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  1. Shortcut for active text frame out port click

    Looking for a shortcut that would act the same as clicking on the out port of the active text frame. Rather than having to click on the tiny icon in the bottom right corner, a keystroke would speed this process up.

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  2. Add a PDF Export page to the Preferences dialog

    A small offering of PDF Export preferences to include basic defaults and the option to include/exclude certain settings (i.e., page range, view) in a preset.

    1 vote
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  3. Ai panel and short cut automation

    A workflow efficiency feature based on user behaviour and pointer travel distance the Adobe product suggests to relocate and add panels that would reduce the klicks and mouse movements, show and construct keyboard short cuts to speed up the work flow for you.

    1 vote
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  4. Copy GREP styles from one Paragraph Style to another

    Copy GREP Styles from one Paragraph Style to another

    22 votes
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  5. Better place for Alignment in Paragraph Style editor

    Alignment is in the tab 'Indents & Spacing' - not very logical - I have to search for it all the time (not a daily InDesign user).

    Suggestion: replace the Justification tab by 'Aligment & Justification''.

    And in the dialog itself, the alignment has to chosen from a pull down menu.
    Why not the icons as used in the toolbar (and a pull down for the extra options)?

    1 vote
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  6. Make PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keyboard keys maintain consistent position of page in the viewport

    If I click the little Previous/Next Page buttons at bottom left of screen, I can cycle through pages, and the position of the page within the window stays the same throughout the process. This is great and very helpful when flipping through a book quickly.

    But if hit PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN on the keyboard, it seems to SCROLL the document position up/down by some numerical value, with no regard to the position of the page being displayed.

    It would be logical and helpful if PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN had exactly the same effect as the PREVIOUS/NEXT page…

    28 votes
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  7. Solo Mode for Properties Panel

    Okay, I love the new Properties panel, and the fact that it is a work in progress. As it gets longer, instead of scrolling too much, could there be an option of putting the sections of the Properties panel into Solo Mode similar to Lightroom?

    1 vote
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  8. Interface much too small

    interface too small

    Indesign cc 14.0.1
    windows 10 1803
    Dell XPS15

    14 votes
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  9. Alt shortcuts T-E-T

    ALT T-E-T used to activate 'Change to Title Case' but now it doesn't make it. Is this an error?

    2 votes
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  10. I want "Turn Off Tooltips" back

    I hate it that every time I update InDesign, I have to see all these hover boxes that want to walk me through what's new in this version. This always happens when I'm in a hurry and I just want to do something without having to wait for the Clippy-like helper box to dismiss itself. If I want to know what's new in the current version, I know I can find that information. These 'helper' tips are annoying beyond belief.

    3 votes
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  11. Align & Distribute Objects with Keyboard Shortcuts

    Implement the keyboard shortcuts that are already used for this exact feature from Adobe XD!

    CMD, CTRL, arrows (mac)
    CTRL, shift, arrows (pc)
    Up aligns top, down aligns bottom, left aligns left, right aligns right.

    CMD, CTRL M (mac) / shift M (pc)
    Align horizontally (m for middle)

    CMD, VTRL C (mac) / shift C (pc)
    Align vertically (c for centre)

    CMD, CTRL, V (mac) / CTRL, shift V (pc) Distribute vertically

    CMD, CTRL, H (mac) / CTRL, shift H (pc) Distribute horizontally

    2 votes
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  12. Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

    This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

    157 votes
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  13. Edit Variable dialog: highlight Text text box first instead of variable name to work faster

    In the Edit Variables dialog box, It would work faster on a daily basis if the third text box, named Text, would be the one highlighted for change. In a context where you define all your templates then reuse them, when you use variables, it is only to change them. So most used text box is the third one in the Edit variable dialog box.

    We would save a lot of time if, when we click to edit a variable, the 3rd text box is highlightes for change.

    2 votes
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  14. Improve style panels

    Three things that would be amazing for the styles panels (we use a lot of styles, so managing them better would be a huge boon):

    1) Snap the current folder you're in to the top of the panel once it scrolls out of view, so it's easy to close the folder you're in once you're done.

    2) Include some way of viewing the "based on" hierarchy all at once rather than having to go into a style's properties to see what's contingent on what.

    3) Have labelling and filtering as per photoshop's layers panel - so you can find and…

    2 votes
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  15. Searchable keyboard shortcuts (as per Illustrator)

    Could we get a searchable keyboard shortcuts interface like Illustrator's? It's really handy for rapidly changing keyboard shortcut settings.

    12 votes
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  16. Alternative GUI

    An optional GUI or shell that really simplifies basic actions for beginners. Easier handling of image placement and adjustments.

    1 vote
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  17. Responsive palette sizing

    It would be nice if palettes would resize more intelligently.

    Having the Swatches palette shrink down to 2 swatches high while having 3 pages of empty space in the Pages palette or having to click through all of the states of Align to access Distribute because I had to collapse it enough scroll down 5 spreads is annoying.

    Having some form of dynamic sizing with priority given to cursor:hover (perhaps weighted by which tool or object is selected.... priority to relevant palettes) seems like it might help.

    1 vote
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  18. Downloading Workspaces

    I have a personal account with custom workspaces. I would like to be able to I go to work for someone else in their office, using their account, and easily download my workspaces from the Cloud. This feature request is for all Adobe apps, not just InDesign.

    4 votes
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  19. Manage Recent Files List - It's useless if you run a Book operation!

    The Recent Files list gets FILLED UP with chapter files if I run a Book operation. All my other projects get pushed off the list, even though all I did was re-paginate a book. This makes the Recents list useless! Please fix this!

    The Recent Files list MUST BE MANAGEABLE if it is to be useful. Files get "touched" for very trivial reasons, sometimes just to look at something in the file. This results in an almost random listing of Recents. Please understand how a Recents list can be useful -- don't just blindly list files by "changed date".

    5 votes
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  20. More intuitive Page move UI

    Pages palette:
    In a non facing pages document, when moving a page, the indicator line for the destination is shown beside a page. I would expect it above/beneath a page.

    2 votes
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