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  1. 1 vote
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  2. [Feature request] Please add "Page Flip" to presentation mode

    Please add a "Page Flip" feature to the presentation mode in Adobe indesign. Something like this: https://pageflip-books.com/#meetpageflip/page/4-5 ...

    Adding the ability to turn/flip pages in a multipage document, it will enhance the user experience. When clients are seated next to the designer, it will also improve customer satisfaction.

    4 votes
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  3. Display progress bar for long operations

    When working with a big document, there are many operations that take a very long time. For example, generating a TOC, deleting pages that cause text to reflow, etc. Tasks that happen almost instantly with reasonably sized documents can take many minutes when we get into 500+ pgs.

    Currently we only see a spinning beachball (mac) when we get stuck in a long task. There's no way to determine whether it's just going to take a long time, or if indesign is completely locked up. The system sees it as "application not responding," but a lot of times patience pays…

    4 votes
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  4. Workspace Default Setting

    Every time I open inDesign, it resets to the "Essentials" workspace, and I have to select my saved workspace. It would be nice to be able to set a Default Workspace so it will open every time in the one I need.

    8 votes
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  5. Clear/erase "recent file" list.

    Untill the new open/splah dialog, the recent file list wasn't a problem.
    It was hidden into the File menù, and was almost impossible to see it.

    Now with the new open / splash screen everyone is able to watch the document you opened previously.
    In some occasion this is not that nice, especially if you work for someone and some of them competitors...

    It could be useful to introduce an "erase recent document" at the end of the list in the File->Recent file menu.
    As many other softwares has.

    5 votes
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  6. FULL SCREEN WORK MODE

    Much needed is a full screen work mode, which will be the same as "Normal" mode, but will hide the window borders and menus.
    Same thing as what happens in Photoshop when you hit F or in Lightroom when you hit ****+F

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  7. Removal/editing of the dumb "When in doubt, make a layout" line.

    God, that's such a stupid thing to see every time I open InDesign. How about a checkbox for "Hide greeting message"?

    3 votes
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  8. Align to page when only one object is selected

    It would be helpful if the align command defaulted to align to page when only one object is selected. There is no risk of confusion as an object cannot be aligned with itself :)

    This would remove a lot of unnecessary switching back and forth in the align options, as the default use case at least for me is align to selection.

    3 votes
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  9. mobile application

    I have been looking at switching to a mobile first workflow for a while now and technology is starting to catch up, which I am super excited about! One thing that seems to be missing is a replacement for InDesign so that I don't have to rely on my Macbook for creating the kinds of documents that you can create in InDesign. It would need to be modernized and have an improved workflow that would be enhanced by the nature of mobile computing devices. I would love to see Adobe get something like this out there soon!

    2 votes
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  10. Save INDD file in previous version INDD (e.g. CC 2019 can save in CC 2018)

    It would be great if InDesign can save INDD file in previous version INDD (e.g. CC 2019 can save in CC 2018). Yes, I know about IDML but it's not exactly what I need.

    4 votes
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  11. Animated InDesign icon in Apple Doc

    When I print documents on a laser printer using the menu item "Print", the InDesign program icon in the Apple Doc is animated. You can see exactly what the progress is with an animated bar. It would be great if this animated progress bar could also be seen when exporting to PDF. Also as the sum of all background processes. THANK YOU!

    3 votes
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  12. Story editor maximum line width

    It would be great to have a maximum line width, perhaps a maximum number of characters per line, for the story editor (in both InDesign and InCopy).

    This is most useful when writing when the story editor is docked on a large monitor. It seems to be best for readability to work with lines of 64 to 80 characters, and at the moment the text simply flows to the entire width of the window.

    The current behaviour could be available by setting the maximum number of characters per line to 0, for example. Also, I envision that if there is…

    1 vote
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  13. Galley view in InDesign

    It would be great to have galley view in InDesign, like the one already available in InCopy. This provides a way to work with the many features of the story editor while seeing line breaks within the text as they appear in the layout.

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  14. Select all hyperlinks including the nested ones

    I wish for it to be possible to select all hyperlinks at once, including the nested (multiple) ones.
    We have a lot of multiple hyperlinks in our books which get nested in the hyperlinks window. Since the hyperlinks are mostly placed through scripts I need to check if the links are around the correct words (for exhample in in-text citations like Rowling, 1997 the 7 isn't part of the link). I check them by selecting all hyperlinks, editing them and giving them a visual border and then switching through the whole book with GREP.
    My problem is: If I try…

    1 vote
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  15. Show Ink Manager settings in the Swatches panel

    Show Ink Manager settings in the Swatches panel

    Whenever we use Ink Manager to convert spot colors to process colors (1) or define one spot color as alias for another (2), this should be visualized in the Swatches panel so whoever edits the INDD can immediately spot (ha!) that changes have been made and fix them if needed (instead of shedding tears over inexplicable output results).

    (1) Replace the spot icon by a “ink-managed” process icon that can be distinguished from the “native” process icon.

    (2) Replace the spot icon by the alias icon from the Ink Manager dialog.
    Make…

    5 votes
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  16. Option to disable corner rotation widget

    Although the corner rotation widget is very practical, it gets in the way often, especially when working with smaller elements. Instead of resizing the item rotates.

    Therefore I would like to plead for an option to turn this corner rotation widget off. This way scaling / resizing becomes available better, zooming in and out will be reduced which is more efficient.

    1 vote
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  17. Add Equation Editor

    Please add Equation Editor, because it is very essential in publishing, utilising the mirroring feature in opentype, in order to serve RTL scripts. However Adobe had provided the world with pioneer programs and very excellent design tools, but unfortunately they still too late in this field.

    11 votes
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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. Show version number in Windows

    The version number is always visible in the top of the application window on MacOS since CC 2018. However it is not present in the Windows version of InDesign or InCopy.

    This is a great tool when you are troubleshooting and I would love to see it in the Windows versions as well.

    4 votes
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  20. Wait until I've pressed OK in Step and Repeat before popping up the "Out of Bounds" warning

    When using step and repeat, the first thing you enter is the Count. But the distance values are from the last transformation, so sometimes the value there and the Count you enter trigger the "out of bounds" warning when you press tab to exit the "Count" field and move on to the distances. Yes yes, I know, but I haven't had a chance to fill out the new distance yet.

    So I then have to tab over to the distances, adjust those, and shift+tab back to the count. Why must I get a popup stopping me when I haven't actually…

    1 vote
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