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  1. expand text frame's ignore text wrap

    In the text frame's options expand the ignore text wrap checkbox to give the options ignore text wraps below, ignore text wrap above or ignore all.

    As you can see in the attached file I want the text frame to observe the text wrap on the image to the left which is above the text frame, but I wanted to ignore the text wrap on the right-hand image which is below the text frame.

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  2. Open images from Package window

    The package window is perfect to discover issues and problems with document or images. But when I find problems with image (RGB profile for example) why is not possible to open in Photoshop directly from that window with double clic? I have to write the name of the files and the number of page and go there to open them...

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  3. Add a Find/Replace function for things like tabs

    Received a file with hundreds of useless tabs. Can replace in Word (and should have but didn't see them til I Placed in InDesign) but it would be a nice feature to add.

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  4. Make the start/end of a stroke highlight when you choose an arrowhead for the start/end in the Stroke panel

    It is very frustrating when applying an arrowhead to a stroke when you don't know what InDesign calls the start or end of that stroke. It's not so bad when you've drawn a straight line but a number of times, we edit shapes to create complex lines. Then it's a case of trial and error as to which end you place the arrow (and most of the time, typically, you end up choosing the wrong end. I know there is the ability to swap these but it would be useful if when you hover over either the start or end…

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  5. Crop to: Artwork

    Please add an option to import and crop to artwork.

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  6. Place dialogue box: make "All Pages" to be default option instead of "Previewed Page"

    It will be a very useful feature (it will save a lot of time) to allow the user to select the default option in the Place dialogue.
    This would be very useful when you have to import all the pages of a great number of files: one could make "All Pages" the default option so to skip all the dialogue boxes that show for each file.

    For example:

    You have 50 Illustrator (ai) files. Each file contains 2 canvases.

    You could tell Indesign to keep the "all pages" option in the first tab of the "Import options" dialogue as the…

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  7. Option to turn off auto-collapse of layers when switching between documents.

    When switching between open indesign documents, the layers collapse automatically. Please give me an option to turn this feature off! If I have opened a layer, I want them to stay open until I have decided to have it otherwise.

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  8. Title interrupting frame border

    For a title within a frame, a not-uncommon graphic design method is to have the title interrupting the frame. You can create a title with a paragraph border and shading and then shift the paragraph, border and shading up, but instead of overprinting over the frame border, the frame border goes through the middle of the title.

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  10. Incompatible 100% view between Indesign and Illustrator to Photoshop in Versions 2020

    When I set object dimensions or text sizes in Indesign / Illustrator, 100% view shows larger-sized objects (in pixels) that do not match the actual dimensions as apears in a screen-shot. Meaning: There is a difference in 100% view between Indesign and Illustrator to Photoshop. This makes it difficult to design for web in Indesign/Illustrator. This issue did not exist in earlier versions such as CS5.5.

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  11. Make it possible to use ParaNumOnly in InDesign cross-reference

    When cross-referencing I would like to be able to use ParaNumOnly, like in FrameMaker. In Danish, and probably other languages, the reference to e.g. "Figure 1" mid sentence should be lower case - "see figure 1" even though I am cross referencing Figure 1. ParaNumOnly would make it possible for me to only cross reference the number and control whether the case in "figure" should be upper or lower.

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  12. brightness adjust to images

    I request the simpliest thing ever: i want to adjust brightness of an image in Indesign. That's all!!! just adjust brightness !

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  13. Option to centre Paragraph Rules

    Have the option to centre or range right Paragraph Rules

    Have the option to specify an exact width for a Paragraph Rule

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  14. Adaptive layout, Simple math, Line Breaks with Data Merge

    The simplest example to describe a problem:
    I'd like to generate many invoices. Every invoice have different number of products on in, in table. + It would be great to have calculations options in this table. Also i think that controlling line break with data merge is must have. Create special code for ex. " " to automate it! :)

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  15. Copy and Paste Effects

    It'd be great to be able to copy and paste effects from objects, especially between multiple documents. This would be similar to Photoshop's ability to copy layer effects.

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  16. Shift+Alt+Cmd = shortcut for Step & Repeat

    After duplicating an object by holding alt (and shift, if you wanted to) in CS6, you could step & repeat the object(s) again and again by simply pressing Shift+Alt+Cmd.
    Neat! No trip to the menu-bar required. No aligning required.
    But that feature is lacking in the CC version. Why remove someting that really made life easy and worked!?

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  17. Reduce paragraph panel

    Coming here from CS5. Wish there was a way to edit the paragraph format panel so it only shows what you need. "Hide options" does not work as I do need "space above" for paging, and that disappears. I do NOT need drop caps in paragraph panel (that would be a paragraph style), or borders/shading (that would be an object style). Panel takes up way more space than I would like. Perhaps a "legacy" option to eliminate those unneeded elements.

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  19. Image inside workspace moves while corners of the window are dragged. Please provide option to keep contents within window from moving.

    Create an option to keep screen image from shifting within the workspace window when the corners of the window are dragged, so that when one resizes the window, the contents stays still. That way, the user won't have to use the hand tool to get back to what they were looking at on the page before they dragged a corner of the screen.

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  20. Drop shadow effect affects only objects in the same group. Not background.

    I'd like to have an option to have the drop shadow effect only affect other objects that are grouped together. Not the background.
    If I for example have two images partially on top of each other, I'd like to have a drop shadow from the from object multiplying onto the object behind it but not on the page background.

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