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  1. Align to column function

    InDesign really needs an align to column function, especially for centering objects within a column. This seems to be a really simple oversight.

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  2. Preview at proportional size with content collector placer

    I place many images using content collector placing tool and am having trouble positioning on page. I place a few images and have to adjust place some more adjust and so on to save paper for proofing.

    If I could have a proportional preview(proportional to the previously placed images) so I know how it will fit before placing it would save much time. I sometimes place hundreds of images at a time this way.

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  3. rotate item to match angle of another object, line segment, or curve point (add this to illustrator too please)

    Fairly frequently as part of manipulating objects and graphics I need to rotate an object to align with the angle of another item or line segment. This is time consuming currently as I have to create a new orthogonal line, align it to touch a point on the reference object and then rotate both the new line and the other object with a set rotation point until the 'smart'guide' tells me ive intersected the reference line with my rotation. It would be much easier if rotation had an additional tool or in-guild feature where you could rotate an item -…

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  4. Baseline Grid Grab and Drag

    I would love to be able to grab the bottom-most visible like of the baseline grid and drag it to a hight of my choosing. All of the other lines in the baseline grid should move at their own rate as to keep the space between them equal at all times.

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  5. Place function doesn't work on existing frame

    I used to be able to select a frame and use the place function (cmd+P) to add an image to that frame. Now when placing images, it automatically creates a new frame.

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  6. Copy image number only for Adobe Stock Preview images.

    Right-click adobe stock image in the link list and be able to select the image number only to search Adobe Stock for the image.

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  7. Smarter Link Finding

    It would be great if InDesign used a bit of automated searching or AI to search for missing links. InDesign should be able to look for missing links and suggest them if a file with matching file name and metadata exists in the same folder, or set of folders as the working document. It would be fantastic if InDesign kept track of link metadata and automatically compared it to the OS-level indexing (like Spotlight) to automatically suggest the location of a missing link.

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  8. Apply 2 Masters (spread) to a Single Page (tabloid)

    There are currently no solutions that I am aware of to sync a Left and Right Master into a larger tabloid page size. This is different from simply using a parent relationship among several master pages. A larger page size (digital friendly) cannot be complied from smaller master pages (print friendly). The ability to apply multiple master pages or master page items as "zones" would probably be ideal as it would allow flexibility for more customization on different page sizes.

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  9. Convert / Merge Spreads into Larger Tabloid Pages within InDesign

    Many of us are using InDesign to output digital formats as well as print. The inability to convert spreads in large documents that involve things like complex tiered master page assignments and interactive elements between print friendly spreads and digital friendly tabloid page layouts is a major pain. A non-destructive way to move back and forth would dramatically simplify digital exports, and ensure a clean single large page digital presentation to the end user without hassling with software adjustments to view spreads correctly.

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  10. Allow user to change default color of Ruler Guides

    For those of us with color-blindness issues (and it's my belief that there's a lot more of us than you think...), there really needs to be a simple preference switch for the default Ruler Guide color to be changeable. It should be so simple to just go into Prefs & select the guide color we can actually see, then simply carry on working. But currently it's a complete ball-ache every time to have to go into 'Layout > Ruler Guides > Change color > Ok'. The current 'long-way-round' change guide color process is just an added frustration to every job!…

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  11. Double page / spread preview

    I would appreciate a double page / spread preview for single page documents. That would allow me to work with single pages to achieve certain bleed needs (example: single printed menu card sheets that need bleed all around - but still show as double pages inside the menu book) while still being able to see the layout as a whole. That saves the time of sticking the pages together and separating them afterwards again.

    This requests asks for a different approach, but I assume for the same purpose: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/31305193-auto-speads-into-pages

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  12. Cover building tool

    It would be great if InDesign had a tool for easily building covers. Something as simple as allowing variable column widths so that you could input the width of C1, C4,spine, and the width of the joins on either side!

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  13. Style de paragraphe > option d'enchainement

    option d'enchainement solidaire avec le paragraphe suivant également serait efficace. J'aimerais pouvoir lier un titre au paragraphe texte qui le suit

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  14. Custom Columns

    When setting up margins and layout it would be great if the user could customize the width of individual columns. For instance I start a new document that's 8.5 x 11 with 2 columns and a gutter that's .25. At some point, either the initial document creation or after, it would be amazing to change the width of one of the columns and in so doing it adjust the width of the other column while keeping the gutter the same. This would help for much more dynamic, asymmetrical and feel visually more organized than simply bringing in rulers. Horizontal rows…

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  15. Keyboard command for resizing content within a picture box

    Quark allows one to resize an image within a picture box using key commands. Could this key command please be added to ID. It's wonderful: To resize a picture in 5% increments using keyboard shortcuts, press Command+Option+Shift+> (Mac OS) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+> (Windows). To enlarge,and Command+Option+Shift+< (Mac OS) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+< (Windows) to reduce.

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  16. Layer comps (Different View States)

    I need to be able to easily export different view states of the same LARGE documents that get incremental updates, showing and hiding different layers and objects depending on who the exported file will be going to.

    Having the option to use Layer Comps would allow for different view states to be enabled for each export.

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  17. Add text wrapping feature to combo box for interactive pdf drop down boxes with statements/questions.

    I am trying to create an interactive pdf interview guide for my company. We would like to have the possible questions they can ask in a drop down format to help ensure the same question isn't asked by multiple people. I need to be able to add more characters to the combo box, then I also need them to automatically text wrap so that the text isn't displayed as a tiny line of text that isn't readable. I think Excel allows you to create drop downs with sentences that will wrap text.

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  18. Re-sizing pages in an Indesign book all at one time, currently have to re-size each file

    Make option to Re-size pages in an Indesign book all at one time, currently have to re-size each file(page). very time consuming.

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  19. Change 'Object Layer Options' on multiple images at the same time

    It would be a massive time save if it were possible to change the Object Layers Options on multiple images at the same time.
    We build four layer products images in PS with layers across all images named the same:
    Product, FlatShadow, StandingShadow, Reflection
    When we have 40 products on the page and the customer decides they want the products all to have a reflection, at the moment we have to switch each images Reflection layer on singly. Then in the next round the customer may decide they want no Reflection or Shadow at all. Again we have to switch…

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  20. Add option of "Maximum Space Before First Footnote"

    Add option of "Maximum Space Before First Footnote" to set the max space between the story text and the footnotes.

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