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  1. Scrubby Sliders for Everything Like Photoshop

    In Photoshop, every scalable feature (opacity, text size, feather radius, etc) is a slider if you click and drag on the name of the adjustment. This is particularly useful for (large) font size. In Photoshop, you can live preview your text size by sliding, while InDesign you have to either arrow key or type numbers to preview. At the very least, make the font size drop down go above 72 pt like Figma!

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  2. If short form for the unit Points is "pkt" in could "pt" be accepted as alias instead of giving error message?

    In Swedish version of InDesign (and other Adobe Apps) to enter a unit in points we must type "pkt" where I believe most languages accept "pt". It would be a better experience for the user if the software would accept either "pt" or "pkt", especially if teaching a class where there are users with different language versions following the same instructions. There is no point in receiving an error that an invalid unit has been entered if the intent is clear, and unambiguous.

    Please change so that either pt or pkt can be entered as unit, that the unit is…

    6 votes

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  3. Hide Extra's / Selection Edges / Anchor points etc.

    When manipulating colors of a selected Object, the color of the Handles etc. distracts from judging the color changes.
    Please add a shortcut to hide all but the artwork itself (like in Ai and Ae)

    1 vote

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  4. Add submenu listed to Paragraph settings

    When editing a Paragraph Style, we can see all options in the left column of the panel. Why no ad that to the Paragraph panel als well

    2 votes

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  5. lauge.rosendahl@arcanetinmen.com

    Let InDesign remember the last chosen size of the app window on screen.
    Like many people I work on a very large screen, and I have to refit the extend of the window every time I start InDesign. I think the problem is the same across most of your apps. Windows 10 btw.

    2 votes

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  6. インデザイン 、イラレに関して。

    画像のリンクが埋め込まれているか、アプリを起動してファイルを開かなくても分かるようにしてほしいです。作業終了後リンク切れしないか確認するとき、立ち上げる動作が少し面倒に感じています。

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  7. language

    No new idea but having the ability to change the language of interface could make InDesign more usable. Please give us that ability without having to uninstall and reinstall the application to change the language.

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  8. Handling hundreds of links per page

    When an index or end reference pages (normally jumps to pages) have hundreds of links then opening and closing the link dialogue box is a bit of a slowdown. There should be a live toolbar/dialogue box that can update live as you select each link (an overlay box normally used). This way you could drop boxes on top of each page number/chapter, then quickly hop from one to the next and change each one.

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  9. Hover over panels to expand them and let them collapse automatically

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    When working on a single (and small) monitor setup I am constantly collapsing and moving the panels of Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator because that specific panel is hidden behind another expanded panel.

    This should fix that problem and should save me multiple clicks:
    The option to expand panels when hovering over the panel's icon and auto-collapse them when the mouse leaves the expanded panel. The workspace stays clean that way and I don't need to constantly close unused panels.

    2 votes

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  10. Assistance of canon mx922 support code 6000 to resolve problem

    Everyone is expecting to get clear result as they purchase any canon brand electronic series. All the products are quite better and provide you the optimal results. Being computer professionals, you buy the canon printer to achieve the better resolution printout and scanning facility. Achieving the most suitable result is quite hard in case your see the prompt message of canon mx922 support code 6000. Eradicating this problem is not easy for you and therefore, you do not feel worse to get the help of technical support team. They will help you all time.
    https://www.printerfixingerror.com/blog/canon-printer-error-6000/

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  11. Application Menu Search (Windows)

    I know this is an operating system thing, but after switching to Windows from Mac, I'm missing the search bar under the Help menu. I made a suggestion on the Windows Feedback Hub, but it doesn't seem to be getting much traction there. Unless I'm missing something, there's got to be others of you missing this functionality. Here's a link to my Windows Feedback Hub request. Go there and upvote! https://aka.ms/AAdvidk

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  12. Smooth trackpad two finger scrolling

    Smooth trackpad two finger scrolling. Using Macbook Pro with m1. Currently, scrolling two fingers via trackpad is laggy. Wish it was as smooth as scrolling while using the hand tool.

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  13. Iibraries panel back link

    The libraries panel is shaky on a 4K monitor - it's slow to load and there are display quirks galore.
    But that's not what I want to mention.
    The arrow to go back to all libraries is a link but the title of the library - which appears directly to the right - is not a link.
    UI 101 - please fix.

    1 vote

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  14. Allow Disabling of Zoom to Selection *in InDesign*

    Problem:
    Right now if you have an object select and use the +/- keys to zoom in and out, the view is centred in on the selected object.

    Use Case:
    Sometimes I have objects selected as I am trying to maneuver them into the best position and need to zoom in and out of the pasteboard to see how the layout is affected. For objects at the edge of the pasteboard, the current behaviours doesn't allow me to keep the page centred as it keep jumping to centre the selected object instead while using the +/- keys.

    Solution:
    Add a…

    2 votes

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  15. Tab key to navigate through text fields only

    In dialog boxes, pressing the tab key should only navigate between text fields. It used to do this. Now it navigates through every field, button and popup menu. There is a system keyboard setting that regulates this. InDesign now ignores this setting.

    For example, in the New Document box, press the tab key repeatedly and it goes:

    Facing Pages > Start Page # > Primary Text Frame > Page Size > Width ...and so on.

    It should only go:

    Start Page # > Width ...all those other buttons etc should be skipped.

    1 vote

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  16. Don't automatically change view/zoom when editing layer visibility of linked graphics

    Editing the layer visibility of a linked graphic in InDesign causes the zoom level to be automatically adjusted to fit-to-page. This makes it difficult to see the preview image for small graphics that may be hard to see at the full page zoom level.

    If any automatic zoom adjustment is to be made at all (which it should not) it should be to fit the graphic to the window so you can see what you are doing.

    1 vote

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  17. Adjust scroll amount on zoom

    Currently when scrolling with the mouse-wheel/trackpad etc, InDesign seems to apply the same amount of scrolling regardless of the level of zoom in the document. This means that a very small scroll gesture, when zoomed in close on a page, causes the document move too far, making scrolling and panning very difficult at high zoom levels.

    It would be great if the scroll amount would scale with the level of zoom, so that a small scroll gesture used at a high level of magnification would only result in a small scroll/pan amount.

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  18. Drop unit when clicking property fields

    For example, if I click on Font Size when it says 10 pt, it should automatically drop the 'pt' before I start typing. Retyping the value is always faster than trying to move the insertion point and highlighting only the numbers to avoid getting an "invalid value" message because you accidentally typed over the 'p' in 'pt'. Else you have to always double-click the field, but sometimes that fails to highlight everything for one reason or another. There's no real use case for leaving the unit in the box when entering a value I've ever encountered.

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  19. Mention the layer at the bottom of the window or in the Control Panel

    You have to open the Layer Panel to check what layer you're working on. It would be a time saver if the active layer is mentioned somewhere else in the UI.

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  20. Mouse Spin Wheel - Pan

    Please enable the click and hold of the mouse spin wheel to pan around the layout, like in Illustrator.

    Please Please Please!

    2 votes

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