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  1. Allow alignment of an object to two guidelines that I create, instead of to the page or other objects

    When trying to align text or an object to a box or area that is not aligned to the center of the page - allow me to create guidelines (drag out from side of ruler) to the edges of the box or area and select the guidelines and the text or object and align the text or object to the center of the guidelines.

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  2. Live importing of images (with Adjustments) from LR into InDesign

    I would like the ability to be able to place images in InDesign, from Lightroom, with LR adjustments. I can place live captions from LR to ID, why not images. Having non destructive editing and then having to physically export all photos out of LR with hard edits and then reimport into indesign is inefficient and silly. User want a simple integrated process when using Adobe CC products, not a complex, time consuming workflow.

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  3. Outline Stroke

    Its 2019 and its not possible to convert a path into a shape like in illustrator.

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  4. Quick image adjustments

    Sometimes when creating a document I need to ever so slightly brighten the image or adjust the contrast, maybe increase the saturation; and standard workflow means pulling these up in Photoshop and applying the changes and the saving (often as a new file so as to preserve the original).

    This always seems like alot of effort for something that I feel could be done on InDesigns side.

    I am suggesting image quick adjustments.

    So an image is coming out slightly too dark. No worries, right click, apply quick adjustments. A new tool box will open that will have basic image…

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  5. Snap-to status indicators

    Add an indicator somewhere that's always visible that displays the current status of the Snap-to-Guides and Snap-to-Document-Grid controls. It could also act as the on/off switch for them.

    Now there's no way to tell if the snap-to mode is engaged or not without either dragging something around to see if it snaps-to a guide or grid, or going into the View > Grids & Guides pull-down menu.

    3 votes
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  6. InDesign Dimmable Layers

    I think it would be great if we could have an option to dim a layer similar to Illustrator. I think it would be a benefit when aligning elements above a background layer.

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  7. By letting me download back my CS5 after a computer crash. I have my serial number etc but cannot nos find the nexcessary download for whic

    I DO NOT WANT cloud or any other of the bits and pieces, just CS5 so that I can continue working with it (being retired I certainly cannot afford any of the pricey ugrades and I don't need them)

    tony@shapps.myzen.co.uk

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  8. Frame Fitting option to keep content centered

    Add a setting in Frame Fitting Options to automatically keep content centered, even after changing the content and updating the link.

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  10. Textbox use auto-size to automate border placement

    Under "text frame options" we have "auto-size" which is an amazing feature, but not used to its full potential.

    If we combine this with textbox borders, I could automate text boxes with Data Merge on a grand scale.

    Most of the groundwork for this feature already exists. All that's left is to be able to set a rectangle to automatically resize to match a textbox.

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  11. RETURN ALL KEYBOARD SHROTCUTS

    I DON'T KNOW WHO THE **** IS MAKING DECISIONS OVER THERE, BUT WHT THE FXXK HAVE YOU REMOVED ALL OF THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS SUCH AS SHIFT-HOLD TO RE-ADJUST A BOX ON THE SAME PLAIN? ALSO THE SPACEBAR TO MOVE YOUR PASTEBOARD!!!! YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING OUR LIVES EASIER AS DESIGNERS NOT MAKING EVERY **** UPGRADE A TOTAL PIECE OF SXXT THAT TAKES MONTHS TO DO ANYTHING!!! SORT IT THE FXXK OUT!!!

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  13. Ability to move guides and objects at same time

    Need to move grids of guides / objects to different area of page, cannot move all at once to keep aligned together..

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  14. Remove Adjust Content from InDesign (or disable it)

    When changing margins there is a new box that says "Adjust Content". This totally screws up your files if you don't uncheck it. I cannot find a way to disable the" adjust content" permanently. It should probably be either a preference or just removed from InDesign completely as it doesn't perform any useful function.

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  15. Smart objects

    Please include smart objects (eg Indesign pages in indesign pages) like Photoshop, illustrator, sketch, XPress and ALL modern design apps. Also add unlinking objects and applying effects and styles on smart objects.

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  16. 3 votes
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  17. Add ruler options

    Add ruler options - specifically architectural ruler settings (ie, 1" = 1', etc) Allow subdivides to show 1'-6", etc.

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  18. Shared graphics within an object box

    Please make it possible to share a graphic in an object style. This feature was available 30 years ago in Quicksilver (Interleaf).

    For example, we create multiple manuals that are scripts for administrators. When there is a speaking part, clients want a graphic of some sort to indicate that the administrator read the text. Or there are graphics that repeat throughout the document, but at the last minute, something may change. The object style can control so much , why not the content within the object box?

    PLEASE!!!!!

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  19. Cache remote/server images on local drive for high quality display preview

    Yesterday I was working on a document from another office so the server wasn't in the building. I was working on graphics that required hi-res display so I could use them as a guide, but because they were all on the server the performance was abysmal. I realised after a while what the problem was, copied them to my local hard drive and re-linked so everything was much faster.

    InDesign should be able to do this automatically: when a large image is not on the local drive, a copy of it could live in a cache somewhere to be used…

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  20. when adjusting the stroke weight with the up/down arrow, make the selections go from 1 pt, to .75, .5, etc.

    right now, if i have a line selected, and use the stroke weight pales to reduce it, if i'm already 1 pt, and click the down arrow, it goes to zero pt. not helpful. it wold be great for it to go to the other increments in the list. i was kind of hoping it would be in the current version, but nah.

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