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  1. Ability to bring whole excel like worksheet in indesign

    As a graphic design working on a annual report, we require financial figures to correctly align numbers and to dashes to be represented like in excel. Kindly built a feature to bring excel like tables into indesign.

    Also, please improve strokes and fills setting in indesign tables. As the tables styles dont work properly.

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  2. Please add support for Yiddish

    The problem i find is that InDesign CS2018 (and basically all versions of InDesign CC) does not dependably handle Yiddish text. Sometimes it will break words at arbitrary points when it comes to the end of the line. See attached screenshot. I've highlighted certain words in green. You can see that when some of them reach the end of the line, they are getting broken in the middle of the word. Hyphenation is turned off, this should not be happening.

    I've attached an InDesign package with this page and its font, if you'd like to play with it and see…

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  3. Fix dictionary translating from US to UK (and vice versa) in macOS High Sierra

    Dictionary not working correctly after upgrading to macOS High Sierra. I translate many documents from US to UK spelling (and the reverse). The dictionary used to work perfectly, but since moving to High Sierra neither dictionary recognises incorrect spellings from the wrong continent. It thinks all the spellings are correct. I've checked all paragraph styles, basic paragraph styles and preferences to no avail, so deleted my preferences but this feature no longer works.

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  4. Would like to add a separate gradient applied just to text, not related to textframe, just to the word (or any textcharacter)

    I would like to apply a gradient to characters and words only, not related to the textframe in which they are printed.

    If I have one or a few words in a gradient designed, and due to a textedit the word flows to the other (or a previous) line, the gradient appears different than how I designed it.

    At this time it is either only related to the textframe, or I'd have to convert the text to outlines.

    Or, as a workaround I can take the word out, place it in a separate textframe, apply the gradient, and place it…

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  5. horizontal scale

    I would like to have the option to set the positioning up from the zero 0,0 as "+". It should be like in mathematic scheme. Moving objects left=the position gets to "-"....moving objects right=the position gets to "+".......moving objects up=the position gets to "+"... moving objects down=the position gets to "-"

    dont know why it is like that now

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  6. Allow to enter individual object size when multiple objects are selected

    When multiple objects are selected InDesign shows the total width and height of the whole selection. I'd want to be able to enter the width and height of each individual box.

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  8. functionality not working any longer.

    Hi. In older versions of InDesign and Illustrator on Mac I was able to minimise the application by double clicking the title bar. In the latest version of CC this does not work any longer - Acrobat and Photoshop have no problem. High Sierra 10.13.4. All Adobe apps completely updated.

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  9. CC Libraries save location info to place graphics in specific positions

    Currently, only INDL libraries save object placement info, so when you right click and select place, an item will be in the correct position on the page. Please add this to CC library items as well.

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  10. When setting up default page layout, updating margins repeatedly crashed inDesign

    When setting up default indesign setup -> page layout then, updating margins when click 'ok' or 'rtrn' indesign repeatedly crashes.

    I checked it's upto date and also tried restarting. This is a bug.

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  11. Calendar

    I'm trying to design a calendar and it would be great if InDesign had a feature that automatically created the grid and correlated the days, months, etc... rather than doing each day/week/month by hand individually. Especially being that every year it changes.

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  12. interrupt the checking and reading of PSD, TIFF or other large embedded files

    It took a good few minutes for my new computer to complete that process, and it would be worse for a older machine. Maybe we can have a option to cancel that process? InDesign froze in my old computer while waiting for these files to complete loading.

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  13. Placing incorrect image type in environment should have warning (adjustable in Prefs)

    When placing an RGB image into a CYMK/print document, or a CMYK image into an RGB/web document, it would be great to have a warning. The warnings could be based on type RGB/JP/GIF/PNG into CMYK/print, CMYK/Pantone/Spot into RGB/web and resolution (300 dpi into 72 ppi, or vice versa), and this feature could be turned on/off/customized in Preferences.

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  14. Not able to select file option, jumps to "window" or "help"!

    When I open a file in InDesign, if I select the "File" drop down menu, it immediately disappears and the "Windows" dropdown menu gets pulled down.

    As a result, the FILE dropdown menu is completely USELESS.. Please fix this BUG immediately.

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  17. Select which PSD artboards are displayed when placed into InDesign (similar to Illustrator)

    When you place an illustrator file into InDesign, you can select which artboards you want to place. The same should be done with Photoshop artboards (instead of having to place the entire photoshop document).

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  18. Import from web-based locations. Like Digital Asset Managers.

    It would be very beneficial for our workflow to be able to easily import images and other documents from web-based sources. For instance, we have all our images on a Digital Asset Manager (DAM), and would like to pull directly from that. That way, if the image is updated, we don't need to replace the files.

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  19. crashes on uploading docs

    indesign crashes now that Iam using High Sierra. did not have frequent crashes with Sierra

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  20. Intelligent color bleeding

    Unless I am very wrong there's no option to Authomatically extend colours for the bleeding.

    Of course to print and crop is necessary to add bleed and that involves placing images or extending them out of the margin.
    How is it possible, coming from the company of photoshop, that a function so simple, yet so important is not possible in indesign? It's as easy as extending any color touching the margins of the document to the bleed: copying pixel color information perpendicular to the document.

    Of course the possibility of doing it manually should stay, but this feature is a…

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