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  1. Center-point auto-selected when rotating images in a content frame

    I want this to be something I can set in InDesign with my workspace. If it isn't automatically set to centerm then allow me to change the preferences for the whole program.

    I make manuals that require six photos a page, and I am always having to select the center point square in the rotation toolbar.

    I would like the option for this to be my default.

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  2. Image Captions correctly (numerically) ordered in TOC

    Currently it appears that numbered image captions that are anchored in text frames are sorted in a TOC according to location from left to right on a page regardless of image number ordering (ie logical numbered order of images may not be correctly sorted in the TOC. I would like to see the images sorted with reference to the 'logical' (numerical) order of the text anchors when the image caption text frames are anchored into a page text frame.
    see pics: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6fmkf9iy4fwg9t/Image%20caption%20order%20on%20page%2031.PNG?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p2pjyrautmsnxbu/Figure%20TOC%20order%20incorrect.PNG?dl=0
    This will provide flexibility to locate image captions anywhere on the page while maintaining logical order of…

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  3. Unequal inset values in an Object Style don't display in a text frame if corners are rounded

    If you use an object style with unequal inset spacing and apply it to a text frame, the unequal spacing is ignore and made uniform.

    Steps to recreate:
    1. Create an Object Style
    2. Go to 'Text Frame General Options' for that style
    3. Set unequal values for 'Inset Spacing'
    4. Go to 'Stroke & Corner Cptions'
    5. In 'Corner Options' set 'Rounded'
    6. Create a Text Frame
    7. Fill Text Frame with placeholder text
    8. Apply Object Style to Text Frame

    Result: unequal inset spacing is ignored.

    If you apply unequal inset spacing manually there are no problems —…

    2 votes
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  4. Remove Retina Display Requirement for GPU Acceleration

    Enable GPU acceleration for all supported hardware without retina displays. the display we are using is irrelevant, might as well require a Magic Mouse or a Logitech keyboard. My GPU supports acceleration, so accelerate my graphics. 2x ATI D300 FirePro GPUs

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  5. Update Live Caption

    add to Object Style

    create Live Caption styles; create a panel for easy application

    make it possible to rotate caption when on side

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  7. Adjust layout won't adjust line weight/thickness

    Version: InDesign CC2019
    Steps to reproduce: using "Adjust layout"
    Expected result: a correct result!
    Actual result: adjust layout don't adjust line weight/thickness

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  8. Inserire in basso a destra il formato esatto della pagina in corso.

    Inserire in basso a destra il formato esatto della pagina in corso. Dato che ora è possibile avere una discordanza tra il formato dato al documento e quello che invece si può cambiare con "Strumento Pagina" Maiuscolo+P, che non viene segnalato da nessuna parte se non con lo strumento, sarebbe molto utile che il formato pagina fosse sempre presente oppure fosse possibile metterlo al posto di verifica preliminare

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  9. InDesign potrebbe estrarre SOLO le FONT senza fare il "pacchetto" che richiede più tempo.

    InDesign potrebbe estrarre SOLO le FONT senza fare il "pacchetto" che richiede più tempo. Ci vorrebbe un comando che dica: estrai Font, semplice semplice. Il problema font è sempre sentito dato che ci sono troppe font e alcuni ne mettono di ogni in un solo documento.. anche della stesso tipo. Esempio l'Helvetica: inseriscono Helvetica Neue, poi l'Helvetica LT perchè nn hanno la versione light (esempio). Quindi l'utilie sarebbe avere l'estrai Font del documento ed anche l'estrai famiglia intera di font (così se uno ha bisogno i lbold di quella famiglia nn deve necessariamente attivarne un altra che ha ...).

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  10. Multiple viewports for the same document.

    I'd like to have multiple (at least dual) views for the same InDesign document. I'm editing master pages (1 of 6 layers, guides on) and I would like to see the modifications on the normal pages (all layers on, guides off.

    This might also come in handy when editing indexes or table of contents. Anyway, I can give lots of examples why multiple viewports might be ideal.

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  12. Toggle Through Align-To Options

    The ability to use a keyboard shortcut to toggle through "Align To:" options.

    I'm constantly manually switching between, "Align to: Margin", "Align to: Page", and "Align to: Selection"

    3 votes
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  13. Easier Pasteboard Changes?

    I'd like an option or a tool to quickly adjust the pasteboard size. I use that area for working out different layout and content options, and I find it strange that I have to go into the preferences to make the area larger each time I start a new file.

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  14. Content Aware Fit separate setting for rasters and vectors

    I like using Content Aware Fit on most photos but it doesn't make it sense to use it on vectors like logos. So I have to turn it on and off constantly. Perhaps there could be separate preference checkboxes so that Content Aware Fit can occur when placing photos but not vectors.

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  15. Ability to turn on/off Effects by checking box

    Often times when using a preloaded Effect, such as drop shadow, gradient, etc., after creating you realize you don't like it or want to see what it looked like without the effect.

    Rather than having to click back into the options panel to turn off the effect, it would be nice to be able to click the check mark and turn it off or on without going into the options menu.

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  16. Update imagelink after edit the original and saved it as different filetype

    following Workflow:

    1. Import image in Indesign (for example .jpg)
    2. open context-menu and choose "edit original" via photoshop
    3. Now i make various edits on the image, with multiple layer, effects etc.
    4. I save the finished image as PSD to keep the editability.

    FEATURE:
    Now, after i saved the image as psd, InDesign should recognise, that i saved the original image in a different fileformat and ask me, if it should update the imagelink or not.

    I think it´s simplifies the workflows of many users by reducing additional steps.

    2 votes
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  17. lock imported pdf-comments

    without beeing able to lock comments and elements like arrows and lines, its difficult to work with imported comments. when moving elements around, imported pdf-elements also move. would be nice to lock them or to convert them into an actual layer.

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  18. Add a “floating” option to anchor frames

    It would be wonderful if InDesign could have a “floating” option for anchored frames the way that FrameMaker does: it allows one to define that, for example, an anchored frame would always be in the upper right corner of the page where the text flows that contains the anchor.
    As it is now, if text is added above, the anchored frame moves down with the text, and if it hits the bottom margin, then text wraps to the next page without filling the previous page.

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  19. Replace the startup panel

    PLease replace the awful startup panel that looks like someone had a mental breakdown, spilling derangement over the screen in gaudy black and violet.. unbelievable that anyone could imagine this would be attractive. Luckily I mostly don't see it as my computer opens before I arrive, but every time I do I feel I want to immediately quit the program.. and send a report to you.

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  20. Improvement suggestions ‘paragraph’ menu

    Baseline grid value ‘increment every’ field in paragraph menu.
    - Now you have to go to preferences first. It is a significant option for layout.

    Reset option for 'left indent' and 'first line left indent'. Reset to 0/0
    - annoying that I first have to adjust the bottom input field and then the upper one.

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