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  1. Allow custom bounding boxes to scale with object

    Often I will customize the bounding box / text wrap shape of an object/image so that text wrap follows the shape of the object/image. For example, if I have an image of a violin with a transparent background, I want the text to follow the curve of the violin, not a box. The text wrap feature works great.

    However, once the custom wrap shape is set, the wrap stays like that even if the object is resized. For example, if I decide to make the violin smaller, the wrap stays exactly where it is, meaning I have to readjust the…

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  3. Content Placer Tool Place Into Existing Frame

    The behaviour should be exactly the same when i place a document with the Place... option. Hold the alt key, the pointer shows two opening brackets to indicate the Paste into function and Done. Currently I cant place collected content into frames. I always have to click and drag new ones.

    1 vote

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  4. Rule above, Role below: Width columne except text

    Please make it possible to create a line below (paragraph rules) that is as long as the column, but the text is not underlined.

    This would make it easy to create form fields

    2 votes

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  5. Find/Replace Linked Artboard

    Add a way to find and replace a linked artboard and replace it with a different artboard.

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  6. Make gifs great again

    • Allow a preview of a live GIF while designing - currently when it is placed into a deck it is static and only reviewable by publishing online.

    • Allow a choice of the GIF thumbnail that becomes the still image when an offline version is downloaded. Currently I'm at the mercy of whatever the very first frame is in the entire GIF sequence.

    • Better yet, make Adobe Reader able to play gifs so the 'offline' version doesn't have to be a compromise of the original intention.

    2 votes

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  7. Have two systems of unit measurement operate simultaneously, depending on feature and function

    I would like InDesign to operate simultaneously in two unit of measurement systems. I would like to be able to work and view typographic measurements such as point size, leading, paragraph spacing, baseline shift, and drop shadow amounts in Picas/Points; but at the same time see my page size, margins, object dimensions, column widths and such displayed in inches, or mm, or even pixels, according to my need. I don't want to have to switch back and forth to easily SEE and reference measurements in control panels. I want some to display in one system, but others to display in…

    1 vote

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  8. Allow padding for image frames and graphics

    Allow padding settings for image frames like text frames. The padded frame for text boxes is great and heavily used, but we have to use empty frames set to mm sizes as spacer squares as it's not currently possible to add padding to an image or graphic like you can a text frame. This would make creating neat, uniformly spaced objects much easier and more visual than having to manually type coord values or creating spacer squares.

    2 votes

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  9. Object Style Duplication

    I'm one of those people who use style sheets to the Nth degree, including Object Styles. Is it possible to duplicate Object Style groups the way that Paragraph and Character Styles are duplicated when making new alternate layouts? It would be so much easier to go into the newly minted Object Styles, update the look of one object, redefine the style in the palette, and then have that update all the other newly created objects.

    2 votes

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  10. Text wrap around anchored objects needs to work according to settings, regardless of where the anchor is placed.

    Text wrap refuses to wrap properly around my anchored objects regardless of anchor placement in the paragraph or text wrap offset settings.

    This causes the anchored object to overlap the text and/or have inconsistent margin offset around the object. It's erratic and inconsistent among the various objects, even though they all have the exact same object style applied.

    Some of the objects wrap a little better than others - at least they're not overlapping on top of text - but the wrap margins are still inconsistent. Not a single object wraps how I believe it should based on the style…

    6 votes

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  11. Page number ranges in TOC

    Table of contents don't have the ability to add page ranges.

    So the contents look like this:

    Section A . . . . . . . 1

    Section B . . . . . . . 5

    Section C . . . . . . . 9

    When they should look like this:

    Section A . . . . . . . 1-4

    Section B . . . . . . . 5-8

    Section C . . . . . . . 9

    All this needs to be implemented is to have the second number be one page less than…

    7 votes

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  12. When placing a pdf with drag and drop...

    When placing a pdf with drag and drop, rather than simply refusing to do it if the pdf being placed doesn't have a trim/crop/whatever box the same as the previously placed pdf; it would be far more polite to pop up the place options.

    1 vote

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  13. Option to have sharp inset padding on custom shapes (image example included)

    Inset padding needs to have option to be sharp or at least able to control the rounded inset. See attached image to show the issue:

    2 votes

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  14. Add Clarivate Endnote for Indesign - Dynamic - work straight from indesign itself

    No need to tell Adobe that MS Word is NOT the way to layout text and graphics, but academia is stuck using MS Word because Adobe does not have support for Endnote software. Indesign endnote features can't compete with the specific capability of the Endnote software. (Search loads of online resources for your references.
    Access to full text research articles.
    Access your research from the cloud.
    Automatic and bulk reference updating..
    Search, read & review PDFs in your library.)
    PLEASE CONSIDER ADDING. Do not want it for incopy, or to import from Word, but to layout DIRECTLY in Indesign when…

    2 votes

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  15. Would like to be able to anchor images anywhere and have the text wrap respected

    Specific anchor location is important for placements in ePub/HTML exports. However, there are a couple major drawbacks with InDesign's current anchoring abilities.

    (1) If an image is supposed to appear after a certain paragraph, but that paragraph ends on the previous spread, you cannot anchor the image to the paragraph it belongs with on the previous spread. (see screenshot: ToPreviousSpread.png). This seems to defeat the purpose of an anchored object. It can't be anchored so will not travel with re-flowing text and it will not Export to ePub/HTML in that specific location.

    (2) Images cannot be anchored after their placement…

    24 votes

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  16. Image Editing

    Built-in image editing feature, lite version that has Hue/Saturation, Levels, and Curves for InDesign so it's quick and easy to manipulate images natively in InDesign, instead of back and forth between PS & ID.

    1 vote

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  17. Find/Change Object Position

    Feature request: add object position to Find/Change so the position of repeating objects can be changed en masse. Find/Change size would also be helpful.

    1 vote

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  18. Disable embedding assets... please...

    I spend a huge amount of time in my work editing other people's artwork and the number one issue is embedded images that have been pasted in (instead of file-> place).

    I have to jump through lots of hoops to get files to process correctly.

    I'm not sure how it would work, but an option to have embedded files restricted by default, with a preference to allow it (with a warning dialog) would go a huge way to instilling the right working practice in new users.

    And save me a huge amount of time.

    1 vote

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  19. Create custom stroke with arrow ends

    Need Custom stroke styles with arrow start or end and it can be applied in tables to. It will help in designing hierarchial data and other complex designs.

    1 vote

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  20. Select path for text wrap for Illustrator files

    When applying text wrap to an image (PSD, TIF, JPEG) the user can select a path to apply text wrap to. This allows the user to edit the path within the image using Photoshop’s path editing tools. This is much better than InDesign’s pen for editing a text wrap path. This is probably the worst path editing feature in any professional graphics program. So it’s a good thing we can edit that path somewhere else.

    You know what program has the best pen tool? Illustrator. It also has excellent operators for paths, such as expanding paths and merging them. I…

    1 vote

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