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  1. Create strokes/guides for Production purposes.

    When creating a layout that requires fold lines, these strokes could be placed across the layout BUT only show up in the slug/bleed area. This would eliminate 2 smaller strokes on either side of the doc or one continuous stroke with a white box over the center portion.

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  2. select page on PDF place with drag and drop

    When I drag & drop a multipage PDF it place ever the first page. It could be useful a shortcut to select the other page

    4 votes
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  3. History and Layer Linking

    Add a history palette, as well as, the ability to link items in the layers palette like Photoshop does.

    6 votes
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  4. Smart Guides for Grid Spacing

    In this feature Smart Guides would recognize grid spacing for object groups. So say you have three boxes equally spaced, you select all three, and alt drag to create duplicates below. Smart Guides would recognize the spacing you have in the first three boxes, and would apply that same perpendicular spacing to the three new boxes so you have a perfect grid spacing between all 6 boxes.

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  5. Verankerd object naar onder de tekst verplaatsen

    In de tekst geplakte objecten (verankerde objecten) onder de tekst plaatsen, dus Object>Schikken>Naar achtergrond. Zodat tekst OP het object zichtbaar blijft.
    In het Engels: Anchored object: Send to back. To keep text visible ON TOP of anchored object.

    3 votes
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  6. Adjust Layout

    If we could have the option to toggle the Adjust Layout on and off as a default option that would be great.

    2 votes
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  7. Align Stroke to guides

    I want to be able to align or snap the stoke of an object to the guides based on the selected Align Stroke. Right now if I have a rectangle with a stroke of 6pt and the Align Stroke is set to center, when I approach a guide it snaps on the top of the object instead of the center of the stroke.

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  8. Update Link in contextual, shortcut menu

    It would be really nice if it would be possible to update links in the contextual, shortcut menu

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  10. Add and option to auto-convert RGB images to CMYK in Indesign, instead of doing it in Photoshop

    When we package any file from Indesign, we many times need to make sure, that all images are in CMYK color profile before sending it to printer. We get warnings if images aren't in CMYK, but it would be nice to have an option to auto-convert all images to CMYK, instead of individually going in Photoshop.

    5 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. File handling preference to deactivate new layers should also work with PS files

    The preference to deactivate new layers when updating or relinking works great with Illustaror files but should also work with Photoshop files.

    Thank you!

    2 votes
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  13. Please add Object Layer options also for TIFF files format that support layers

    Object Layer Options are accessible for Photoshop and Illustrator and PDF files. It would be great to have that for TIFF files as well.

    Thank you!

    4 votes
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  14. Use of Adobe Camera Raw (engine) on Stock Images or CC Libs

    inDesign requires a way to incorporate the Adobe Camera Raw engine, because there is really NO need for a graphic designer to open an image into Photoshop to just adjust the lighting.

    Right now, the process of adjusting the Colors of any image brought inside of inDesign (exception be made of the gray scale images that can be tinted), consists in opening the file inside Photoshop, editing, saving back to see the adjustments.

    If the original was a .PSD, this is still a non destructive workflow.

    Now, with a .JPG image I have 2 choices :
    1. I only need…

    3 votes
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  15. Redefining an object style that contains Anchored Object Options when object sampled is not anchored

    Consider an object that has an Object Style applied with no overrides. You change some attribute of the object then select Redefine Style to apply chat change to the style. The change propagates to all objects using that Object Style.

    But if the Object Style includes custom Anchored Object Options and the object you sample is not anchored, then it has no Anchored Object Options applied to it. That means you delete the Anchored Object Options from the style definition. Those options should remain applied to the object, although they would be inaccessible as it is not anchored.

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Add double align tool

    Often I find myself needing to align an object to both vertical AND horizontal centers of an object (for example, an icon in a box, or a number in a circle). It would be great to have one button that will align both vertically AND horizontally at once. This would allow me to set a shortcut and knock out work more quickly!

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  18. Vertical Justification & Align to Grid clash each other

    when i turned on align grid, it should honor the setting i want, but when i apply text frame option-> vertical justification->justified, everything just messed up.

    first, after setting text frame to justify, and you turn on align to grid, (mostly this happened when there's not enough text to fill the frame so the leading has to be stretched) it does change the space between lines, (Eg if your justified lines are fairly wide, turn on align to grid will make it narrower) but its not actually align to the grids (no matter if your leading is smaller/greater than the…

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  19. REPLACING A PLACED ITEM SHOULD NOT INCREASE OR DECREASE THE SIZE OF THE NEW ITEM.

    When you have a box with a placed item and you go to replace the item, the program should not INCREASE or DECREASE the percentage of the place item to fill the box. (Just cost me a client)

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  20. Search Function in the Layer's Panel

    To add to "Inline search filter for all styles panels and swatches", not just list of styles but list of objects within the layer panel. Like Photoshop's layer search.

    I use Photoshop quite a bit and found that the search function within the layers panel very helpful when I have MANY layers and I need to find a certain item (see image below). Well, with InDesign, I might have only one layer but TONS of objects in each. So a search function would be incredibly helpful in finding that object.

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