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  1. Properties Panel More Options

    I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
    Thanks, Julian

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html


    Adobe InDesign team

  2. Add option to ignore images or fills when drag-selecting using Direct Selection tool.

    Often dragging a select box over frame corners will pick up interior fills or images and move them when all I want is to move the frame corners or vertices.

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  3. Possibilité de masquer la barre qui ne sert à rien

    Bonjour,
    Avoir la possibilité de masquer la barre qui ne sert à rien et occupe de l'espace inutilement.
    Sur la capture d'écran, l'astuce que j'ai trouvée pour "masquer" au mieux cette barre.
    Merci !

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  4. Can we have a UI that makes it clear when InDesign is the active window?

    The current crop of CC app interfaces give no visual indication that an application frame is active if it doesn't actually overlap another one on the screen. Unless the ruler is active, there is NO visual cue to tell the user that InDesign has focus, for example, and even the ruler change is non-obvious.

    The problem is with the nonsensical suite-wide UI change that eliminated even the Windows title bar, which gives a very clear indication whether a window has focus. I assume some exec who flunked UX 101 has the idea that designers only work with one window at…

    1 vote
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  5. Implement smooth(er) scrolling on Windows

    This may well go hand-in-hand with the GPU acceleration request. Currently, mouse-wheel scrolling is stepped I fairly large increments, even when using a high-end pointing device such as the Logitech MX Master 3. This makes for significant fatigue when navigating a large document.

    The behavior in MacOS, even without GPU acceleration enabled is a LOT better. Please add some kind of control over the incriment size at least, or idially a truely 'smooth' experience. Illurtrator and Photoshop are much much better, but I spend my life in InDesign. Affinity Publisher on Windows has managed it.

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  6. Preserve zoom when selecting a PDF comment

    Selecting an imported PDF comment causes the document to zoom to fit, which in cases may result in the font size being hard to read. One can zoom in then, but when clicking on the next comment it will zoom out again. Frustrating and onerous. If the designer could control the zoom and it remained where she left it that would make using this great feature easier.

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  7. Add sliding / scrubbing value inputs like in PS

    Add the feature from the PS-GUI, where u can change values, by mouse-down on the corresponding icon and moving the cursor.

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  9. Focus the application after drag-and-drop

    Scenario: 2 monitors, on the right Bridge, on the left inDesign. When I drag-and-drop a file into a container, as expected, the linked file does change.

    Problem: inDesign doesn't focuses - Bridge remains in focus, so any shortcut key goes into this. Example, Ctrl-Z removes the last copied file... :-(

    Suggestion: focus inDesign after an external drag-an-drop is accepted.

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  10. Make the Links Panel more efficient/less work to use

    Make Links panel more usable by wrapping the information for links. For example, I can't even see most of the file path until I undock the panel and make it wide enough to view. Same with a long file name. Then you have to F around adjusting the **** columns so you can see both file name & file status. Wouldn't it make more sense to have an auto-size feature so info like this is easily viewable? Even wrap text to the next line. Also, why so much space between all the lines of info? It's a ridiculous amount of…

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  11. 'Paste Attributes' - just like in Premiere Pro

    If I have a couple of images placed on a page, if I want to match the attributes (eg. reference point, x offset, width, rotation angle, etc.) of picture B with picture A, I have to either manually remember (or copy) enter each of picture A's number and enter it into picture B's attributes, or use a script such as Equalizer.

    It would be fantastic to have something just like Premiere Pro's Paste Attributes. Using this, I could select picture A, do Edit>Copy, then select picture B, do Edit>Paste Attributes... and a dialog box would pop up asking which attributes…

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  12. Add "Reveal in Explorer" option in Windows version

    Why isn't this feature available on the Windows version of InDesign? It's always been there on the Mac version. When right-clicking on an open document's tab, there should be an option at the bottom that allows revealing the current document in Explorer.
    This feature is even available in Photoshop for both versions as well! It should have been added for feature parity long ago and it's a useful feature to have.

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  13. Floating Paragraph Rules Panel

    A floating/dockable paragraph rules panel would be helpful when having to change a file with multiple paragraph rules applied manually and not in a style. As it is now I have to select each instance and open the dialog box and change the rule settings. Also, show both rule above and below at the same time in the dialog box! Thanks!

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  14. Native fullscreen-mode on macOS

    I think InDesign (and every other CC application) should support Apples native fullscreen-mode in macOS. I can understand when some people prefer the oldschool way of just maximizing de window, but the native fullscreen-mode would be so much more convenient when working with multiple desktop spaces and would be much more consistent within macOS.

    3 votes
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  15. Drag an image directly from the links panel to the page.

    There's something i'd LOVE to see in inDesign.

    Imagine, you design a document, with different images, logos, etc. They come from libraries, folders, bridge, you name it.

    Now you realize a logo you used on page 1 needs to replace a logo on page 24. But not ALL logos. And you want to do it visually by dragging and dropping.

    You'd need to copy, paste inside, or use the relink command. And may be need to dig in your CC libraries to find it again.

    Same thing if you'd like to place it somewhere else. You have all your links…

    11 votes
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  16. "Remove Frame" option

    If you have several items that are grouped together in a frame, it can be difficult to edit them. You have to cut them out of the frame to ungroup them.

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  17. Discrete Zoom vs. Resize Multi-touch Gesture Preferences

    Currently the enable/disable Multi-touch Gestures preferences turn on and off all multi-touch gestures, including multitouch resizing of content and interface actions, such as zoom. It would be great to have an option to preserve multi-touch UI gestures, such as zoom separate from enabling resizing of content. For example, it would be useful to be able to zoom in and out with multitouch in any area without having it actually affect content.

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  18. Removal modal warnings when opening a document.

    Such as missing links, fonts, etc. Perhaps a docked issues panel once the document is open, but modals block the loading, and if you happen to be opening several old documents at the same time... Also the one that needs attention inevitably pops under the one that says the document is loading. Just remove them all and find another way to give the user feedback.

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  19. Zoom using only Scroll Wheel / Pan with the middle mouse button

    Today, the majority of softwares have a simply rule regarding using a mouse: scroll wheel to zoom in/out and middle button and pan with middle button clicked.
    Simply like that.
    So why only PS has the option to use the scroll wheel as zoom and the other softwares from the Adobe CC don't?
    And why all the softwares in the Adobe CC doesn't the option to use the scroll wheel to zoom without pressing Alt and pan without the need to use the Spacebar.
    If those features are implemented, most people that already use Adobe products will love it!

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  20. Split screen on mac os

    please allow split screen view on the MAC OS. I am constantly working across programs like indesign and word and this would be very helpful

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