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  1. ADA issue: Customize the font size used for menu/palette independent of monitor resolution

    We need to be able to increase the font size used for menu/palette. Preferably independent of monitor resolution.
    This is an ADA issue for those of us with aging eyes.

    4 votes
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  2. New Create New document dialog box variables

    I'd like to see the variable labels in the new Create New Document dialog box In InDesign made active so that when you click on them ID selects the current value for you to change; i.e., I'd like to see them work as most all the other entry fields work. This is a real time saver and I'm always telling my students to use this feature, not click inside a field and swipe over/highlight existing value....

    1 vote
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  3. Dual Screen Modal Support

    Dual Screen Modal Support.

    It's frustrating that apps that are so frequently updated miss the blindingly obvious.

    How about real dual screen support for your modal UI.

    This is the case across Photoshop and Indesign (most likely, several other products).

    In this screen capture - the cursor is selected on 'tint' on a second monitor (right hand side) slide lever is on a different monitor, on the left.

    Pretty frustrating, what's the point of having dual monitors, if your software doesn't support such a basic fundamental.

    Regards, Paul.

    3 votes
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  4. PageMaker Command Bar

    PLEASE bring back the Pagemaker Command Bar. Many of us are not professional designers who remember and utilize all the keyboard shortcuts so we depended on the command bar for a quick and easy way to make changes in our docs. Those who don't need it or use it can simply keep it hidden.

    4 votes
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  5. Object Styles (Size and Position)

    When creating an Object Style and using Size and Position, the X and Y Offsets must be 0 or greater. This means you cannot create an Object Style that allows for bleed. I want to enter -.125 for the X and / or Y Offset to allow for bleeds.

    P.S. The temp workaround is changing the Reference point, but if you change the Height or Width, you also have to adjust the X and Y.

    19 votes
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  6. 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.

    160 votes
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  7. Please allow cursor colour change option from black to white.

    Please allow cursor colour change option as sometimes black is not visible on dark graphics work. This is in particular for the selection too which comes in black only as a dafault
    Thanks

    1 vote
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  8. Non printing layer attention value

    Since the latest update of Adobe CC I noticed that across the suite, when you double click a layer and set it to non-printing, the label is no longer displayed in italic. Thus remaining in the dark on first glance at layer palette if a layer is set to non printing. I use non-printing feature a lot but now I don't have a visual reference anymore. Don't understand why this feature was removed?

    2 votes
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  9. Fix bug that makes windows invisible/inaccessible on opening InDesign

    Every time I first open InDesign, all the windows are invisible/inaccessible, or the window icons are visible but they don't open. The only solution I've found is to quit and reopen the program, sometimes multiple times. Using InDesign on Mac with High Sierra. Application Frame is off.

    5 votes
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  10. Make style name indentations smaller

    Lot's of unnecessary whitespace, requires wider than necessary panel widths on smaller screens.

    4 votes
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  11. Ability to add color labels to individual styles to better organize and manage large lists of styles

    Similar to how pages can be labeled with a color (also see layer colors in Photoshop).

    58 votes
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  12. Inline search filter for all styles panels and swatches

    Alle styles and swatches panels should have an inline search filter to narrow down large lists of styles (similar to the quick apply window and the layer panel in Photoshop).

    9 votes
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  13. Timestamp for jobs in general

    It would be cool if the Adobe programs could timestamp the work you do.
    So that you could see how much time you use on a project.
    There could be variables like if mouse movement and keyboard is inactive in x seconds, the time stops.
    And even cooler if the jobs (ai, psd, indd) in a folder could be collected in an overall calculation of time used.
    That way, you could tell the customer or your boss, that this jobs was done in 3 hours 32 minutes.

    4 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. Smaller increments when zooming using Keyboard Shortcuts or Mouse Wheel

    If someone is using a Mac laptop, the zooms that can be achieved using the trackpad can be very precise, however the zooms with Mouse Wheel or Keyboard Shortcuts can be a bit too "jumpy" and frustrating.
    For example it jumps from 50% to 75% to 100%. What I often need given my screen size is 60%.
    Maybe if the zooms were smoother all the time it would allow more users to find the right zoom for their comfort, especially if working with several screens

    10 votes
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  16. Please, make the Indesign Editor side-scrollable using the Laptop Touchpad on Windows 10

    The current Indesign Editor can be scrolled vertically, but it does not allow horizontal scrolling using the Laptop Touchpad on Windows 10.

    It would be good feature to have.

    3 votes
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  17. A menu option for "Recent Templates"

    Opened documents only appear in the Recent File list if they are opened "as usual" or "as original". However, templates (and files opened "as copy") do not make it into this list. This means that when working with templates, you have to keep browsing to the right folder – per file first to retrieve the template, then to the folder where you want to save the copy.

    I don't think it's correct to add "copy" files to the Recent Documents list as it may lead to additional confusion. A new menu option "Recent Templates" would solve it all – especially…

    8 votes
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  18. find font window

    To be able to scale or enlarge the FIND FONT window -
    Some font names are too long to be readable in this UI and you can not resize the window to make room for long font names.

    1 vote
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  19. 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.

    122 votes
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  20. Make it easier to reset preferences and/or clear cache

    There are so many folks reporting InDesign issues on the forum recently that are solved by trashing preferences and/or clearing the cache files. This is so easy to address in Photoshop—Prefs > General > Reset Preferences on Quit—and so many steps in InDesign. We have to determine the operating system, address how to show hidden files, etc. Can this please be added to Preferences?

    9 votes
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