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  1. Find/Replace Linked Artboard

    Add a way to find and replace a linked artboard and replace it with a different artboard.

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  2. Have two systems of unit measurement operate simultaneously, depending on feature and function

    I would like InDesign to operate simultaneously in two unit of measurement systems. I would like to be able to work and view typographic measurements such as point size, leading, paragraph spacing, baseline shift, and drop shadow amounts in Picas/Points; but at the same time see my page size, margins, object dimensions, column widths and such displayed in inches, or mm, or even pixels, according to my need. I don't want to have to switch back and forth to easily SEE and reference measurements in control panels. I want some to display in one system, but others to display in…

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  3. When placing a pdf with drag and drop...

    When placing a pdf with drag and drop, rather than simply refusing to do it if the pdf being placed doesn't have a trim/crop/whatever box the same as the previously placed pdf; it would be far more polite to pop up the place options.

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  4. Image Editing

    Built-in image editing feature, lite version that has Hue/Saturation, Levels, and Curves for InDesign so it's quick and easy to manipulate images natively in InDesign, instead of back and forth between PS & ID.

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  5. Find/Change Object Position

    Feature request: add object position to Find/Change so the position of repeating objects can be changed en masse. Find/Change size would also be helpful.

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  6. Disable embedding assets... please...

    I spend a huge amount of time in my work editing other people's artwork and the number one issue is embedded images that have been pasted in (instead of file-> place).

    I have to jump through lots of hoops to get files to process correctly.

    I'm not sure how it would work, but an option to have embedded files restricted by default, with a preference to allow it (with a warning dialog) would go a huge way to instilling the right working practice in new users.

    And save me a huge amount of time.

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  7. Create custom stroke with arrow ends

    Need Custom stroke styles with arrow start or end and it can be applied in tables to. It will help in designing hierarchial data and other complex designs.

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  8. Select path for text wrap for Illustrator files

    When applying text wrap to an image (PSD, TIF, JPEG) the user can select a path to apply text wrap to. This allows the user to edit the path within the image using Photoshop’s path editing tools. This is much better than InDesign’s pen for editing a text wrap path. This is probably the worst path editing feature in any professional graphics program. So it’s a good thing we can edit that path somewhere else.

    You know what program has the best pen tool? Illustrator. It also has excellent operators for paths, such as expanding paths and merging them. I…

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  9. Allow (an) object(s) to have mutiple builds.

    Allow (an) object(s) to have multiple builds (transitions). Allow them to build in, transition, and build out. Right now the functionality is archaic and limiting. KeyNote dwarfs Indeed on its functionality with animating objects.

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  10. Grid guide for graphic frames

    In much the same way that the crop tool in Photoshop has optional grid overlays (rule of thirds, golden spiral etc), Indesign could have the option to toggle these on/off for graphic frames.

    This would be immensely useful for positioning images in graphic frames – for example when placing a headshot and wanting to align the subjects eye using the rule of thirds or golden ratio.

    This would be far better than having to crop/resize images in Photoshop in advance, particularly because you can then adjust the size of the graphic frame in Indesign without having to redo your crop…

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  11. Turn off rotate object when cursor at corner

    Currently, when my cursor hovers at a corner of an object or frame, the rotation icon comes up, alternating with the expand arrow. I would like to be able to turn off the "rotate" option, as I very rarely rotate objects – but I very often scale from corners. I spend far too much time battling the cursor, which keeps wanting to rotate, not scale the object. Thus, the ability to turn off the rotate option in preferences would be a huge time saver.

    Someone else posted this idea. It would be an easy fix that would really help power…

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  12. See other units of measurement quickly and easily without changing them for the program.

    It would be great to be able to easily see the dimensions of a document in a different unit than using to design. For example, I always design in picas, but often want to check the size in inches. Currently you have to change the units for the whole program, and then switch it back.

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  13. Alignment of anchor points is a really important feature

    In many many situations - when working with lines, shapes or boxes - being able to align and distribute anchor points is needed. Having to do this in Illustrator and then bring it back to InDesign is not ideal, it makes small adjustments or corrections arduous and time consuming.

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  14. Highlight text in preview only

    InDesign is often used for templates. It would be really cool if we could highlight text so that it's ONLY highlight in preview mode (W) and the highlight doesn't show in print, PDF etc. That way we can highlight the areas to change each time we edit a template but the highlight doesn't get printed.

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  15. Shortcuts not working for Bold, Italic or plain text! You HAVE NOT DONE SOMETHING RIGHT IN YOUR 2022 UPDATE. It has worked since CS3

    Shortcuts not working for Bold, Italic or plain text! You HAVE NOT DONE SOMETHING RIGHT IN YOUR 2022 UPDATE. It has worked since CS3

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  16. Shortcuts not working for Bold, Italic or plain text! You HAVE NOT DONE SOMETHING RIGHT IN YOUR 2022 UPDATE. It has worked since CS3

    Shortcuts not working for Bold, Italic or plain text! You HAVE NOT DONE SOMETHING RIGHT IN YOUR 2022 UPDATE. It has worked since CS3

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  17. Shortcuts not working for Bold, Italic or plain text! You HAVE NOT DONE SOMETHING RIGHT IN YOUR 2022 UPDATE. It has worked since CS3

    Shortcuts not working for Bold, Italic or plain text! You HAVE NOT DONE SOMETHING RIGHT IN YOUR 2022 UPDATE. It has worked since CS3

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  18. TOC update don't delete interactive button defined with "GoToTarget"

    When working with the Table of Contents feature in InDesign and you have created interactive buttons that use "Go to Target...", the entries of these buttons are deleted (the defined target) when the Table of Contents is updated. There is nothing left but to re-enter/enter all button targets. It would be great if only new targets had to be added to the new buttons and existing ones were kept.

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  19. Group object within different pages; currently holding shift wont allow selections within different pages

    Group object within different pages; currently holding shift wont allow selections within different pages

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  20. adobe stock

    liking the stock images in ID panel. iStock is still easier to use for one reason -- the photos are huge and even bigger when clicked on to comp.

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