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  1. UI – Some Buttons are missing InDesign CC 2020 (OS X)

    Hello,

    I’ve updated InDesign to the newest version 15.0 (InDesign CC 2020) on OS X.
    And some buttons in the top window border are missing like the percent and the GPU rocket.

    Is it possible to put these back?! Or do I have to change it anywhere in the menu? Can’t find it.

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    Sascha

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    The InDesign team appreciates your valuable feedback and concerns. These go a long way in helping us make InDesign better for you and update it continuously to cater to evolving user needs. The app bar design was changed as part of these improvement efforts, and will also help us in introducing some modern and exciting functionalities which we have been working on.

    While doing this, we have taken care not to remove any existing functionalities which were available in the previous App Bar design. These have only been relocated – either grouped along with similar functionalities (based on results from our user research) or shifted to improve usability (to provide a consistent experience) while working across Creative Cloud apps, especially Photoshop (Ps) & Illustrator (Ai), which are frequently used by InDesign users. We do understand that it takes time & effort in adopting these but we sincerely hope that the…

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  3. Save Preferences

    For about 14/15 years I never had to reset preferences in InDesign.

    Since CC2017 it's more or less once a week.
    Colors disappearing.. panels blind or empty.. tools not working.. font now showing.
    Panels self increasing size...

    But it seems we have to deal with it, so we probably need a way to SAVE PREFERENCES.
    Save preferences in a moment everything work fine.. and restore it when (after just few days) nothing works anymore.

    Every time people have to reset preferences, they have to restore everything. UI colors, workspace, Application Frame (that mac users normally never use) Old Dialog way…

    180 votes
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  4. Add ''SAVE ALL'' and ''CLOSE ALL'' into INDESIGN ''File MENU''

    Add ''SAVE ALL'' and ''CLOSE ALL'' into INDESIGN ''File MENU''. Using Indesign for years and years, I never see that the shortcut exists ! And past many time saving or cloqsing file by file. Don't you thik it could be a great idea to code it inthe FILE MENU of Indesign... It could be great when using Books and many files at the same time.

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  5. Integration with Lightroom

    You have the ability to edit pictures in Photoshop right from Indesign. This will open up photoshop and allow the edits, then save and then update the picture in InDesign. Add lightroom in addition to Photoshop. Some edits are better in Lightroom and it would be great to have it update Indesign. once the edit is done, like with photoshop. There is an option to Update the links if necessary and I am good with that if giving the ability to edit from Indesing to Lightroom was an option.

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  6. Make an option for "freezing" document window during searches

    Currently, when executing a series of finds, a document with spreads will jump around within a window, even if view is set to "fit spread in window," as described in this post:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/searching-a-file-in-indesign-causes-the-spread-to-jump-all-over-the-place/m-p/11118210?page=1#M185629

    The expected behavior is that the page where the text is found should be centered on the page. That does not work with spreads. If panels are open on the side of the window, found text can frequently be hidden from view.

    So I believe there is a bug with the expected behavior. But it would be even better than the expected behavior if there were a…

    2 votes
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  7. save the set of all open files

    If you live in an environment where you have to shut down InDesign and start it up again, such as a corporate "day job" or if you want to backup your files at night:
    Offer an option to reopen all of the file tabs that you had open when you last quit.
    I often have a set of four files open, two of which are open in two windows/tabs., for a total of six windows/tabs. It would be nice to be able to start up InDesign and have it automatically reopen all those files, basically getting back to where I…

    2 votes
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  8. Adobe InDesign Android Professional Version

    Now Adobe InDesign Also should Have Provide new platform for Android Professional Version for InDesign User. Now Android is also big platform such as e.g windows Nd MAC user lovers.

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  9. Locking Tab Bar

    It would be really helpful if the user had the ability to lock the tabs bar under the rulers in inDesign. It's an annoyance to have it floating and having to re-open it constantly. It would be nice to have the tabs panel located right underneath the ruler and then give the option to hide it or show it.

    3 votes
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  10. Ability to make frame handles larger

    Ability to make frame handles larger to enable better user experience when adjusting boxes using a touch screen. They are too small at the moment for accurate grabbing.

