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  1. Pages pallet thumbnails need updating to be easier to see selections

    I find seeing were I am in a document difficult in the pages thumbnails.
    As I scroll through a long document there's no indication of the page I'm looking at until I click an element on the screen page. And then the "indicator" is just the subtle highlighting of the text and a colour overlay on the thumbnail.
    Feels like a legacy thing. If it was created new today we'd use something far more obvious.
    I'd like to see a rectangle floating over the pages that matches the frame of the main document window (for example).
    Or at least a…

    1 vote

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  2. 2020 User interface is still too small

    Make the user interface scalable (at least to small, medium, or large like the ui options in preferences in Illustrator and InDesign). This is something that millions of users would like to be a feature. Please make it happen.

    4 votes

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  3. Allow for selecting a set of Links for relinking, not just parent link or individual link

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/quot-how-may-i-select-multiple-links-for-re-linking/m-p/11682784?page=1#M407985

    Looking to perform "Select Multiple Link Replacement”

    Right now I can Re Link Parent Link (of ALL Instances) and change 1000 instances of an image.

    Right Now I can Relink ONE individual “Child” instance or ONE image at a time.

    But I cannot SELECT and RELINK Multiple Selected Links (example: 10 out of the 1000) SELECT instances of an image.

    The only way to presently do this is to highlight the 10 instances and then Relink them one by one where a dialogue box opens and requires me to repeat the link process and click OK all 10 times.…

    4 votes

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  4. Dialog box for Edit Table of Contents Style should be resizable

    The Dialog box for Edit Table of Contents Style should be resizable.

    The Other Styles area displays only 4 styles at a time. That's difficult to work with when document has a large number of Styles

    Also, it would be helpful if typing a letter when inside the Other Styles area caused a jump in the list to the first style starting with that character

    1 vote

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  5. Workspace Sync across devices

    Have your Workspace for all Adobe applications saved in your CC account. Like many others, I work off and sign into more than 1 computer (3 in my case). It would be great if I'm signed-in and can see my saved workspace already allocated in the application. Instead of re-tweaking my Workspace manually on every device.

    Computers crash, major updates happen, and every-time we lose our settings, just a nice addition to add for the users.

    Thanks so much, keep up the good work.

    7 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.…

    1 vote

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  10. 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…

    2 votes

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  11. 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…

    1 vote

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  12. 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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  13. Find/Replace Font Capitalize Menu Listing

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

    1 vote

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    3 votes

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  17. 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.

    4 votes

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  18. 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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  19. separate document preferneces from application preferences

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

    4 votes

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  20. 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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