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  1. footnotes saving space

    Can we make the footnotes text in 2 to 4 column, or run-in footnotes, because some books has too many footnotes, if a 3 or 4 word note occupies a line so we loose space. This will save space in long text books.

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  2. Fix bug that makes windows invisible/inaccessible on opening InDesign

    Every time I first open InDesign, all the windows are invisible/inaccessible, or the window icons are visible but they don't open. The only solution I've found is to quit and reopen the program, sometimes multiple times. Using InDesign on Mac with High Sierra. Application Frame is off.

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  3. 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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  4. Allow file paths to be copied from the Missing Images pop-up window


    1. When creating a Merged Document using Data Merge, InDesign displays a pop-up window if it detects any images missing from the Data Source. The Missing Images pop-up window lists the file paths of the missing images. In older versions of InDesign, the file paths could be copied directly from the pop-up window. This is no longer possible with the latest version of InDesign.


    2. Being able to copy lists of missing image paths directly from the Missing Images pop-up window is valuable to me because I frequently use Data Merge to make merged documents containing tens of thousands of images. My…

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  5. New Larger, Horizontal Background Tasks Meter

    Please enlarge the Background Tasks Meter and make it horizontal in the Application Bar. It's hard to tell if anything's happening during PDF export, it's so small.

    It would be nice if it was an elongated meter or had the same basic info that the Background Task Palette shows when you click on it.

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  6. Do not recalculate values entered into fields in other units

    When I enter a leading in mm, InDesign will always recalculate to pt. Please give us the possibility, that InDesign does not recalculate values entered in other units.

    Or at least give us the possibility to change the field value into different units. Now I have to blindly try out or use my calculator if I see a leading of »12,756 Pt« – is it 4,5mm or 4,45mm or what?

    5 votes
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  7. Option to open file path after PDF export

    Could the PDF export dialog box have an option alonside 'View PDF after exporting' for something like, 'View file in finder after export', so that I can really quickly send the file in an email.

    Or even 'Send file after export' so that I can super quickly flick the file off to our account managers?

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  8. Compare Indesign Documents

    @Adobe:
    I often have to deal with INDD documents which seem to be identicaln but ofte there is a small veraiation. It would be super cool if there´s a function directly in InDesign like in Acrobat to compare 2-3 documents side by side.

    cheers Aleks

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  9. Please don't kill the Control panel.

    The Control panel is more useful, less obtrusive, and more space-conscious than the Properties panel on small displays like laptops.

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  10. Please please please make Rich Tool Tips optional!

    Please please please make Rich tool tips optional.

    If you of any reason at all as an advanced professional user of Indesign has to reinstall Indesign these Rich Tool Tips makes you suicidal. Not to criticize anybody specifically but they are the most stupid thing and first and foremost totally useless.
    It actually makes you hate the software and the developers.

    And i would rather like to love you instead.

    It is an mental health issue basically. Because they linger on for far too long and occupies too much time and space when you actually tries to get the work…

    4 votes
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  11. Manage Recent Files List - It's useless if you run a Book operation!

    The Recent Files list gets FILLED UP with chapter files if I run a Book operation. All my other projects get pushed off the list, even though all I did was re-paginate a book. This makes the Recents list useless! Please fix this!

    The Recent Files list MUST BE MANAGEABLE if it is to be useful. Files get "touched" for very trivial reasons, sometimes just to look at something in the file. This results in an almost random listing of Recents. Please understand how a Recents list can be useful -- don't just blindly list files by "changed date".

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  12. Properties Panel - missing "vertical justification"-buttons "top", "center", "bottom", "justify"

    Indesign CC 2019 (oct)

    The old control panel had buttons for the textframe options "vertical justification": "top", "center", "bottom", "justify". I need them accessible in the new properties panel ... one-click. I am too lazy for option-doubleclick or CTRL-b.

    Thanks.

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  13. Display progress bar for long operations

    When working with a big document, there are many operations that take a very long time. For example, generating a TOC, deleting pages that cause text to reflow, etc. Tasks that happen almost instantly with reasonably sized documents can take many minutes when we get into 500+ pgs.

    Currently we only see a spinning beachball (mac) when we get stuck in a long task. There's no way to determine whether it's just going to take a long time, or if indesign is completely locked up. The system sees it as "application not responding," but a lot of times patience pays…

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  14. Save INDD file in previous version INDD (e.g. CC 2019 can save in CC 2018)

    It would be great if InDesign can save INDD file in previous version INDD (e.g. CC 2019 can save in CC 2018). Yes, I know about IDML but it's not exactly what I need.

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  15. Search for missing links

    When links are broken on our shared server, I manually need to type the name of the link to begin a search for it. Some file names are very complicated. It would be nice if the link name was already written in the input field or even better a button in the links panel that searches for the link and replaces it. Most often the link has just changed place on the server but has the same name.

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  16. Show version number in Windows

    The version number is always visible in the top of the application window on MacOS since CC 2018. However it is not present in the Windows version of InDesign or InCopy.

    This is a great tool when you are troubleshooting and I would love to see it in the Windows versions as well.

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  17. Links in Properties Panel

    The new Properties Panel is great, but the very first thing I noticed when selecting a linked file, It only states that it's a "Linked File"... But you cannot click or edit your linked file, like in Illustrator?? Isn't this the whole purpose behind the PropPanel - to make quick edits all in one panel? Thanks!

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  19. FIX CONTROL PANEL: InDesign 2019 does not display from the menu or is just blank as noted below

    In Design for mac version 2019: The control panel is terrible: clicking the menu displays nothing. Only changing the Workspace which use to be a workaround to display it, now displays a blank and therefore useless panel.

    This is just unacceptable. The menu problem has been a problem for a long time but now there is no workaround. This must be fixed.

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  20. Indicator to show that there are locked objects on the page.

    There should be a small red lock-symbol somewhere to show, that there are locked objects on the page. It sometime happens, that I want to select and copy all objectrs to a new page or document and locked objects are missing there.

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