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  1. Add "Blur" Panel (for all Elements like Boxes/Images/Groups) as in XD

    There should be an easy and time saving option to blur (0-100%) any elements in InDesign – just like the possibilities in Adobe XD. Especially for creating great web designs this would be a big benefit (more possibilities, less time).

    16 votes
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  2. Add image sharpening before output

    We should be able to apply sharpening (such as "unsharp masking") to images on the InDesign page.
    Currently, the only solution is to place an image, scale it to size in InDesign, and then go back to Photoshop to scale it, resample it (change to proper resolution), and then apply appropriate sharpening… and then go update or re-place it in InDesign. It is very inefficient!
    I want InDesign to apply global-sharpening to an image at the proper size, when it outputs to PDF or prints.

    16 votes
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  3. Alt-text inside Links Panel

    Can we have a column added to the Links Panel that lists the alt-text of the image so I can open/edit it from the links panel rather than finding it inside my document?

    15 votes
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  4. Proportional Scaling should be default.

    Images (vectors or photos) are rarely distorted (effectively). Images should scale via corners, and should require button action for frame cropping or distortion.

    15 votes
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  5. Adds the option to create sidenotes on Indiesign

    Adding a built-in option to create side-notes in Indiesign, such comments that come next to the text where they are numbered. In addition, there will be control over whether to insert a separator between them and the main text, as well as control of the numbering style, and the paragraph or character style applied to them. Adding or subtracting one comment will update the number and position of the other comments, and if one comment goes beyond the page boundaries - move its content to the next page.
    Also, the designer should be given the choice of three options - …

    14 votes
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  6. Adding an option to increase the anchor point handle size

    Adding an option to increase the anchor point handle size, to make them easier to select

    14 votes
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  7. 'Fixed width' option for paragraph rules and styles

    Hi There,

    There's a long history in the forums for this request; Fixed width and alignment for paragraph rules.

    See attached; Need a dropdown option to select 'Fixed width' and then length and alignment options.

    Also need this carried over to paragraph styles.

    Cheers

    Ben

    14 votes
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  8. Preserve positioning data when pasting graphic from one frame to another

    When I copy an image from one frame and paste it into another, I expect this action to preserve two sets of attributes: scaling factor and positioning data.

    I get one out of two (scaling).

    No offense, but QuarkXPress could do both back in 1990.

    Why does this matter? Imagine a layout with a horizontal row of head shots, each in a separate frame of the same shape and size. Client says, "Oh, please move photo 3 to frame 10, and scoot everyone else up one frame."

    I don't have to imagine this situation, as I'm currently working on a…

    13 votes
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  9. Allow Open Office files to be imported

    Open office is a popular format but indesign doesn't have a filter to let them be imported. All our contributors use Open Office but the only way I can import them is to open them up, copy and paste - and lose all formatting. Not EVERYTHING has to revolve around Microsoft, surely?

    13 votes
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  10. Multiple Cursor-Positioning

    Multiple positioning of the cursor so multiple lines can be edited at the same time

    13 votes
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  11. Allow Webp files to be used.

    I know .webp is a web based format. webp should be a fuctional supported file format in All Adobe products without an aftermarket plugin.

    If I am missing how to do this I would appreciate any info that can be provided.

    Thanks

    12 votes
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  12. Image frame option 'fit to bleed'

    I'd like to have option 'fit to bleed' next to 'fit to frame' etc. options. So I wouldn't need to move graphic frame corners manually to bleed area.

    Not a major issue, but a little improvement :)

    12 votes
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  13. Allow snapping and dynamic guides to work on the pasteboard

    I know guides snap while in the pasteboard and as long as they're infinite but many of us have to work outside the print area by several reasons including the use of many objects or several options that you put next to each other while working on the fly.

    Seems to me that its absence is a limiting non-feature that we learned to work with but it doesn't take too much resources to include.

    12 votes
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  14. Auto numbering of poetry verses

    Add the ability to automatically number poetry and drama every 5 or 10 lines or paragraphs

    12 votes
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  15. Please make the Paragraph Style Options panel resizable

    When on a laptop, opening the Paragraph Style Options takes almost the whole size of my laptop screen. There is no way to resize this, and it is almost impossible to view the effect of the changes you are making.

    11 votes
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  16. Blurring part or full of an image for better readability

    for some cowed images that we have to use it needs to blur some part of an image and for that we need to go to in photoshop and blur that image and come back to InDesign
    why you not adding an option into blurring part an image or whole of it

    11 votes
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  17. Effects styles similar to Photoshop?

    For example, I have a better looking set of values for drop shadows besides the default. However I have to manually enter these in every time, no way to save them as a preset. It would be nice to at least be able to copy the saved style preset from an object to another, similar to the way you can in Photoshop.

    11 votes
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  18. Allow footnotes start not on the same page as their marker

    Indesign is strictly forcing the rule that a footnote should start on the same page where its footnote reference is located. While this is usualy helpful, sometimes it creates problems like large white areas or even complete inability to layout the text.
    See for example the images below. Image 1 shows how indesign can't put any text and leaves white pages - actually the layout stops here and no text is viewable on next pages.
    Image 2 shows the reason: there are 2 footnote markers on the same row, both with long texts on the footnotes. so when the text…

    11 votes
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  19. Pathfinder operations working on open paths

    Pathfinder should work with open paths. That would make it easy to cut a number of open paths to form. Can be very performant for preparing threaded text paths for curved prints like adhesive labels, stickers or price labels where text must follow the outer shapes.

    Alternatively: Allow text wrapping with text on text paths!

    Best,
    Uwe Laubender
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    11 votes
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  20. Desaturate-filter / Black&White adjustment-layer on photos/graphics

    A simple and proper way to desaturate photos/graphics to greyscale using pure black.

    Also, a Black&White adjustment-layer on photos/graphics to output greyscale using rich black.

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