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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Add access to text inset function via right click

    On a given shape, provide access to create text inset parameters via a right-click to the Text Frame Options menu box. Currently this access does not exist unless there is already text inside of the shape.

    Having this function makes process streamlined

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  4. Options to individualize QR Codes

    It would be nice to have some features to individualize QR-Codes.
    For example to put a grafphic/trademark in the middle, rounding the edges, dots instead of squares... There could be many Options.
    "qrcode-monkey" has some good options to individualize QR Codes.

    1 vote

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  5. I need in InDesign these tools: 1. in the «Path» I need «Outline Stroke 2. “Perespective” tool 3. the new “Generate” like what in Illustrat

    I do almost all design and drawings in the InDesign program, so I found these tools in Photoshop and Illustrator. It is nice and ok for me not to leave InDesign and do all the things I need for printing and layout.

    I am using InDesign Eastern language. (The Generating, is still not in the Eastern Version!!).

    1 vote

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  6. Resize Frames & Objects to Preset Aspect Ratios & Sizes

    It would be great to have a feature where a placed graphic, text frame or object could be quickly resized using the contextual menus to a choice of standard aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9 etc..) there would need to be options to crop, resize content proportionally etc.. Add the ability to add your own user ratios and physical size dimensions like the Photoshop crop tool and it would be very powerful.

    For example: it would be pretty slick if users could drop a 5:7 image onto their page and then right click to quickly crop to 16:9.

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  7. Please add a library of snippest as in dreamweaver

    Add a snippet tab to save repeated typographical components in manual creation

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  8. Align from page edge

    Among the various types of “Align to:”, in addition to “Align to margins” and “Align to page”, it would be useful to also have an “Align from page edge”, considering the edge as an element to distance from. In this way, we can avoid putting empty blocks beyond the page margins to distribute the spacing of objects across the entire page.

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  9. Fonction break apart pour les elements de texte

    Bonjour, en tant qu'éditeur de feuillets publicitaires une fonction qui me manque dans Indesign est celle de pouvoir "casser" un grand paragraphe en lignes, c'est à dire que, lorsque je place mon descriptif de tous les produits présents sur mon dépliant je sois capable de le démembrer en lignes, contenant chacune le descriptif d'un produit, snas être obligé de copier ligne par ligne de mon ensemble de descriptifs pour constituer ainsi un bloc de text séparé pour chaque descriptif (cette fonction est présente sur CorelDraw sous la description "break apart" - CTRL+K).
    Une autre foction qui irrai de paire avec…

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  10. Add external PDF or Indesign pages as pages directly to Indesign

    Add external PDF or Indesign pages as pages directly to Indesign

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  11. Make Book template

    Make Book template with its parent and make linked to all relative documents

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  12. Multiple caption metadata items on one line

    At the moment it appears I can create captions with more than one piece of metadata, such as copywright year and artist or Folder 0 and name. But each of these must be on its own line. There is no way to have all the data one one line unless I generate a static caption then use Find/Change.

    We should be able to make captions with multiple metadata tags inline without requiring a linebreak.

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  13. vertical rule for one side of a text box

    Column rules are great, but why can't i add a column rule to a text box containing just one column of text? Is this a bug?

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  14. Toggle "Preview" ON by default

    I'd like to see the effect of what I'm doing e.g. in the Paragraph panel by default. Can't find this in the application or on Google. This could easily be an option in the Preferences.

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  15. Links Panel: Show Exact Matches only

    When re-linking files, add an option to show "Exact matches only". Adobe Premiere has this. So when you're looking for the file you're re-linking, all files are greyed out except for the one that matches your file name.

    Find the Premiere equivalent in German attached!

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  16. Align Stroke to Outside option by default

    For me the default Stroke Alignment setting should be Outside. I am always using boxes and frequently need to change the stroke widths. Since the default setting is Center alignment, this resizes the box, which I can't imagine anyone ever wanting. There doesn't seem to be any way to change the default stroke alignment to Outside, so I am constantly having to change this in the Stroke window. Which means we must have the Stroke window open simply because we cannot set the Outside as default. InDesign 19.2, Mac Ventura.

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  17. Hide all text and picture box borders when hiding Guides.

    I wish InDesign would hide all faint text and box borders when hiding the document Guides. I am forced to go to Overprint Preview to hide those, which slows down the design process, because Overprint Preview mode is very slow and not at all smooth to scroll through multiple book pages to preview designs without the distractions of seeing any faint text boxes. I don't see this ability in any of the Settings menus. Indesign 19.2, Mac Ventura 13.6.4

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  19. Set an increment for auto-sized text boxes

    When making a text box auto-sized, it would be good to set how much it expands by, be it 0.5mm, 1mm etc. I use it for laying out org charts, and to set the spacing between each box it helps when they are sized to be even 1mm sizes and sit at y value of an even number. If the box ends up auto-sized to 23.34mm then starting the next box at a y value of 25mm means a 1.66mm space between the two boxes instead of a nice even 2mm or something. If I could set it so that…

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  20. Bilingual Cursor

    Hi,
    Previously In PageMaker if there is a bilingual text, the cursor automatically according to the language, e.g: In English the cursor move from left to right, in Arabic language move from right to left

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