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  1. 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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  2. Please make the text size in panels bigger.

    It is hard to read the headings and the small instructions in the panels. It would be great if you as a user could adjust the size. not only the size of panels (when you drag to make it bigger) but also of the tect inside of the panels.

    If this alternative already excist please give me a hint.

    6 votes
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  3. Please add "expand stroke" option

    I do a lot of drawing in Indesign and often need to "expand" strokes. This feature exists in Illustrator and I use it frequently, but the round-trip is cumbersome and time-consuming. Please bring this basic feature over to ID.

    6 votes
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  4. Graphic Bullets

    The ability to use a graphic as a bullet. Kind of like Powerpoint for Indesign.

    6 votes
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  5. 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

    6 votes
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  6. Layer nesting facility

    The ability to nest layers within layers would be lovely. See image attached - it's a point of sale artwork example which has Adidas shoes and Nike shoes on separate layers with sub-layers for the prices and images - it has a common background on a separate layer. I'd like to be able to nest the 'image' and 'price' folders within each brand folder - this would really help negotiate files can contain up to 20 different brand folders .

    Thanks in advance.

    6 votes
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  7. Ruler guide color should be an inline feature in the tool panel

    Changing ruler guide colors requires too many steps (Layout > Ruler Guides > Change color > Ok). When a guide is selected, guide color should be (also) configurable in the tool panel. This would make it feel a lot more 'instant'.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. "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.


    6 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Inline graphic text wrap

    I'm a long time InDesign user but am baffled by the inline graphic options currently offered. That ID ignores text wrap settings of the pasted graphic is counter-intuitive, the need to place a paragraph causes unwanted spaces between paragraphs (should the graphic not extend to the full width of the text block), and the visual "anchor object" and "anchor position" options has the graphic jump all over the place without reflecting the usual anchor point behavior I expect. Thank you.

    6 votes
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  14. "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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    6 votes
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  17. 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…

    6 votes
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  18. Group Layers

    It would be an easy but valuable addition to be able to group layers in InDesign like we can do in Photoshop. That would allow various "versions" of a document to be turned off an on, as well as organizing more complex documents. We can group paragraph styles and swatches – why not layers? Palette items should be groupable across the board, for a consistent interface.

    5 votes
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  19. 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 - …

    5 votes
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  20. Whatsapp JPG's

    Since today neighter Indesign can import nor Photoshop can open Whatsapp JPG's. Please deliver a solution!

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