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  1. 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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  2. Adjust Layout

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 2 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Allow for fractional changes to % in image size (and other) fields using the keyboard arrow keys

    Thanks to images off cellphones, etc I find it difficult to resize images to fit a box using the arrow keys. This is because the dimensions are large and the resolution low.
    WORKFLOW :
    I place an image and it comes in at 4.732% (for example).
    I need to make it bigger to fit - but 5% is not big enough, and 6% is too big.
    Now I need to enter numbers into the fields - or scale using the image boundary.
    Neither are effective methods when the books I work on contain 1000 plus images each - I just…

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  10. Align Using Geometric Centers for All Equilateral Shapes

    This doesn't need explaining. Me and thousands of others have requested this continuously for years. Please add it in.

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  11. Onion skin layer for design notes to developer

    Was just chatting with our UX lead and we thought it'd be great to have a master layer, fixed to the top of the layer panel called something like 'Design Notes' make handoff to dev easier with a few design notes included in the file itself but not a distraction when not needed.

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  12. Improve handling of font files by consolidating and normalising fonts internally

    Font handling for multiple font file types is broken: if a given typeface represents weights using font files of different types, then different parts of InDesign will handle the font differently. Nowhere will it appear as one family with all weights below it. Because the presentation of the problem is significantly different between InDesign subsystems (paragraph style setting and setting font from the tool bar, for example) this might indicate refactoring is in order to ensure all subsystems handle fonts the same way.

    See: https://plus.google.com/+BradMurray/posts/7e3o7Jq2hcH

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  13. Curvilinear text tool on several lines

    Instead of limitating the use of this tool to one line, you should be able to make a paragraph based on the shape you use the curvilinear tool on.

    For instance, if i want to write on the edge of a wheel divided in different parts, so that the text follows the shape of the circle. Let's say that the name of the wheel's part is a three lines title, when i press enter, indesign would create another circle on wich the text would follow the curve. see atached picture

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  14. Paste in Place is the default Paste option

    I think that it would be more useful if the default option for the paste command were Paste in Place. It is frustrating to me that when copy pasting objects, particularly from one page to the other, I have to go through an extra step to "paste special" when there is nothing special about it... Same thing with photoshop...

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Always quit when I typing in Indesign

    When I type wordings in Indesign, the software no response and quit then~
    (Just simple words and a few wordings...... and I type in Chinese)

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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Zoom in on a tiny area faster

    Used to be able to zoom in on a small area by holding command/space and scrolling over a small area and it would then display that small area without have to drag mouse to get that area to enlarge

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  19. Alignment Snapping/Zoom

    When moving objects/text, I find that they keep snapping to certain places on my document. I have snap to grid turned off, so I don't see why it won't let me place the object I'm moving exactly where I want it. It helps to zoom in, but InDesign doesn't allow you to zoom in as much as Illustrator. Also, Illustrator doesn't have this snapping problem.

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  20. Include Blue Guides When Moving Text/Objects

    This feature is seen in Illustrator when you move text or objects around. It either creates a shadow or outline of what you are moving. It really helps me when I am manually aligning objects, especially text. Bounding boxes around text is usually never helpful when used with the alignment tool. This is due to aligning with x-height, and not with descenders/ascenders, which is what the bounding box is around.

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