    2 votes
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  11. Just want to turn off the Home Bar

    I want to be able to turn off the annoying home bar at the top (the unhideable application frame thing).

    2 votes
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  12. No option to hide the Application Bar in 2020

    I noticed in 2020 there is no longer the menu option under the Window menu to hide the Application Bar. I'm not sure why this was removed, for people who don't use it it's just in the way and unnecessary especially when you're trying to use InDesign on a small screen, every inch of screen space counts. Im sure there are people out there that use it, and that's great, I'm sure they find it useful in someway, but we all use the application differently so please allow us the ability to turn it on and off.

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  13. Enable more functions in right click

    I wish right click would bring up more options - for example, right clicking a linked file should give me the option to 'reveal in finder' but I have to open the links pallets to get that. It would improve my workflow no end.

    2 votes
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  14. UI scaling as Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator

    As far as I can understand, InDesign is only able to scale UI to maximum 200%, while Photoshop and Illustrator appear to go further - or has a better implementation with windows 10 scaling.

    The UI of InDesign is on the small side on a 4K monitor and on newer monitors with 5K or 8K, the 200% scaling is not sufficient.

    Implementation of same scaling as Photoshop and Illustrator, will ensure a much improved user experience for users on high resolution monitors.
    It will also future-prof InDesign, as the amount of 4K+ monitors, only will increase in the coming years.

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  15. A facility to tell what settings are 'inherited' from another style

    I think it would be beneficial to be able to quickly identify which properties in a cell style etc. inherit from a parent style.

    If you look at my child.png , it is "Based On" parent.png. However, you can't see in the child what settings have been "learned" from the parent. It would be nice if the inherited characteristics appear with a light grey background or a little star or something suitable to distinguish them from the edits that are child-specific.

    In my case, how this situation caused minor confusion is that I had "no idea" why the background fill…

    4 votes
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  16. Recent document list remembers templates

    The recent documents feature (File > Open Recent > [list of recent files]) seems to be based on files saved, not files opened. If I open a template if does not get added to the recent files. I might open the same template five times a day, but it never appears in the Open Recent list. This should be corrected or an option to include recent templates added in Preferences > File Handling. See example.

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  17. Add Scrubby/ Animated Zoom

    This has been requested since 2017 with no comment, and this is one of the most basic and urgent features - especially considering the fact the Photoshop and Illustrator - which are tightly linked to InDesign - do have this feature.

    Illustrator should have the option for Scrubby/Animated zoom.
    If I'm not mistaken, this already exists for Mac users, but not for PC users.

    This is beyond frustrating and should be at least addressed by an Adobe representative.

    Thank you, and I hope this will be fixed soon.

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  18. Just change one word in the preferences of German InDesign!

    The German word "Textumfluss" is used two times in InDesign but with different meanings:

    Within the preferences "Smart Text Reflow" is "Intelligenter Textumfluss".
    And then there ist the "Text Wrap" panel, which is named "Textumfluss" in German, too.

    So "wrap" gets the same translation as "reflow"? Noooooo! These are two different thing and should not be named the same!

    A better translation for reflow would be "Textumbruch", so please change just one word in the German preferences, from "Intelligenter Textumfluss" to "Intelligenter Textumbruch".

    It's easy to do: just five letters to change! One small piece of code. Done in a…

    10 votes
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    Hello All,

    The fix is now available in the Beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can download the latest available build (15.0.0.151) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.


    Adobe InDesign team

  19. Single page view

    A simple request, single page view without other pages on the screen.

    Trying to focus on the layout on one page when I can see the others drives me crazy.

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  20. New Menu-> Window->Workspace "Center All" to Place Entire Document and Windows Centered Between Resolutions from Laptop to Large Monitor

    I am currently stuck, I can't see my document because I took my laptop from my monitor to my bed. This happens in many Adobe products. I need to either relaunch and hope or maybe go back to monitor to hopefully find the edges and rearrange it. You should place a dropdown menu from Window->Workspace->Center All as a new command that lays everything out from top left to right and then has the outer frame fit the bottom right of your new resolution. None of current options allows for this and I can't find my documents

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