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  1. Put the Stroke Styles in the Styles section of the Windows menu

    It's so simple, and so obvious.
    No one knows there are Stroke Styles (and brilliant ones) until some one tells them to look under the side menu of the Stroke window...

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  2. Hide Selection handles en text marquee

    When designing, the inverted selected text is disturbing. Please add a shortcut to switch it off temporarily (like in Ae and Ai).

    2 votes

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. Hierarchical styles in panels

    Design the styles panels to show "based on" hierarchically. This way, we can trace back unused styles to their sources. I use a script to find "based on" for paragraph styles, but it would be better to visualize it.

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  11. specify which document contains errors

    if you have to open more then one indd file, and some of this files have missing or modify links you get just this simple message. But you dont know which document contains missing links. and if i will open 10 files at once, a have go thru all this files to find out which file have missing links. I know i can use book and run preflight, but that is to much of work :)

    Can you just add name of the file in to this message box? Like picture 03?

    2 votes

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  12. Home icon is a pain

    Very often when I need to click on the File menu I clicking on the Home icon instead, which is useless for me and I'm going to the Home screen on InDesign instead of making the routine operations in File menu.

    Can you move that Home icon somewhere else? For instance, can you move it after the Help menu or can you allow to change its position in Settings?

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  13. Make Indesign UI bigger

    People have been complaining for years about Indesign's hard to see UI and the inability to make adequate changes. Why is it 2020, and this issue is still unresolved? I shouldn't have to change my Windows UI to make it better, which by the way it doesn't. Attached pic of my display at the recommend UI setting of 250% on a 15 inch screen.

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  14. Bring back Click-and-Drag character and paragraph interface

    The scale scrubbers on the control panel/menus that allowed us to click and drag to adjust character size, tracking, line spacing, etc. were invaluable. It allowed us to see the changes as we were making them. Please bring them back! It takes me about eight times as long to lay out text now.

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  15. We have an urgent need for the media controllers to return.

    Currently the interactive PDF user has no way to replay/rewind/advance videos!

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  16. Fix the defaults

    People rarely go into preferences and change the defaults. So for them it’s important to have good default values from the start. For people who know how to change the defaults it’s helpful if those defaults start out with the right values.

    I’m talking about the font size and leading increments and kerning/tracking value increments. Why would the default increment be two points for font size and leading, not one? Does Adobe think we want to make it faster to greatly increase the point size at the expense of not being able to dial in the exact point size size…

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  17. Ability to make frame handles larger

    Ability to make frame handles larger to enable better user experience when adjusting boxes using a touch screen. They are too small at the moment for accurate grabbing.

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  18. Add sliding / scrubbing value inputs like in PS

    Add the feature from the PS-GUI, where u can change values, by mouse-down on the corresponding icon and moving the cursor.

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  19. Customise Home / Welcome Screen in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.. possibly all Adobe programs.

    I work across a variety of Adobe programs and have MANY custom templates I use on a daily basis.

    It would be great to have the ability to customise the indesign / photoshop / illustrator welcome screen to have shortcuts to my custom templates I use on a daily basis. This could be placed next to "Recent" with "Your Custom Templates" .. something like this.

    See this thread for details:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/can-you-customize-the-home-screen/m-p/10930430?page=1#M166546

    I can't imagine this being too difficult to implement. Please look into this!

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  20. Easier to rearrange document tabs

    I often have many different documents open in tabs but not in separate windows. I drag the tabs together so that InDesign's screen looks sort of like a browser with multiple tabs at the top. But only the selected tab is visible in the main windows. But rearranging these tabs in my preferred order is VERY finicky. I have to drag precisely left or precisely right, and about half the time my tab, instead of rearranging, opens in a new window. Frustrating.

    The solution would be to recode so that when you drag a tab left or right to rearrange,…

    2 votes

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