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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. [Feature request] Please add "Page Flip" to presentation mode

    Please add a "Page Flip" feature to the presentation mode in Adobe indesign. Something like this: https://pageflip-books.com/#meetpageflip/page/4-5 ...

    Adding the ability to turn/flip pages in a multipage document, it will enhance the user experience. When clients are seated next to the designer, it will also improve customer satisfaction.

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    4 votes
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  6. 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!

    4 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. 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.

    4 votes
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  9. 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…

    4 votes
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  10. Add Custom Commands with Custom Shortcuts to Keyboard Shortcuts Menu

    There are certain actions that I'd like to create shortcuts for, but the commands for them aren't listed in the Keyboard Shortcut Menus. For example, setting a keyboard shortcut for the various aligning objects. Aligning text is an option, though. Not what I need.

    Everyone's workflow is different. There are commands that I'll just never use. So, freeing up individuals with the ability to create custom commands, which can be suited to their unique workflow would immensely help individual/company productivity. Custom workspaces exist, custom keyboard shortcut sets exist, let's have custom commands too!

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  11. CC Library Keyboard Shortcuts, or TextExpander feature

    CC Libraries exist to make it fast to add pre-built content to an INDD. Text does not have a quick way of placing inline - you must right click and click place content. Annoying when doing hundreds of times.

    Two solutions:
    1. Right clicking on a library element should have "keyboard shortcut" adjacent "rename". When a keyboard shortcut is added, show that shortcut on the right side of the element in the CC Library panel.
    2. Add 'text expander' feature. Right click on a text library element and have option for 'expand text on...' where a unique phrase can be…

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  12. Colour picker can't interperet hex values preceded by a hash

    If a hexadecimal value is pasted into the hex field in the colour picker with a hash (#) on the front of the value, the picker should be able to ingest it. Currently the hash must be manually removed before the picker will update.

    Very minor but very annoying when copying values from other software that includes the hash.

    4 votes
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  13. apple mouse scrolling

    Scrolling with Apple Magic Mouse sends the document flying over numerous pages.

    While I appreciate that this issue has been a stand off between Apple & Adobe, us users simply can't switch out our mouse. This stand off is hostile to users, it's infantile and unprofessional. In design studios we use this application all day long, 90% of my work will eventually go through InDesign.

    As a minimum please provide the option to automatically disable scrolling when using Adobe InDesign, optimally just detect the mouse and change the scrolling behaviour to no longer be user hostile.

    Adobe has the opportunity…

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

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  15. Workspace – I have to re-create my workspace every time IND updates. Why?

    Why can't IND remember the Workspace settings? Why do I have to go into preferences and move the windows around to the way they were before the update. This must be fairly straight-forward to implement, surely.

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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Don't open menu after pressing Alt for zoom

    Pressing Alt on Windows brings focus to the top menu and pressing a following letter is interpreted as an access key, opening a menu. This in itself is good for accessibility and productivity.

    However, in InDesign Alt is also pressed to zoom with the scroll view. I very often press W to toggle preview mode and very, very often press Alt to zoom. Several times an hour the Window menu flies open due to me pressing W after Alt has been pressed.

    I suggest scrolling should move focus away from the top menu. This allows you to still use Alt…

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Make style name indentations smaller

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

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  20. 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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