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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Clear Overrides in Proprieties Panel

    Proprieties panel is great, for text boxes however we need a little more in the text styles section, like a clear overrides button from the paragraph styles window

    2 votes
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  4. Desc: A pref to turn off Adobe cheesy marketing headlines on Open screen–Why?: Chesy mktng dsnt wrk on designers

    I suspect this "feature" wasn't tested. I can't believe I'm the only one distracted from work with OMG every time I open the app. Please make it stop.

    2 votes
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  5. In Mojave Dark mode: let window bar be dark instead of light.

    At this moment the window bar is light, only when application frame is selected everything is darkened.

    2 votes
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  6. visibility of the Colorsetting in menu bar

    I often work in different color settings for newspaper printing or offset printing. It seems convenient to me if I can see the current color setting as a notification in the menu bar. Also usefull for other applications as well like Illustrator and Photoshop.

    1 vote
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  7. "arrange document"

    Enhanced 'Arrange Documents' features

    It would be very helpful if one could apply keyboard shortcuts to 'Arrange Documents' options (Consolidate All, Tile All in Grid, Tile All Vertically, etc.) It would also be awesome if we could save our own frequently used layouts.

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  8. 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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  9. Allow multiple bookmarks to be dragged at once to reorder in bookmarks panel

    In the Bookmarks panel, you can select multiple bookmarks simultaneously, but you can't then do anything with them. It would be nice to be able to move several bookmarks at once when reordering.

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  10. Panels minimized at start up

    When InDesign starts up all the panels are minimzed. I have to click "Reset Workspace" to make them appear maximized again.

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  11. Toolbar

    My toolbar is located on the right because I'm righthanded and placing it on the right means shorter distances when using the mouse. This means less stress on shoulders and arms.

    I have an idea to choose a tool even faster, while creating more workspace and less use of the mouse.

    What about a specific key (combination) useable for your non mouse hand (eg.ctrl+shift), to make the toolbar appear directly under the cursor. When you use the same key (combination) again or after you have chosen a tool, the toolbar closes.

    This way you will create more space in your…

    1 vote
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  12. Flash Drive

    I think adding a feature to allow for flash drives to be used would be beneficial. Whenever I have to use Indesign I have to place a picture instead of just opening the file from my flash drive. It doesn't work when you want to use the picture as the main focus for an invitation.

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  13. Defining a new condition directly in the F/R window.

    Adding the possibility of defining a new condition directly in the F/R window, similarly as in the case of adding character styles.

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  15. fix the application frame bug on the mac that cause panels not to appear

    I generally do not have my application frame turned on. I know this is a PC thing, but just not natural on a Mac. Often if I donʻt have application frame turned on, many of the panels like layers simply wonʻt display no matter what I do. This seems like a bug to me.

    Also there is a bug where the item dot in a layer is not visible so you canʻt move an item easily to another layer. You have to rebuild preferences to get the dot to show again. Again another bug Adobe should be fixing before addin…

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  16. show CMYK/RGB at header panel

    please make the top panel of each opened document show whether it's in CMYK or RGB space (like photoshop does).
    now when i want to know, i must go deep in menu.

    thanks!

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  17. Remove (or give option to remove) font information from Contextual Properties style dropdown

    The font name/weight/size information now included in the properties dropdown adds a lot of visual clutter without being particularly useful for finding desired styles.

    For example, in a typical document I have multiple styles that all use the same font name/weight/size, but differ greatly in other settings-- some are bullets, some have an inset, some have specific nested styles, etc etc. THAT'S what's important about them, not the fact that they share a font name/weight/size.

    In addition, because the style name and the style attributes are shown in the same font size/weight in the menu, it's harder to scan down…

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  18. Autocomplete style names typed into styles dropdown in properties window

    The new contextual properties window would be much handier if the dropdown window had an autocomplete ability similar to what's currently available in the Quick Apply window. The current implementation doesn't save any time, as you still have to navigate through the various options to find the one you want-- something I find more challenging to do thanks to the additional clutter of the font name/weight/point size being included in the dropdown.

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  19. 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.

    3 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.

    5 votes
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