could consider heirachy based on size, color, brightnes…

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  13. Integrate Object style into preflight

    Preflight should be able to check if object styles
    are not correct. That would make it easy for me
    to check if objects are in the correct position
    and nothing was accidentally moved.

    2 votes

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  14. Svg clipping mask not applied

    Svg clipping masks are not applied to svg files linked in indesign. This makes it impossible for me to create an svg and import it to indesign.

    I have attached the original version created in inkscape as well as the imported version in indesign.

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  15. Live preview when transforming elements

    In Illustrator, I am used to having a constant preview when moving and transforming objects instead of just overlays and boxes. Please integrate this too in InDesign as this is a de-facto standard in any modern graphics tool. It makes doing adjustments so much easier.

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  16. Object layer to InDesign layer

    It would be great to be able to place contents from different object layers in supported image files to different Indesign layers.
    I have a request from one of my printing suppliers that wants all black text to be on the same InDesign layer but currently this is not possible as the imported image, a keyline can only exist on one layer at the time. The keyline both contains a keyline frame in cyan and a keyline reference to be printed in black

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  17. An Unlock All option

    I think the Unlock All option in illustrator should also be available in InDesign in the Object Tab

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  18. Unlock an element via context menu (as in Illustrator)

    Hi,

    an option in the context menu to unlock an element would helpful (for me) – as it is possible in Illustrator.

    Thanks!
    mycc

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  19. add absolute last page number as text variable

    I cannot get a document with multiple sections, or a book with documents that contain sections, to display the absolute last page number as a text variable. They will only display the last page number of the section when using "last page" text variable. I want and "absolute last page number" text variable that would choose the absolute last page in a single document with multiple sections, and the absolute last page in a book with documents that contain sections. I want to be able to say "page 1 of 35, page 2 of 35", etc, where "35" is the…

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  20. Group objects across different layers

    Group objects across different layers and prevent grouping from bringing the group to one layer. The group can exist on any level where there is a grouped object. Thus the group can better intersect with intermediate levels to the objects that compose it.

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