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  1. Save Preferences

    For about 14/15 years I never had to reset preferences in InDesign.

    Since CC2017 it's more or less once a week.
    Colors disappearing.. panels blind or empty.. tools not working.. font now showing.
    Panels self increasing size...

    But it seems we have to deal with it, so we probably need a way to SAVE PREFERENCES.
    **Save preferences in a moment everything work fine.. and restore it when (after just few days) nothing works anymore.**

    Every time people have to reset preferences, they have to restore everything. UI colors, workspace, Application Frame (that mac users normally never use) Old Dialog way…

    89 votes
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      4 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Properties Panel More Options

      I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
      Thanks, Julian

      62 votes
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        In backlog  ·  24 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Groups, Smart Groups, and Searching in Links Panel

        The links panel should support Groups and Smart Groups. Large numbers of links in projects -- especially those that include a lot of InCopy assignments -- get unwieldy.

        Ideally you would be able to make groups and manually move links into them, and also create smart groups that would automatically update. Ideas for common filters that smart groups would be used for:

        All CMKY images, all non-CMYK images, all InCopy links, all links that need to be updated, all links that are embedded or not, all links that are currently on a Hidden Layer or hidden via conditional text, etc.

        34 votes
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        • Add additional interactive options to the buttons and forms panel

          The buttons and forms panel (used for making interactive form elements for PDF) is missing several options that are available in Acrobat such as:
          * insert image button
          * insert date button
          * insert barcode button

          There was a request to do this but it was marked FIXED and (in my humble opinion) is far from fixed - https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20482882-more-options-when-creating-forms-via-indesign

          8 votes
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          • Copy GREP styles from one Paragraph Style to another

            Copy GREP Styles from one Paragraph Style to another

            8 votes
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            • Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

              This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

              76 votes
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              • Paragraph Rules Dialogue Re-design

                Re-design the Paragraph Rules section of the Paragraph Styles dialogue. See attached. The mockup is not refined, but it looks like it will work.

                3 votes
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                • Please add an Ink Manager indicator in Swatches panel

                  Add an indicator to Swatches panel, showing which swatches are affected by Ink Manager. Would help prepress and collaborators know the true story of document swatches.
                  NOTE: this has been proposed by other users, but I was asked to post this after I tweeted about it. So forgive redundancy. Or take it as a sign that it's a good idea. ;-)

                  8 votes
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                  • Give icons in the Corner Options dialogue their proper orientation

                    Instead of using the same orientation for each corner option icon in the Corner Options dialogue, give each corner an icon with the proper orientation. See After.png.

                    4 votes
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                    • Properties Panel - make it customisable

                      I'd like to be able to add things that I use often to it.

                      For example, with nothing selected, it has the options for the Document Layout.
                      I would like to add to that to include

                      Export PDF - and select my proof settings

                      So in essence - I could add the options to export to
                      Print Ready PDF
                      Proof PDF
                      Image file format

                      etc. - just to be able to add those things would make this panel even better.

                      There are other things I'd like to add to this property panel - but that's the general idea, and everyone…

                      10 votes
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                      • InDesign Preview For Finder

                        There really should be an InDesign preview for Mac Finder. This should be a requirement for your software and should not be considered a feature request.

                        62 votes
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                        • Recognize GPU Performance on more systems

                          I have a 2013 MacPro with dual d500 GPU's and an Eizo CG277 Monitor...which is the pinnacle of graphic design monitors. I can't enable GPU performance?! Retina monitors do not have near the color accuracy of Eizos.
                          My Eizo connects via thunderbolt 2 and USB...both at the same time. The bandwidth is definitely sufficient.
                          It is ridiculous.... I have more than enough power, let me utilize it. Your requirements are not valid for professionals.

                          Please expand your list of GPU Performance systems beyond "Retina Monitors"

                          13 votes
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                          • 4 votes
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                            • Panel resizing when bottom of panel isn't visible

                              When working on a laptop and switching from external monitor to built-in display, I have less vertical pixel space. As a result, floating panels that were full-length on the external monitor are now too long for the laptop display. Unfortunately, there is no way to resize a floating panel when the bottom of a panel isn't visible.

                              3 votes
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                              • preferences+search

                                There are so many preferences in the preferences-dialogbox I which I could search like in the macOS or Windows preferences.

                                4 votes
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                                • Find/Change Panel -> Dockable ?

                                  I'm struggling with screen estate here (laptop, no other screen) and was wondering about the Find/Change window.

                                  It's floating on top of everything, like a modal window, but you still can interact with everything underneath.

                                  So it is basically acting like a panel.

                                  What I am missing here is an icon + the option to dock it and hide and show when needed.

                                  It is quite a large panel so it very often hides things (results, context) under it.

                                  What about 3 things :
                                  1. "make it a (real) panel", don't change design quick and dirty, but already solves the…

                                  70 votes
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                                  • Content aware fitting should not apply to placed images in a document

                                    'Content aware fitting' conflicts with checkbox 'autofill'-preference in application-bar.
                                    I assumed content aware fitting would only apply on newly placed images.
                                    When I want to relink an earlier placed image with content aware fitting 'ON' the relinked image is auto fitted in a way I don't want.
                                    The mention check-box would be ideal to let InDesign know I don't want to fit contant aware after the initial placing of content.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Allow designers to modify styles without closing the options panel

                                      Currently, if a designer needs to modify multiple styles (Paragraph, Character, ...), designers needs to close and reopen the options panel for each stye.

                                      Please allow users to edit multiple styles, without closing the options panel. Example: In the options panel, add a pulldown menu containing the style names, allowing users to switch fast between styles.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Properties Panel - missing "vertical justification"-buttons "top", "center", "bottom", "justify"

                                        Indesign CC 2019 (oct)

                                        The old control panel had buttons for the textframe options "vertical justification": "top", "center", "bottom", "justify". I need them accessible in the new properties panel ... one-click. I am too lazy for option-doubleclick or CTRL-b.

                                        Thanks.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • "Accept" to convert PDF underline to Italics

                                          Editors use underline to indicate Italics when they mark up PDFs. While the underline shows up when you import PDF comments, there's no way to change that text to Italics.

                                          5 votes
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