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  1. Text Styles in Properties Panel - Show Overrides, Clear Overrides

    The properties panel in the October 2018 version of InDesign is a great feature, however the implementation of Styles in the Text Insertion mode provides no feedback on whether or not overrides exist in the selected text, nor does it provide a means to clear any overrides. This provides a significant stumbling block for new users, who may end up redefining styles and applying more overrides to their text trying to fix display issues, not realising that the problem is overrides.

    Building out the functionality to better reflect the existing Styles panels - at least in regards to locating and…

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  2. pop-up change page of a linked pdf/indd file

    please add simple pop-up option (like object layers) to change the showing page of a link (which is either pdf or indesign file). when my link is for example a pdf containing multiple pages, it's unnecessarily complicated to change the showing page to some another.
    so please – right click > pop-up window > change page of link

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  3. Provide an option to update a workspace.

    If I make a change in my workspace, I must go here:

    Window menu > Workspace > New Workspace...

    and enter the name of the workspace I'm altering.

    Then I click OK and am presented with a dialog that says,

    "A workspace with that name already exists. Do you want to replace it?"

    An option like the following would be quite helpful.

    Window menu > Workspace > Update Workspace

    Or, if you prefer, make the name of the option Update Current Workspace.

    Thanks for considering this idea.

    4 votes
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  4. Add Kerning Manager Palette

    Many fonts have badly kerning values, to correct these faults, we should have the precise control through the font in a document or to be permanent for the font used in ID, until the user rechange the kerning pairs values again. In some cases, the font kerning values are good, but the user likes to modify these values in a document, such as many swashes fonts.

    4 votes
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  5. Workspace – Why can't Workspace preferences be applied to all devices?

    I currently use three (sometimes 4) Apple Macs in various locations around the country as I move from office to office. I understand the constraints re logging computers in and out of my account (no problem there), but why can't my Workspace preferences be shared amongst the computers? After all Adobe know who I am, they know what computer I'm using, they've loaded my CC libraries, surely applying my Workspace preferences to all of my devices by default, can't be that difficult?

    4 votes
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  6. ADA issue: Customize the font size used for menu/palette independent of monitor resolution

    We need to be able to increase the font size used for menu/palette. Preferably independent of monitor resolution.
    This is an ADA issue for those of us with aging eyes.

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  7. PageMaker Command Bar

    PLEASE bring back the Pagemaker Command Bar. Many of us are not professional designers who remember and utilize all the keyboard shortcuts so we depended on the command bar for a quick and easy way to make changes in our docs. Those who don't need it or use it can simply keep it hidden.

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  8. Make style name indentations smaller

    Lot's of unnecessary whitespace, requires wider than necessary panel widths on smaller screens.

    4 votes
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  9. Timestamp for jobs in general

    It would be cool if the Adobe programs could timestamp the work you do.
    So that you could see how much time you use on a project.
    There could be variables like if mouse movement and keyboard is inactive in x seconds, the time stops.
    And even cooler if the jobs (ai, psd, indd) in a folder could be collected in an overall calculation of time used.
    That way, you could tell the customer or your boss, that this jobs was done in 3 hours 32 minutes.

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  10. Toggle settings to Auto Update Links

    There is much need for a setting (preferably toggle on/off) for updating of linked files automatically. A lot of companies and designers use InDesign to setup presentations, and it can get extremely time consuming having to manually update links as they change.

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  11. Styles UI needs to keep up with the times

    Styles are implemented in InDesign since... well, for ever. The options and settings grew a lot over the years BUT it still looks and feels the same. Old and unflexible. There is a styles window with your collected styles and to edit those you have your Style Options window. Basically that´s it.

    Practically that means you have to open each style individually, make your changes individually (although you want equally changes), check if design and layout still works, edit each style... again... individually.

    Please find a way to improve working/handling styles e.g. for collective changes or simultaneously opening multiple Style…

    4 votes
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  12. Please bring back smaller UI

    I have a 13" MacBook Pro, no retina screen. I've recently upgraded to CC, and what I find frustrating is the increase in size of all of the buttons, and the increase in space between the buttons.

    It seems there are many on the feedback forums that want a bigger UI, but this doesn't make sense with those using smaller computers to do their work.

    The biggest frustration is that the Control Panel at the top can no longer display everything that is useful when editing an object. Vertical Justification, Frame Fitting, Align, and Distribute are all cut off in…

    4 votes
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  13. Background tasks and glyphs panel width matching other panels

    I would love to be able to incorporate the Background tasks and glyphs panel width to my other panels.

    These panels are too wide and so cannot be included in my sidebar

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  14. Find/Change match window

    When we press any key or click anywhere. It is very uncomfortable to click on the button.

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  15. Please fix menu overlap on fly out pages' window

    Wasn't sure if I should call this a bug or if it is by design, however, please fix the overlapping of the page indicator/tools on the pages' fly out menu. It overlaps when you have the window be its narrowest.
    When this happens I am unable to use the tools (e.g. deleting a page by dragging over the trash icon)

    4 votes
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  16. object layer options

    Please add ability to edit Object Layer Options for more than one copy of the exact same PSD image at one time.

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  17. Not truncating filenames in window when relinking

    I'd say this is self explanatory and has always been a bug bear to me.

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  18. Jump to page 1 = just go to first page already

    If my document is numbered pages 43 to 59, for example, and I press Command -J and enter "1" for "Go to page:" PLEASE just take me to the first page in the document! Is that too much to ask? ;-)

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  19. What about split screen for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

    What about split screen support for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

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  20. Please, please, please support Emacs-style key bindings...

    ...at least for macOS. Virtually all macOS apps, especially those developed by Apple, support Emacs-style key binding that are incredibly useful for text navigation and text selection purposes. As an almost daily use of InDesign—and a 26-year employee of Adobe—I would very much like to see this supported. Most of the commands involve the use of the "control" key, which appears to be unused for InDesign keyboard shortcuts, so this is likely to be a no-brainer.

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