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  1. arrange/hide tools

    The ability to arrange and hide tools like in Photoshop and Illustrator would be a massive productivity improvement for creators.

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  2. arrange/hide tools

    The ability to arrange and hide tools like in Photoshop and Illustrator would be a massive productivity improvement for creators.

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  4. 2 votes

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  5. Guide feature

    I think any feature of guiding new people who are using for the first time will be very helpful.

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  6. text anchor symbol easier to see

    Double the diameter of the dots in the blue colon symbol used to represent a text anchor. Very hard to see compared with other symbols when "Show Hidden Characters" is turned on. And maybe move them a bit to the left so they're further from the beginning of the text anchor.

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  7. Rearrange objects in the control panel

    it used to be when you selected text, it appeared on the far left on the control bar. but now it's stuck at the very end making with scroll over or go to the character, paragraph, etc., panels in order to make changes

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  8. One language for the app interface, another for the shortkeys

    It would be G R E A T if you could install the english version of InDesign, but use shortcuts for a non english keyboard, since many of the english shortcuts don't work when you use a non english keyboard.

    This is actually a problem in all Adobe apps and not just InDesign.

    Please don't tell me to switch to ENG in Windows 10 since I want to be able to type in swedish...

    And don't tell me to manually go through all shortcuts and change them one by one. I shouldn't have to do that every time I install…

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  9. Align operations on selected anchorpoints from different frames

    When selection a series of individual anchorpoints from different frames, I would like to be able to perform operations from the align-window (like distribute centers). Thus making it possible to shape a series of frames in one go. I.e. when you would want an angled side to a series of frames.

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  10. Please change wording for German translation of forced line break

    The term »forced line brake« has been wrongly translated to German quite a while ago. There exist two terms in German for the »forced line break« that lead to confusion among users because they are used interchangeably.

    One is (translated) »hard line brake« the other one »soft line brake«. But what in a line break is soft or hard? This makes no sense at all.

    It would be great to just use the literal translation of the English term which is »Erzwungener Zeilenumbruch« (SHIFT + Return).

    Please find attached instances of the use in the German UI. Thanks!

    21 votes

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  11. Provide UI scaling slider in Indesign like you do in Illustrator

    UI scaling like in illustrator: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/indesign-and-illustrator-ui-too-small/m-p/9722830

    thanks! it will be much easier for my eyes since right now, the buttons are quite small for me!

    4 votes

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  12. Proper Full Screen Support for MacOS

    It really would be helpful if the Adobe CC apps (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop et al) all did as Acrobat Pro DC does and properly implemented the MacOS full screen/split screen option.

    This would allow people who use multiple and large monitors to properly designate workspace and split screens between two apps without toolbars/panels getting hidden by other apps.

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  13. Revert to original, efficient New Document dialogue box.

    An option to revert to the old, more compact and efficient "New Document" window.

    There are 8,342 awesome ideas of additions and updates for InDesign on this site, yet someone took the time to make this new interface... If you have used InDesign for more than 1 day you don't need this. It is huge, and inefficient. There used to be an option to revert to this style but it is gone now.

    Efficiency is KING in InDesign. If we wanted a clunky, chunky UI we could use a Microsoft product ;-)

    Thanks!

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  14. Asset Link: Lower asset update time

    We would like to lower the asset update time. Actually, I needs 3 minutes for wait before asset link is recognizing an asset update from AEM Assets (DAM).

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  15. Please standardize key commands between the Adobe apps, specifically Indesign and Photoshop

    type layer commit in PS: Cmd Enter
    type layer commit in InDesign: esc
    (the above is maddening, since in PS, esc undoes everything in the type layer)

    scaling images in PS: with latest update, no need to hold Shift to scale proportionately
    scaling in Indesign: you must hold Shift to scale proportionately

    I'm sure there are others but these 2 are my personal grievances.

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  16. When saving a file, have the cursor default to before the ".indd" suffix.

    This used to be the case a few years ago. not sure if this is an apple ox issue or adobe.

    When saving a file, have the cursor default to before the ".indd" suffix, so it's quicker to rename files.

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  17. finder window in Big Sur doesn't remember size

    In Big Sur when I place a file, the finder window that pops up is always the same small size. I have to reposition it to the size I need to find the appropriate folder/files every time. Perviously InDesign would remember the size of this finder pop up window.

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  18. Please let apps remember dialog box size & position

    Please make CC-apps aware of user display setups and changes, single or multiple screen resolutions. Hunting for them acress multiple screens, repositioning and resizing them each time is needlessly cumbersome and time consuming!

    1. Default:
      – in case of multiple screen setup: main screen (as specified in OS display preferences), centered.
      – in case of single screen: centered

    2. User settings
      – record and store user changes to dialog box sizes and positions with current screen setup. Store setups in prefs file.
      – make CC app recognize changes in multiple screen real-estate and store and recall users dialog box positions from this…

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  19. Better UI scaling option

    The only way to adjust the UI size in Indesign is to change the scaling for your whole system, and even then it only supports up to 200% scaling and there is no way to make it bigger beyond that.

    I got a new laptop with a HD 4k screen and its already scaled to 250% (I'm using Windows 10) but the user interface is still too small and it really slows down my workflow. Even if increasing my OS scaling to 300%+ fixed it (which it doesn't), it would still be infuriating to have everything on my computer scaled…

    10 votes

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  20. Give a button to speed up the video playback when playing the tutorial video in learn panel

    When playing tutorial video in learn panel, a speed adjusting button is necessary to comfort both the people with bad English who wants to play the video slowly, and the people who has certain experience and wants to get though the tutorial quicker.

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