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  1. scrubby zoom like in photoshop and illustrator please!

    couldn't find this feature in a windows computer and I cant work without it

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  2. Icon Localization for Asian Users

    I am a Korean user.
    The menu and description is well displayed in Korean.
    But why does the Japanese Hiragana 'あ' appear on the letter ratio icon and the lettering icon?
    Does Chinese users see that icon too?

    It seems that CJK version is using icons together while localizing.
    If Adobe respects each country's culture, I would like to change that icon to suit each country.
    (ex: '가' for Korean users)
    If that's difficult, I'd like to mark it with the alphabet 'A'.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/icon-localization-for-asian-users/m-p/11654932?

    8 votes

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  3. Working with multiple files - When a file is closed, rather than skipping to the last file, got to the next file in order

    Description:

    I have multiple files open at once.

    When finished working on the first, if I close it, InDesign will skip to the last file that was opened, rather the next file in the order.

    See attached - I closed “untitled 1” and it skipped to “untitled 5” rather than going to “untitled 2” which is next in line.

    Why this would be valuable:

    This interrupts an expected workflow to InDesign's usual left to right UI direction.

    InDesign allows users to reorder the file tabs to suit their needs. Skipping to the end file in unexpected behaviour and switching back…

    3 votes

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  4. How about a progress bar when relinking images?

    I just got back an InDesign document that someone else had edited, and I needed to point it towards my own copies of the links. I spent about 3 hours trying to figure out why InDesign would seemingly crash every time I tried to update the links (it would put up the "Spinning Rainbow Pizza Wheel of Death" cursor and "Force Quit Applications" would say that the program was "not responding.") I finally figured out that it was just taking 10-15 minutes to process all the images in the folder, but not putting up any information or a progess bar.…

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  5. Show cross-reference destination document in the cross-ref panel

    I work with a lot of guides and need to use a lot of cross-references in my files. When these files later get used as a base for new files and saved under different names, or content is copy-pasted from one file to another, the cross-references point to the old (wrong) destination. I know you can select a cross-ref and change its destination document from the palette menu, but first you need to know that there is such wrong reference, but it is difficult when the cross-reference colour indicator is green and you think everything is fine. I would love…

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  6. master page & character style search function

    Add On for Organized ID Files:
    Search function for Master Pages and character/Paragraph... styles. In addition to the suggested folders, a search function would be great.

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/36775030-sub-folder-grouping-master-pages

    Edit 1.1.2021:
    For very large Indesign files and especially for accessibility productions, it would be an immense advantage and make work easier if you could find the sample pages as well as the format templates (paragraphs, characters, tables, etc.) more quickly using the search function.
    A folder structure for the sample pages would also be an advantage. For the format templates, the function of After Effects would be great if you could simply…

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  7. Complete integration of InDesign Form and Acrobat Form

    Scenario: The client needs content changes after approving design/form process -- that means I scrap all of my acrobat calculations in the form fields to make the changes in InDesign.

    It would be great(!) if InDesign supported either a "round-trip" editing process or has all of the features of Acrobat forms. I really don't care to edit in Acrobat, because InDesign is far superior for layout of complicated forms, with more editing tools, master pages, layers, etc.

    As a side note, I think a really great feature would include a "form cell" style, for both character and paragraph. It is…

    5 votes

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  8. Find/Replace Font Capitalize Menu Listing

    I think that the word Replace in Find/Replace Font in the Type menu should be capitalized!

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  9. Measure Space Between Objects & Margins With a Toggle Key

    I'd love to see some of the same measurement tools that have made their way into Adobe XD and Photoshop work in InDesign.

    Being able to quickly see the space between objects and margins is great in these tools and I think it would be helpful in InDesign as well.

    I know the gap tool has some of this functionality, but I'm specifically looking to recreate the toggle function like holding alt/opt in Adobe XD. Perhaps the gap tool could be modified to have a toggle function to display the measurements in a similar way.

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  10. Navigator panel like in Illustrator

    Hi,
    don't know if anybody else already mentioned this but indesign could really use a navigator panel like illustrator has one, the zoom in and out buttons are really handy and much quicker to use than Zoom in and zoom out functions under the view menu (I'm not much of a shortcut using guy…) and also dragging the red square to navigate is super handy
    Thank you in advance!

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  11. Migrate Workspaces On App Updates

    ALWAYS migrate user workspaces when an app is updated.

    It is SO FRUSTRATING to be on a tight deadline and have your UI blow up because Adobe pushed a version update without migrating over your workspace settings.

    There is no point in having savable user workspaces if they all disappear every time you update the application.

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  12. Saving files - please have just filename selected, not extension

    This used to be how it was, I can't tell you how much time I waste selecting an insertion point to rename the file.

    3 votes

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  13. Hold Alt when dragging from Bridge/Explorer/Finder to pop the 'Import options' dialogue for that file placement

    QoL improvement - would allow you to skip using the menu interface when you just want to set PDFs/AI to include bleed or not - or when you want a specific page or layer from a paginated or layer file type.

    2 votes

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  14. separate document preferneces from application preferences

    Document related preferences should be accessible from "document setup" window, not from preferences panel.

    3 votes

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  15. Fixing what was not broken?

    Swatches Window:
    There is space at the bottom of the swatches menu to have buttons for the swatch types rather than grouping them into drop down menu. It takes more clicks and mousing around than it did in CS versions...

    Same goes for Rotating spreads. I need to do this often - It used to be in the root of the pages menu, now it's nested under page attributes. Less efficient...
    A drop menu at the bottom of the pages window might make sense for this feature?

    New CC Libraries menu... it looks nicer I guess but now I have…

    1 vote

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  16. Add Pasteboard Options to Document Setup

    It would be handy if Pasteboard Options could be set in the New Document/Document Setup window - OR - Pasteboard default size options could be set as a percentage of document size (so it will scale relative to doc size).

    My default paste board size is fine for most jobs I do (which are generally brochures / flyers etc); but it is too small for working on large banners etc. I find I am changing the preferences all the time.

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  17. Toggle to turn off cursor frames and highlighted text when testing colors/fonts/strokes

    Note: I'm still on Indesign 2019, so I don't know if this feature has already been added. If not, then:

    Whenever I want to test different stroke colors on a picture with a border, I have to select it, which shows as cursor frame on top of the stroke (even in preview mode). Problem with this is that if the stroke is 1 or 2 points, it's hard to see the colors you're choosing because the cursor covers the stroke. So I would have to select the frame, change the color, de-select the frame to see how the stroke looks,…

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  18. Re-enable new folder keyboard shortcut when saving/exporting

    In previous versions of ID when you saved or exported a file, you had the ability to create a new folder from the dialog window using the keyboard shortcut (cmd+shift+N). This stopped working sometime after the last couple of updates, but it still works when exporting/saving from Photoshop and Illustrator. It may seem like a small thing, but I spend a lot of time creating folders to export PDFs to and it's annoying to have to use the button now. Please add this back in a future update!

    5 votes

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  19. Reinstate option to hide Application Bar

    This option has been removed in 2020.
    Application bar has virtually no functionality, and wastes valuable space on screen

    2 votes

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  20. InDesign forgets the maximized state of the window

    Windows 10 here.
    When working in inDesign, I'm maximizing the window. However, when closing InDesign and opening again, the window isn't maximized. I have to maximize again. Maximizing every time I start InDesign has became annoying.
    It's a simple programmer task to keep the last state of the window when opening the application again...

    4 votes

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