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  1. Add space before when first on page

    When there is a Title which is set to be first on page, in some cases it is needed to have some space before. For example, chapter title. It is easier to set that through Paragraph Style than to set as a box feature. That feature existed in Xerox Ventura Publisher more than 30 years ago, and exists in Affinity Publisher. It is one smole checkbox in Indent and Spacing, but a big help for us who are in book layout business.

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  2. Add 'contact shadows' like in Keynote, rather than just plan old drop shadows. The contact shadow is used for products standing upright.

    Add 'contact shadows' like in Keynote, rather than just plan old drop shadows. The contact shadow is used for products standing upright, like bottles, loafs of bread etc etc. Have a look at this on keynote and you'll understand what I mean.

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  3. Measuring feature

    It would be great if there were a way to measure the distance between 2 objects. If I could select the first hold down option and hover over another object it would be fantastic to see a popup telling me how many px it is apart

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  4. Set zero point by selecting the intersection of a horizontal and vertical ruler guide

    Set zero point by selecting the intersection of a horizontal and vertical ruler guide followed by a keyboard shortcut. Saves time spent dragging from the top left corner to the intersecting guides

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  5. Set zero point by selecting the intersection of a horizontal and vertical ruler guide

    Set zero point by selecting the intersection of a horizontal and vertical ruler guide followed by a keyboard shortcut. Saves time spent dragging from the top left corner to the intersecting guides

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  6. Make All Styles Explicit and Accessible

    Currently we can open a pallet for Object Styles, Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, Table Styles, Cell Styles, and of course Style Packs.

    We need to be able to access TOC styles, Caption Styles, Image Styles, Effect Styles, Animation Styles, Group Styles, Text Frame Styles, Image Frame Styles, Fill Styles (swatches), Stroke Styles, .Basically, anything that contains a defined set of characteristics that can be interchangeably applied to various objects..

    That is to say that styles must be interchangeable with other like styles. For example, you can apply any paragraph style to any paragraph. Every paragraph style will work on every…

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  7. ntsuchiya@devenneygroup.com

    It would be great if we can get control over layer visibility by page in addition to by document. Add a visibility-by-page icon next to the visibility-by-document icon that controls visibility by page.

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  8. Adjust minimum height and width when scaling text frames with autosize

    When scaling a text frame that is set to autosize with a minimum height and width, everything gets scaled – except for the minimum height and width, leading to ridiculously looking assets when scaled to different sizes for one-time-exceptions.

    Please make it so the minimum width and height is scaled just as the margins and everything else - it would make working with assets with automadet assets with irregular sizes so much easier. Thanks!

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  9. I like the Properties Window very much. I would like it back as default window in the right bar of the window.

    I like the Properties Window very much. I would like it back as default window in the right bar of the window.

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  10. Set the baseline of the first line of an object to the actual height of the first line of text

    There is no standard in fonts what to use for the value of ascend. Some use the height of, say, the 'k' character. Others enter the highest glyph (including those with diacritics). Basically, that means that using ascend for the first baseline is unreliable if fonts change. The best solution would be to calculate the actual 'max glyph height' of what is actually on the first line so that the text fits exactly to the top of the frame. Using 'cap height' is not a prefect solution too as some fonts have a cap height that is smaller than e.g.…

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  11. An option to rotate multiple items around their individual centers

    I'd love to be able to use a modifier with the Rotate Tool and rotate multiple selected items around their individual anchor points.

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  12. Scale stroke proportionaly in object-based rule il liquid layout

    The stroke doesn't scale when changing page size either manually or with the page tool in object-based rule in the liquid layout. It does work in scale rule. It would be great if there was an option to choose between scaling the stroke or not.

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  13. InDesign share link paths between two documents

    We send InDesign documents out for translation. (Without packaging photos because those don't have to be translated.) But when we get the translated ID doc back, sometimes the links to our server won't work, or just some of them work and we have to manually relink may of the graphics in a 12-page document. I'd like to be able to open the Spanish version of a document and tell is to copy all the link paths for graphics from the English version of the document. GAME CHANGER!!! We're sometimes translating documents into 12 languages, and I have to re-link ALL…

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  14. Hit double space bar to ad period at the end of a sentence

    It would come in handy if this was available in Indesign like on your iPhone when you tab double space bar a period appears.

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  15. Provide Mac Pages files to be imported in InDesign.

    I layout books, flyers, brochures, anything that have to be printed. I do that since InDesign V2.0 – Mac OS 9. A big bunch of the people in the publicity, editing and publishing industries work on Macs. I'm still very surpised that InDesign did not yet provide import capability for Mac Pages native files in InDesign. – So I do what I have to do… Open the Pages file, export it to a Micosoft Word file (your all time friend), an then import the Word file I have to work with in InDesign. I'm sure you all know that. I do…

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  16. Update links with custom settings

    When opening a document and InDesign asks if links should be updated, there should be a choice for linked files only. When using alternate layouts, e.g. with an A4 and a Letter instance, the line breaks will be manually adjusted. So when the file is opened and all links are updated (because maybe images and charts used in both formats were updated), the manual changes in the linked texts of the alternate format are gone.

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  17. Multi Level Object Lock

    Instead of faffing around with Layers, it would sometimes be handy to quickly be able to lock objects at multiple levels, so that when you want to unlock a specific object on a specific layer, it doesn't unlock every layer.

    For example if you have 3 objects overlaying each other you could lock the lowest object by holding 'Ctrl' and tapping 'L' 3 times, twice for the second layer, etc.

    To unlock, 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'L', tapping L as many times as required depending on the layer.

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  18. Add Speech bubbles for comics

    I am using object styles to make great narration boxes and keeping the style and size in sync throughout my comics, but I can't find a way to make a shape that I can control to make the speech bubbles, and connect shapes between them.

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  19. An AI procedure/tool creates design variations across disparate custom page sizes in a document.

    In a document that has multiple pages, where each page has different custom dimensions, what if there were an AI tool that used elements from page 1 to create adapted layouts for the remaining pages of the document?

    You could include a few parameters, like whether or not to allow text smaller than agate text, or to allow new margins to be established vs honoring the document settings for margins, etc. Perhaps a disclaimer flag for elemetns that are small print text and could be omitted from smaller ad sizes.

    The procedure/tool could consider heirachy based on size, color, brightnes…

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  20. Svg clipping mask not applied

    Svg clipping masks are not applied to svg files linked in indesign. This makes it impossible for me to create an svg and import it to indesign.

    I have attached the original version created in inkscape as well as the imported version in indesign.

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