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  1. Properties Panel

    I have been enjoying the consolidated Properties Panel that recently debuted in Illustrator 2018. Makes workflow much faster. Would be great to see this for InDesign as well!

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  2. Appearance Panel

    Illustrator has the Appearance Panel. InDesign should have it too. I want to have multiple fills, and strokes to be behind the fills.

    7 votes
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  3. Scroll Bar Access

    Panels should not overlap the page vertical scroll bar. Instead they should snap on right side of the pasteboard [Offset the width of the scrollbar] allowing access to the scrollbar. saving you have to close panels

    6 votes
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  4. Allow designers to modify styles without closing the options panel

    Currently, if a designer needs to modify multiple styles (Paragraph, Character, ...), designers needs to close and reopen the options panel for each stye.

    Please allow users to edit multiple styles, without closing the options panel. Example: In the options panel, add a pulldown menu containing the style names, allowing users to switch fast between styles.

    6 votes
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  5. "Accept" to convert PDF underline to Italics

    Editors use underline to indicate Italics when they mark up PDFs. While the underline shows up when you import PDF comments, there's no way to change that text to Italics.

    6 votes
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  6. Workspace

    Please can there be an option to export a workspace, like Swatches and Paragraph styles? Every time with the new update, we have to take 30min to rebuild our workspaces. It would take so much less time to just load our workspace we are used to.

    6 votes
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  7. Trash/clear out Find/Change completely

    The ability to trash everything in the find/change window so you can start fresh with a brand new search. Right now you have to delete things like “change format” individually and each field stays filled in. This is nice if you are keeping something in your search for a while, but not when you want to start fresh.

    6 votes
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  8. East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) support for English and/or other Western languages UI

    Pls make East Asian language setting available for English and/or other Western languages UI.

    Sometime I work for East Asian customer and need to deal with East Asian language, but I still need English UI.

    Now I have to install and uninstall East Asian Version of ID when I want to use this feature.

    6 votes
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  9. Side panels should slide down instead of popping out.

    I think the side panels like Page, Colour, Links etc should slide down instead of popping out. See attached gif

    6 votes
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  10. Full Screen InDesign Mac

    On mac, and especially when working on design projects, it is really nice to be able to flip through full screened apps in spaces. InDesign does not allow for this, which means that I lose documents behind it.

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  11. drag csv or txt file into Data Merge Panel

    Dear Adobe Developers,
    It would be awesome to be able to drag and drop a txt- or csv-file straight from the finder into the Data Merge Panel.

    Kind Regards

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  12. eGPU

    Fix the acceleration GPU menu for choosing what GPU to use on Mac OS X High Sierra. Indesign seems hanged only on internal GPU available.

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  13. Setting to automatically update links on Open

    Allow an option/setting to disable the dialog when opening a document with updated links and if a link has been updated it updates or doesn't update it automatically based upon the User Setting.

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  14. Drag and drop Colors in the CC library

    It has to be possible to drag and drop colors from the colors-panel into the cc library. At the moment I have to klick on the "+" …

    6 votes
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  15. Universal UI & Export Feature

    Can it please be possible to export your workspace to then import it onto another computer so we don't have to re-arrange everything every time we move or have to reinstall?

    It would be even better if when we log into our Adobe ID on any device, that our own workspace arrangement loads.

    6 votes
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  16. InDesign needs UI Scaling like Illustrator and Photoshop

    Now that Illustrator and Photoshop offer UI scaling (for tools, panels, etc.), it would be great to see this feature implemented in InDesign as well. Since the UI was changed significantly in InDesign 2015.4, many have complained that it wastes too much space (especially when on a laptop or smaller screen), while others prefer the more spacious UI. It would be great if we could have the option to scale it to our liking.

    5 votes
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  17. preferences+search

    There are so many preferences in the preferences-dialogbox I which I could search like in the macOS or Windows preferences.

    5 votes
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  18. Show Ink Manager settings in the Swatches panel

    Show Ink Manager settings in the Swatches panel

    Whenever we use Ink Manager to convert spot colors to process colors (1) or define one spot color as alias for another (2), this should be visualized in the Swatches panel so whoever edits the INDD can immediately spot (ha!) that changes have been made and fix them if needed (instead of shedding tears over inexplicable output results).

    (1) Replace the spot icon by a “ink-managed” process icon that can be distinguished from the “native” process icon.

    (2) Replace the spot icon by the alias icon from the Ink Manager dialog.
    Make…

    5 votes
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  19. Annoying dialogs, option to “don’t show again”...

    Is there some universal way to turn off unnecessary dialogs?

    For example when I click to publish a document for online, I get an annoying dialog that says "Are you sure you want to update..." (see attached).

    Why is this dialog necessary? I can just re-publish if there was some mistake. It just slows things down. Some dialogs like this do have a "don't show me this again" option, but not here... why?

    In general, I find the plethora of "Do you really want to..." dialogs disruptive and unnecessary. Except for something critical, or something you can't undo, why do…

    5 votes
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  20. Fix the repetetive crashing that's been going on for 3 days


    1. See above

    2. Am losing a lot of time and some of my work.

    Please would you look into this. One app crashing every 15 mins. Am on Win 7 Pro, Indesign CC. Thank you.

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