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  1. Group Layers

    It would be an easy but valuable addition to be able to group layers in InDesign like we can do in Photoshop. That would allow various "versions" of a document to be turned off an on, as well as organizing more complex documents. We can group paragraph styles and swatches – why not layers? Palette items should be groupable across the board, for a consistent interface.

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  2. Copy and Paste Effects

    It'd be great to be able to copy and paste effects from objects, especially between multiple documents. This would be similar to Photoshop's ability to copy layer effects.

    1 vote
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  3. Adjustable row- and column lines

    I'm setting this student book and the designer made nice tables.
    The tables have no touching intersection where row line meets column line.
    It's approved by the client who loves these tables.
    The problem is that the designer has drawn the lines by hand. As a typesetter you curse at it and find a solution for your 200+ tables, wich I did with a mix of paragraph borders and underlining/paragraphlines but I'm gonna cry pure salt if I need to make changes to this. With some clients you never know ;) I will attach a screenshot from a simple example.

    2 votes
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  4. Shift+Alt+Cmd = shortcut for Step & Repeat

    After duplicating an object by holding alt (and shift, if you wanted to) in CS6, you could step & repeat the object(s) again and again by simply pressing Shift+Alt+Cmd.
    Neat! No trip to the menu-bar required. No aligning required.
    But that feature is lacking in the CC version. Why remove someting that really made life easy and worked!?

    1 vote
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  5. Reduce paragraph panel

    Coming here from CS5. Wish there was a way to edit the paragraph format panel so it only shows what you need. "Hide options" does not work as I do need "space above" for paging, and that disappears. I do NOT need drop caps in paragraph panel (that would be a paragraph style), or borders/shading (that would be an object style). Panel takes up way more space than I would like. Perhaps a "legacy" option to eliminate those unneeded elements.

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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)

    4 votes
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  17. 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.…

    3 votes
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  18. 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?

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    7 votes
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  20. 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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