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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Font size menu bars

    I would like to be able to increase the font size for menu bars, tools and mouse-over hints. It would be a great improvement in terms of accessibility.

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  13. Update links in the background

    Links should be updated in the background. It is always annoying when you have to wait for an image to load (possibly off a server) and you have to wait for it. Maybe the frame to update should just be locked until updated but not the whole document.

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  14. possibility for replacing image frame

    I want the possibility to replace image frame with any other frame from my choice or my creation ( Ex : pen tool ) in InDesign

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  15. QR code for EPC/Sepa cannot be generated in indesign

    I do not understand why, but plain text qr codes for EPC/Sepa are not correct when generated in indesign. They cannot be scanned from the bank apps.

    europeanpaymentscouncil.eu/sites/default/files/kb/file/2018-05/EPC069-12%20v2.1%20Quick%20Response%20Code%20-%20Guidelines%20to%20Enable%20the%20Data%20Capture%20for%20the%20Initiation%20of%20a%20SCT.pdf

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  16. Trasuzione italiano InDesign

    Nella versione italiana di InDesign, nella sezione Capilettera e stili nidificati della funzione Stili di paragrafo, si legge "compresa" e "fino a". Questa non è una traduzione molto chiara, sarebbe molto più chiaro che ci fosse scritto "fino a (incluso)" e "fino a (escluso)".

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  17. Smart Layer Placement

    Allow the designer to choose what kind of element belongs on the layer so that when assets are brought into the document they are automatically placed within the appropriate layer. For example, if the designer sets a layer to "Photography" then all raster-based imagery is automatically placed on that layer.

    Other layer categories could be Type, Vector Art, Shapes (and by that I mean InDesign shapes), and more. Of course, once placed, the designer could then move elements to other layers as needed.

    Additionally, if the document has already been created and elements have already been placed, then there could…

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  18. link objects, like link layers in photoshop

    in photoshop, we can "link" the layers to select and edit linked layers at the same time while maintaining the order of the layers.
    (https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/selecting-grouping-linking-layers.html)
    When creating images such as attachments, I can't group them(paperclip) because I'm afraid the order will change. link feature such as photoshop(link layers) will be very useful in this situation..

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  19. link objects, like link layers in photoshop

    in photoshop, we can "link" the layers to select and edit linked layers at the same time while maintaining the order of the layers.
    (https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/selecting-grouping-linking-layers.html)
    When creating images such as attachments, I can't group them(paperclip) because I'm afraid the order will change. link feature such as photoshop(link layers) will be very useful in this situation..

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  20. "Revert" function needs an "undo revert"

    "Revert" function needs an "undo revert" in case of accidental "revert." Perhaps the Revert would open up the file in memory as a new document with the Text added to the file name '(reverted)'

    For example: MyFilename (reverted).indd

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