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  1. 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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  2. Find/Change: Leave the "Search" area the same

    When I'm doing a find/change in a "Auswahl" (in english maybe "selection"? – screenshot A), the "Search" area is always changing thereafter automatically to "Textabschnitt" (text section? - screenshot B).
    It would be great if there would be no change.

    9 votes
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  3. What about split screen for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

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

    4 votes
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  4. beeing able to save document bounds (document preferences)

    I have this problem, that my workspace layout has pallettes docked to the right screenside. With multiple document windows set to non tabbed (*see screenshot; red area), the initial opened window will extend under my pallettes (*green area), making it impossible to see the scroll bar. Also the document page isnt centered (*blue area), and objects on the pasteboard are dissapearing out of sight under my palettes (*yellow area).

    I have this covered by a start-up script with an event-listener 'afterOpen': app.layoutWindows[0].bounds = [81, 40, 1357, 1762];

    But i'd like to see this as an option. Maybe in the document…

    3 votes
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  5. macOS help search

    Hid, please enable macOS help-search feature. Like in the illustrator.

    2 votes
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  6. 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.

    4 votes
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  7. Put the Tab panel in the Text and Table section of the Window menu

    The good old Tabs are still standing strong, and they can still do stuff Tables and Character or Paragraph settings can't, like tab leader dots, align on specific characters, fill to right tabs, etc.

    But users are always looking for it under the Text and Table section in the Windows menu. I know, it might technically not behave completely like a regular window/panel. But it looks like a window, it moves like a window, so to most people it's a window...

    3 votes
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  8. Put the Stroke Styles in the Styles section of the Windows menu

    It's so simple, and so obvious.
    No one knows there are Stroke Styles (and brilliant ones) until some one tells them to look under the side menu of the Stroke window...

    3 votes
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  9. Open failed (.inlk): Dialog "Open As Copy?"

    Ever "browsed" thru a fileserver to doubleclick the document from Finder/Explorer?
    Bad for you, if that file is in use by someone else, because:
    Now you can redo the browsing within InDesign, just to access the "open as copy" within the file-open-dialog.

    What if the "No access, maybe locked."-warning can be a dialog like this: "No access, maybe locked. Try to open as Copy?"

    2 votes
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  10. The fill and stroke selectors on toolbar when in the single column option are too small.

    The fill and stroke selectors on toolbar when in the single column option are too small. By comparison in Illustrator in the same single column view they are much bigger and easier to select.

    1 vote
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  11. Make the layers right hand side squares bigger!

    Hi, might just be me, but the little squares to denote in which layer an object is in is too small, or not very co-operative.
    If I need to move something from one layer to another, I find it really difficult to hit the target right to move the item, the square is too small.

    I am not blind, its just the one element of the UI that I constantly don't get a positive result from first time, normally takes 3 attempts!

    4 votes
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  12. print-preferences should auto-sort alphabetically

    Just a thingy: Im not able to alter the order of my styles, thats fine and dandy. But then I would rather have it sorted alphabetically.

    @screenshot: See how "A1" (2) is at the bottom, where my brain want to find it at the top of the list beneath A1 (1).

    2 votes
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  13. One desktop for all pages instead of desktops for each seperate page/spread

    When copying asset(s) to the desktop you always have to search on wich pages you copied that asset(s). When all pages are on the same desktop, the copied assets are more easy to find, because they are always on one desktop.

    4 votes
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  14. Improve indexing management

    The GUI for Index item/topic management is painful to use. For instance, looking for an item means constantly having to scroll and expand/collapse items in the topic list, mainly because it is so small and secondly because it auto-collapses all the time. This UI should be in a resizable panel, a search field could quickly narrow choices.

    12 votes
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  15. Default black pasteboard option across all documents

    At present if you unselect matching the pasteboard to the theme, the only default is white. Please can we have a black option so we don't all go blind.

    1 vote
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  16. Make align/do not align to baseline be available on the text control panel at top as well as on para control panel.

    It is great how, at the top of the Indesign work area, when you choose the text portion of the control panel, you can still (at far right) access some paragraph tools (spacing, etc.); and how when you choose the para portion of the control panel, text tools are also still available at far right. Perhaps there is a reason I haven't thought out as yet why my idea hasn't been done, but I have to, I am CONSTANTLY needing to access the align/do not align to baseline tool when I'm in text mode, and I have to keep switching…

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  17. Hi. I have my panels on the right and would like them to expand to the left and collapse to the right.

    I keep my panels on the right and would like them to expand to the left and collapse to the right. This option is definitely available in Adobe Illustrator. Seems like a logical feature and probably easy to implement.

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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for making this suggestion. I tried this out on my machine. What you have in the expectation is exactly how its working, or am I missing something here. Do you have multiple monitors where you are using this, a screenshot of the issue would really help.

    Thanks
    Javed

  18. Search window

    Back in the day you could click on "Help" and search for everything and this feature would help you right away. I can't find it now and hope you will bring it back. It's the fastest way to help yourself. Please bring it back. The feature is also to be found in Photoshop.

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  19. File handling/sizing when relinking preference shouldn't be a doc preference

    This should be a setting you can choose when relinking each image. One image might need one option and another image might need the other - not just a blanket pref setting per document.

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