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  1. List of all buttons in a file

    We regularly have to create quite complex interactive PDFs with many buttons. It would be great to have a view like the Links panel that displays all of the buttons in a document, with where they go and which page they are on with a link to jump to that button (again like the Links panel).

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  2. data merge multiple records: right to left

    A right to left option when putting multiple records per page. Useful when printing backs of tags, etc.

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  3. Links panel: Place time

    In "Links panel" we already have the option to add or change the columns displaying usefull info about the linked object. Choosing "Place Date" is an option to show the date when the object was placed.
    Now... it would be neat if, in addition, the column could show the "time" as well.

    6 votes
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  4. "Ignore Text Wrap" checkbox in Toolbar / Accessible in Quick Apply


    1. A box in the Toolbar to check "Ignore text wrap" - for this box; And either/or make the command accessible in the quick apply list.


    2. I find that I am doing this a lot to play around with designs to adapt - or not - to a image run-around. I don't want to have to find if there is a shortcut that might address this or a script.


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  5. 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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  6. "Update Table of Contents" in right click context menu?

    Off course after right clicking inside TOC text.

    I don't know, why it isn't there already...

    6 votes
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  7. Selecting individual cells across rows & collums

    Just like with Excel, it would be great to be able to select individual cells with something like holding the command/control key instead of only being able to select one cell or cells on the same row.

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  8. Resize Document including Content

    I know Liquid Layout, but I would love to have something simpler:
    If I resize a document, I would like to have the option to have the content be resized by the same percentages.

    We often have to change the measurement of documents to accommodate different printing requirement. What we do now, is export a pdf and import it to a new document with a script. PDF ist resized proportionally on placement.

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  9. Frame / Cell strokes and border-radius more like CSS

    As an extension of the idea 'Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of a text box' - I would like this to apply to table cells as well.

    I use InDesign to do high-fidelity web UI mockups. It would be really nice if there were more options which corresponded directly to CSS.

    What we would need is the ability to set a per-object or global equivalent to "box-sizing: border-box", so that stroke weights don't add to the size of a table cell, but always render aligned to the inside.

    Secondly, give regular text frames the same editing ability as table…

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  10. Improvement suggestions ‘paragraph’ menu

    Baseline grid value ‘increment every’ field in paragraph menu.
    - Now you have to go to preferences first. It is a significant option for layout.

    Reset option for 'left indent' and 'first line left indent'. Reset to 0/0
    - annoying that I first have to adjust the bottom input field and then the upper one.

    5 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Split and even out footnotes in a two column layout

    We work on academic books, and academics love footnotes. When working with a two-column layout, the footnotes of each column appear at the bottom of that column. So far so good. But when there are a lot of footnotes things get messy, one column can be 50% filled with footnotes and the column next to it can have only 1-2 lines of footnotes (or even none). This doesn't look particularly nice.

    We are wondering if there is a way to even them out?

    I know it is possible to set the footnotes in one-column, but that doesn't look good. Would…

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  13. 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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  14. Give more design-controls to initials

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

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  15. select page on PDF place with drag and drop

    When I drag & drop a multipage PDF it place ever the first page. It could be useful a shortcut to select the other page

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  16. 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!

    5 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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:
    CONTENTTOFRAME
    FILL_PROPORTIONALLY
    PROPORTIONALLY
    NONE

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

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  19. Please add the possibility to place multi-page ID and PDF files like multiple images with gridify function

    When placing a multi-page InDesign or PDF file it should be possible to use the gridify function the same way as when users place multiple images.

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  20. 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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