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  1. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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…

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    16 votes
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  11. Add more paragraph rule design options

    I would be nice to have more creative options in paragraph rule designs. In the 15 years I've used InDesign, the rule design options have not changed.

    3 votes
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  12. Blending mode shortcut

    Its been so many years since blending mode exist… and InDesign still not support shortcut for them, when PS & AI all have many ways to customise them already… In InDesign, there's just no way to even add a shortcut for them. the only fast way to sort of fast skimming them is by hovering mouse on the blend mode name, but this is not very precise and not very easy to control, not to mention it creates a lot of history step to undo (which is another bug: if you scroll all the way up and selected luminosity, keep…

    3 votes
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  13. Offset path

    iD : Fr : Offset path
    I found myself stuck by wanting to make a simple offset path inside inDesign. This seems to HAVE to be DONE in Illustrator.
    Bad thing about that is that if I have to go back and forth between both, I’ll have to place it correctly, when it should be a simple value in any unit to enter.

    Some have explored the need for that as a script :
    https://indesignsecrets.com/indesign-cad-tool.php

    3 votes
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  14. Adjust Layout - Columns change no longer works.

    In older versions of InDesign, if you had Adjust Layout on, and changed the columns, the content of the page would adjust. Now if you change the column amount, Adjust Layout turns off. Please bring back the old feature, the new way and work around is terrible and also defeats the function of Master Pages.

    3 votes
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  15. Horizontal guides that alter in relation to margins

    Horizontal guides that alter in relation to margins if you have to change the page sizing in document setup.
    At the moment, if you need to change the page size of a document, you have to manually reset all the horizontal/row guides (e.g. Remove Existing Ruler Guides and reset the number of rows and the gutter). If InDesign automatically recalculated the guides it would save a lot of time.

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  16. Place > (Show Import Options)

    I use this feature daily and would so prefer to use my keyboard arrow keys to cycle through the image thumbnails than the tiny dialogue box arrows.

    4 votes
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  17. InDesign Accessibility Checker feature

    I use Indesign to create ADA compliant documents. I constantly have to go between InDesign and Acrobat. It would be more productive if the accessibility features in Acrobat were included in InDesign. It would also be nice to have a built in color checker included in Indesign.

    Is there a plug in available??

    14 votes
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  18. Possibility to remap ALT Mouse Wheel for ZOOM

    I do not find possibility to change ALT Mouse Wheel (for zooming). I prefer just Mouse Wheel to zoom (without ALT).
    Or at least to get rid of ALT, because it can be overtaken by OS for other tasks (in my case).

    4 votes
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  19. Put spinners back in Object>Tranform

    Bug, oversight, or poor design has eliminated the spinners that allow me to efficiently resize and reposition an object. Please put them back - I use them constantly.

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  20. Indesign Gradient Tool

    Please make the gradient tool in Indesign function the same as in Illustrator, it's fiddly, cumbersome and gives you nowhere near as much control. There's no reason for it not to function the way it does.

    18 votes
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