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  1. Absolute page numbers as a text variable

    I propose adding "Absolute Page Number" as a text variable. Similar to Last Page Number, "Absolute Page Number" would allow the document creator to place the absolute page number of the layout onto a page while also using another page numbering system (sections, roman numerals, etc.).

    With long documents now both being used in whole or separated into parts by clients, this would allow InDesign users to fulfill the issue of having a page carry two numbering schemes at the same time.

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  2. Allow users to pin their own favourites to the opening page.

    Allow users to pin favourites to the opening page, so they can easily access a palette of their most used documents when they open the program.

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  3. Give more design-controls to initials

    Please more settings for initials in layouts. More precise distances, shading, coloring etc.

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  4. Add and option to auto-convert RGB images to CMYK in Indesign, instead of doing it in Photoshop

    When we package any file from Indesign, we many times need to make sure, that all images are in CMYK color profile before sending it to printer. We get warnings if images aren't in CMYK, but it would be nice to have an option to auto-convert all images to CMYK, instead of individually going in Photoshop.

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  5. Please add Object Layer options also for TIFF files format that support layers

    Object Layer Options are accessible for Photoshop and Illustrator and PDF files. It would be great to have that for TIFF files as well.

    Thank you!

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  6. 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

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  7. Content Aware Fitting as an Auto-Fit option

    A bit of a scripting request, but also as a feature of vanilla InDesign, it's not available. Auto-Fit currently only supports the following properties:
    CONTENT_TO_FRAME
    FILL_PROPORTIONALLY
    PROPORTIONALLY
    NONE

    It would be super cool to be able to apply 'CONTENT_AWARE_FIT' as an Auto-Fit option on an empty frame.

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  8. 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

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  9. Animated zoom even without HiDPI screen. My Indesign CC doesn't support the feature yet my Illustrator CC on the exact same system setup doe

    Animated zoom even without HiDPI screen. My Indesign CC doesn't support the feature yet my Illustrator CC on the exact same system setup does and is buttery smooth. Surely if Illustrator can do it on the exact same system Indesign can too?

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  10. Multi-relinking with one click

    In large projects like catalogues in different languages on own layers, I often have to relink a lot of identical signets (eps) with the appropriate ones in another language on another layer. Sadly it seems to be impossible to do that with one single click. I have to relink every single file separately. The command "Relink all instances …" only works at link folders but not on a group of selected links filtered with the layers in the links panel column. It would be great to relink only a selection of links of the same image with only one click.

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  11. Need much larger document size

    The max 5468mm document size is very small and makes large posters, signage, wallpaper and murals very difficult to create in Adobe. To make things worse Acrobat will not export to 5468mm so this can cause more issue.

    This has been an issue for years now and really as a professional standard program its not good enough.

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  12. MacBook Pro Touchbar

    To format text and paragraphs in InDesign I use shortcuts all the time. In really increases my work speed. Unfortunately these only work with a number pad. The MacBook Pro doesn't have a number pad. Could you extend this funktion to either other keys, the touchbar or fn-key combinations?

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  13. file / open recent (preview small thumbnail)

    Hi - I would find it really useful if there was a feature - file / open recent (preview small thumbnail) . Sometimes the file name itself isn't enough, in particular if you are working on lots of files quickly. if there was a thumbnail at file/open recent it would help to locate the particular file better.

    love indesign - thank you.

    Peter

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  14. Individual arrowheads like in Illustrator

    In Illustrator it is possible to create individual arrowheads (although a little bit more complicated as I'd like to but possible).
    In InDesign somehow I can't.
    I always have to use a certain kind of arrow which I'd love to be able to add to the "library or choice of arrowheads".

    Here’s a video I found regarding arrowheads in Illustrator:
    https://youtu.be/R3vTTmUJRF8

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  15. X + Y Location

    We have the X and Y fields to get exact locations of objects. It would be nice to have a button that would copy BOTH the X and Y location, and then allow you to paste that location with an object selected.

    This would be useful if you have several pages where a different logo (or copy) on each page needs to be in the same location. You could grab the X/Y location of the logo on the first page, then go to other pages and paste that X/Y location to make sure each logo on each page is in…

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  16. Align points on a path using direct selection and the Align tool like AI does

    Make it possible to select points on a path via Direct selection and then use the Align tool them to each other like AI allows. This would make drawing precise lines far easier.

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  17. Round corners should not be quarter circles connected with lines.

    The eye will spot the connection points so these points need extra care.
    Adobe should study how Apple shaved off these points on the icons in the iOS. System iOS 6 had the round-corner-fault but in iOS 7 the shape is much better.
    I wish Adobe could give us tools to control the round corners, to shave off these connections points. Old Freehand had this feature. Please bring it back to Illustrator and InDesign.

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  18. Placed images should place based on resolution, not size.

    When placing 300 dpi image into 72 ppi environment, it should place as real size (perhaps with warning if much larger than placing environment), and vice versa: when placing 72 ppi image into 300 dpi document, it should be 24% the size.

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  19. Support Schema within InDesign

    Currently, the InDesign Supports to load DTD in the XML structure. This would help us to validate XML within InDesign and it ensures the quality and time saving to the users as well.

    The recent times we use to receive Schema from the customer. We cannot load Schema into InDesign since it does not support. The user tend to make many mistakes in XML in InDesign and unable to validate within InDesign. Currently, we validate XML against schema outside InDesign rather than within InDesign like DTD.

    Great help to users if Schema is supports to Load in InDesign. This would…

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  20. color labels onto style-groups

    I would appreciate to have the possibility giving colors to style groups. Like the layer-labels in Photoshop. If you have many styles, you would have a better optical separation.

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