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  1. Responsive palette sizing

    It would be nice if palettes would resize more intelligently.

    Having the Swatches palette shrink down to 2 swatches high while having 3 pages of empty space in the Pages palette or having to click through all of the states of Align to access Distribute because I had to collapse it enough scroll down 5 spreads is annoying.

    Having some form of dynamic sizing with priority given to cursor:hover (perhaps weighted by which tool or object is selected.... priority to relevant palettes) seems like it might help.

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  2. Allow us to minimize the application in a window, like any other reasonable, modern day application. I mean, seriously, wtf?

    Allow us to minimize the application in a window, like any other reasonable, modern-day application. I mean, seriously, wtf?

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  3. Remove unnecessary banner in CC Libraries panel

    Every time, after any new start of InDesign (14.0.3 and in previous versions too, on mac), an useless info banner is showing when opening CC Libraries panel. Only once at session, but every day again and again. Please, REMOVE THIS...

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  4. Re-separating the tool menu

    You combined the tool menu in the right panel, but now I have to scroll down to the align section every time I want to adjust something. In InDesign, I'm mostly creating forms or schedules where I realign things constantly. It was more convenient before. Either put align at the top of the panel, or re-separate the panel. I can't drag align to the top of it either. If I could even just reorganize it, it would be better.

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  5. Conditional Text Pallet

    Please add the "Show and Print" option next to the "eye" in the "Conditional Text" palette in the form of check-boxes, so that everyone can choose which condition should be printed and which only displayed. Now you can only do this in bulk for all defined conditions.

    This will be very useful in the arrangements between the editorial office and the dtp.

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  6. As an admin I need the visibility of usage of my provisioned licenses.

    Admins need to be able to view usage of licenses.
    IE: Last time used and what features are being used by which individuals.

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  7. Make Ink Manager panel resizable

    Title says it all. Sometimes we have a lot of spotcolors. I would be nice to see them all at once.

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  8. call the dialog box of each tools with return/enter key

    In Illustrator, i can call the dialog box (tool option) of each tools with return key or enter key when I select each tool with short cut keys ,but in Indesign, I need to double click the short cut key every time to call them.
    please Please consider to add the same function in Indesign.
    thanks,

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  9. Zwischenfarbe aus einem Verlauf Löschen/Entfernen

    Zur zeit muss man die Zwischenfarbe an den Bedienfeldrand ziehen was meiner Meinung nach null Intuitiv ist. Besser wäre es wenn die Ausgewählte Farbe mit der Entf-Taste gelöscht werden kann oder per Rechtsklick dropdown gelöscht wird.

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  10. Call at Dell Support Number to resolve printer offline error

    Dell printers are designed with the optimum quality components that why they work proficiently in every atmosphere. However, we can’t also deny the fact that some of the problems are always waiting at the edge to find their ways towards your Dell printer. Sometimes, your system is also unable to detect printer and displays printer is offline error. In this situation instead of bewildering, get to your senses and make a call at Dell Support Number. By taking optimum support from deft experts, you will be able to get rid of offline error in your printer. So, hurry up! Get…

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  11. Cleaner Workspace Option

    When working in InDesign, if I click on the Paragraph Styles tab, it opens to the left and covers part of the workspace and scroll bar. If you look at the image supplied, the Properties Tab shows all the options in one place clearly, and it is out of the way.

    Could we have a setting where, when one selects a tab, it opens into a right side panel and does not extend over or into the work space. That will also help when resizing the window.

    this enhancement will help avoid closing tabs all the time, (unless one chooses…

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  12. Use the full monitor

    I use a 30" monitor. But e.g. the font menu only uses 1/3 of its height. So I have to scroll in a small list. This feels claustrofobic, since there is a lot of room outside the list box.

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  13. Preference setting for "Preview" switch in dialog boxes

    I am wishing for a preference to switch on all the dialog box Preview switches in ALL InDesign dialog boxes; such as especially the Paragraph Styles dialog box, the Character Styles dialog box, the Text Frame Options dialog box, etc...

    Everytime I upgrade InDesign or sit in front of another classroom computer, I have to switch these on one at a time. I would love to streamline that.

    Mike Witherell, ACP
    mikewitherell@jetsetcom.net

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  14. Application retain windown size and position

    On open, have InDesign's application window return to the size and position it was in when the application was last closed. The way Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, etc..., do when they are closed and then reopened.

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  16. Story editor fonts

    Many font families cannot be used, at least not to their full, in the story editor—despite the font family clearly having italic, bold and bold italic faces available. This limitation includes many fonts available through Adobe Fonts (formerly Typekit) as well as a great many non-Adobe fonts.

    As best I can tell the limitation is due to these fonts not having the macStyle bits for italic and bold being set appropriately in the font itself.

    What I envision is for the story editor preferences to have a way to separately specify the fonts to use for regular, italic, bold and…

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  17. Story editor maximum line width

    It would be great to have a maximum line width, perhaps a maximum number of characters per line, for the story editor (in both InDesign and InCopy).

    This is most useful when writing when the story editor is docked on a large monitor. It seems to be best for readability to work with lines of 64 to 80 characters, and at the moment the text simply flows to the entire width of the window.

    The current behaviour could be available by setting the maximum number of characters per line to 0, for example. Also, I envision that if there is…

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  18. Galley view in InDesign

    It would be great to have galley view in InDesign, like the one already available in InCopy. This provides a way to work with the many features of the story editor while seeing line breaks within the text as they appear in the layout.

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  19. Select all hyperlinks including the nested ones

    I wish for it to be possible to select all hyperlinks at once, including the nested (multiple) ones.
    We have a lot of multiple hyperlinks in our books which get nested in the hyperlinks window. Since the hyperlinks are mostly placed through scripts I need to check if the links are around the correct words (for exhample in in-text citations like Rowling, 1997 the 7 isn't part of the link). I check them by selecting all hyperlinks, editing them and giving them a visual border and then switching through the whole book with GREP.
    My problem is: If I try…

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  20. Option to disable corner rotation widget

    Although the corner rotation widget is very practical, it gets in the way often, especially when working with smaller elements. Instead of resizing the item rotates.

    Therefore I would like to plead for an option to turn this corner rotation widget off. This way scaling / resizing becomes available better, zooming in and out will be reduced which is more efficient.

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