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  1. Make tool windows movable from anywhere within the window

    Since I'm working with two screens I have a custom design to my workspace. However, whenever I use one screen only my workspace gets messed up and the headers of several tool windows appear in-between screens, making it impossible (?) to move them.

    It would be great if I could click anywhere in a palette and move the window around, could even be together with a modifier.

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  2. Highlighting Currently Edited Document In Book

    on to Hello there,

    I edit two copies of a book open at once, each one a different format. If you look at the picture you will see what the two books look like in the books editor-kind of. I am migrating one copy of my book from A4 to ePub for Kindle (why don't you support the .mobi Kindle format or get Amazon to write a plugin for the purpose? I am forced to use Word to write a kindle book). The file are in two different folders. The files have the same name for each book.

    It would…

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  3. 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

    27 votes
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  4. Choose the language of the interface

    The idea would be to be able to change the language of indesign as in Phostohop. After installing the desired languages via the Creative Cloud, it would be possible to choose the language in which you want to work. Most of the time people use 2 languages, English and their own language.
    Why not install default international English and be able to choose another language for installation.

    14 votes
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  5. switching documents

    Make so using Ctrl + Tab switches between open documents in the correct order. Currently, they switch based on the order that you opened them. If you mix them up and try to switch between them, you'll end up hopping all over the place.

    2 votes
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  6. Make the Learn Panel so that it can be enabled, even for experienced users (not just those who claim to be beginners).

    Make the Learn Panel so that it can be enabled, even for experienced users (not just those who claim to be beginners). Currently, there is no way to view the Learn Panel if a user claimed "experienced" status at setup, even if this was done by accident. Users should be able to view the Learn Panel, regardless of level of experience. Evidently most of the students at our K-12 school, thought they were experienced, and now cannot access the Learn Panel for necessary tutorials. Please make the Learn Panel available for everyone.

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  7. Allow closing of "Adobe InDesign 2020" palette

    Please allow closing of the "Adobe InDesign 2020" palette completely. I was able to extract it off the top of the top toolbar, but there's literally no way to close it and nothing in it that I would ever use on a regular basis. And I already know I'm in InDesign 2020—I don't need to lose 20 or 30 pixels all the way across the top of my screen telling me that, and I certainly don't need it lying fallow covering up part of my screen once I move it out of the top palette area.

    2 votes
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  8. 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.

    20 votes
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  9. 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.

    54 votes
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  10. Zoom using only Scroll Wheel / Pan with the middle mouse button

    Today, the majority of softwares have a simply rule regarding using a mouse: scroll wheel to zoom in/out and middle button and pan with middle button clicked.
    Simply like that.
    So why only PS has the option to use the scroll wheel as zoom and the other softwares from the Adobe CC don't?
    And why all the softwares in the Adobe CC doesn't the option to use the scroll wheel to zoom without pressing Alt and pan without the need to use the Spacebar.
    If those features are implemented, most people that already use Adobe products will love it!

    2 votes
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  11. Variable fonts problem

    Please allow Undos (or other mechanism) as part of the new variable fonts UI. It's very frustrating when dragging around sliders to not be able to return to a setting after experimenting with various font iterations. Thanks.

    2 votes
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  12. Remove the page "drop shadow"

    Remove the page "drop shadow". It's confusing to see the thicker black border on the right and bottom of the page. Is it a locked element? No, it's part of the UI! Why? What is it trying to be?

    3 votes
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  13. Fix (shorten!) the display of keyboard shortcuts in paragraph, character, and object style panels

    In text style panels, there is a left column that shows keyboard shortcuts assigned to each style. See attached screenshot.

    This column is waaaay too wide. Keyboard shortcuts are written out as "Shift+Cmd+Num 0" when they should instead be written as "⇧⌘Num0"—using the STANDARD system notation for modifier keys.

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  14. Custom/favorite zoom

    Especially when working on a small laptop while traveling, I like to use a couple of zoom levels that are non-standard, and have to keep retyping the percentages in the bottom left of the screen.

    For example, I frequently want to zoom to the width of a page's text frame, not including the margins, which on my current laptop is 100%. That's easy because it corresponds with one of the present zoom levels.

    But I also frequently zoom to show a spread's text frames; I don't want to waste my precious laptop screen space on the margins away from the…

    1 vote
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  15. Add image name under "Place" Image thumbnail

    When working with numerous photos that are often very similar can we add a few more characters to identify the photo? This would be the first few characters of the actual image being placed. I know it states the number of the photos to insert but is there a way to capture those first few characters? This would be useful when selecting numerous photos that have specific image boxes that they need to go into.

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  16. Please add Chinese language support. A global economy pleads for this.

    I need to create bi-lingual content in English and Chinese. The current English language interface does not support this, (though the program could be downloaded with a Chinese language user interface in the Asian region.)

    With the global economy we have, the ability for English speaking users to create bi-lingual content with Chinese or Japanese characters is needed.

    Such ability is a basic function of most of the software I run.

    Adobe is behind the times in this regard.

    We look forward to this being addressed in the next update.

    2 votes
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  17. Find and Search

    Perform multiple Find and replace with saved queries. I get a lot of standard documents that require the same find and replace. There isn't a record action button like the other Adobe products so it would be great to have that or run multiple queries at the same time.

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  18. Change link page in link info tab

    Allow me to change the page in the link info panel instead of having to relink each page.

    2 votes
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  19. Compare Indesign Documents

    @Adobe:
    I often have to deal with INDD documents which seem to be identicaln but ofte there is a small veraiation. It would be super cool if there´s a function directly in InDesign like in Acrobat to compare 2-3 documents side by side.

    cheers Aleks

    5 votes
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  20. Option to customize files' shortcuts on the InDesign's launch screen

    Delete, remove, reorganize more precisely the files on the recent files board.

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