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  1. functionality not working any longer.

    Hi. In older versions of InDesign and Illustrator on Mac I was able to minimise the application by double clicking the title bar. In the latest version of CC this does not work any longer - Acrobat and Photoshop have no problem. High Sierra 10.13.4. All Adobe apps completely updated.

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  2. Include anchored object options when copying and pasting (eg an image)

    I'm working on a document which uses images as icons to indicate particular activities. I'm copying and pasting the images as anchored objects, but each time have to go into the options to set the Custom anchored position. It would be great if it wasn't necessary to do this for each image.

    (I'm a relative newcomer to InDesign, so may be missing something else in terms of how this can be achieved.)

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  3. CC Libraries save location info to place graphics in specific positions

    Currently, only INDL libraries save object placement info, so when you right click and select place, an item will be in the correct position on the page. Please add this to CC library items as well.

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  4. When setting up default page layout, updating margins repeatedly crashed inDesign

    When setting up default indesign setup -> page layout then, updating margins when click 'ok' or 'rtrn' indesign repeatedly crashes.

    I checked it's upto date and also tried restarting. This is a bug.

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  5. make selected text in document highlighted in font list so you can continue perusing list from that point and not from the top of list every

    Enable selected text in document also selected in font list so you can continue perusing list from that point on and not having to scroll down from beginning of list every time.

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  6. Calendar

    I'm trying to design a calendar and it would be great if InDesign had a feature that automatically created the grid and correlated the days, months, etc... rather than doing each day/week/month by hand individually. Especially being that every year it changes.

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  7. interrupt the checking and reading of PSD, TIFF or other large embedded files

    It took a good few minutes for my new computer to complete that process, and it would be worse for a older machine. Maybe we can have a option to cancel that process? InDesign froze in my old computer while waiting for these files to complete loading.

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  8. Placing incorrect image type in environment should have warning (adjustable in Prefs)

    When placing an RGB image into a CYMK/print document, or a CMYK image into an RGB/web document, it would be great to have a warning. The warnings could be based on type RGB/JP/GIF/PNG into CMYK/print, CMYK/Pantone/Spot into RGB/web and resolution (300 dpi into 72 ppi, or vice versa), and this feature could be turned on/off/customized in Preferences.

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  9. Not able to select file option, jumps to "window" or "help"!

    When I open a file in InDesign, if I select the "File" drop down menu, it immediately disappears and the "Windows" dropdown menu gets pulled down.

    As a result, the FILE dropdown menu is completely USELESS.. Please fix this BUG immediately.

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  10. Stop InDesign from adding an extra letter when hyphening.

    Stop InDesign from adding an extra letter when hyphening.

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  12. Preflighter to warn of Effect modes in use (excluding Normal & Multiply)

    Please add the ability in Preflighter to detect and warn of elements assigned to effect modes other than Normal and Multiply.

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  13. Select which PSD artboards are displayed when placed into InDesign (similar to Illustrator)

    When you place an illustrator file into InDesign, you can select which artboards you want to place. The same should be done with Photoshop artboards (instead of having to place the entire photoshop document).

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  14. Import from web-based locations. Like Digital Asset Managers.

    It would be very beneficial for our workflow to be able to easily import images and other documents from web-based sources. For instance, we have all our images on a Digital Asset Manager (DAM), and would like to pull directly from that. That way, if the image is updated, we don't need to replace the files.

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  15. crashes on uploading docs

    indesign crashes now that Iam using High Sierra. did not have frequent crashes with Sierra

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  16. Intelligent color bleeding

    Unless I am very wrong there's no option to Authomatically extend colours for the bleeding.

    Of course to print and crop is necessary to add bleed and that involves placing images or extending them out of the margin.
    How is it possible, coming from the company of photoshop, that a function so simple, yet so important is not possible in indesign? It's as easy as extending any color touching the margins of the document to the bleed: copying pixel color information perpendicular to the document.

    Of course the possibility of doing it manually should stay, but this feature is a…

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  17. When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the fli

    When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the flip

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  18. Implement Funktion "Start-Stop-Pinging"

    While working in a LAN (2ms Ping) or WAN (20ms Ping) with linked content on exhouse Servers, InDesign is getting very very slow.
    Reason is the permanent pinging to the linked files "R U still alive?" which the user cannot stop.

    It would save hours of time and tons of nerves each week, if user could easily switch-on and switch-off the ping manually - e.g. like the preflight. While saving, printing or exporting the file the ping should be activated automatically, to inform the user about any changes.

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  19. Auto shifting groups

    I often do a catalog that includes hundreds of items arranged in alpha order; each of which includes an image and two text boxes. Of course, at the last minute the client will add a few more and every every item/group must be moved further along to accommodate them. Let's say I add three new ones beginning with the letter A; Now all the groups must be moved three places further along, line by line page by page.. very tedious and time consuming. But what if there were a way that they could all be set to shift automatically the…

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  20. Hiding objects then showing them again keeps them highlighted like in Illustrator

    I suggested this years ago but I think it would be useful to be able to select objects and hide them then by showing them again for them to stay highlighted. This is how the feature works in Illustrator and I use it all the time. It would be really good if it worked the same way in Illustrator.

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