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  1. Make Indesign UI bigger

    People have been complaining for years about Indesign's hard to see UI and the inability to make adequate changes. Why is it 2020, and this issue is still unresolved? I shouldn't have to change my Windows UI to make it better, which by the way it doesn't. Attached pic of my display at the recommend UI setting of 250% on a 15 inch screen.

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  2. Add the ability to remove or change the position of the 'home' button in the top left

    It would be helpful to be able to move this button as it's so close to 'file' - accidental clicks of it can be irritating. I realize you can use Alt > F to open File, but often a click is easier.

    2 votes
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  3. More space for document name when saving

    When saving a file, the "save" or "save as" space for giving a name to a document is often too small, as it only fits about 32 characters. 64 characters would be a nice number, so every name would fit without having to scroll.

    In our production flow, we have to name our documents with the client number, the project name, the type of visual, the size, the language and, when it's ready to print, the number of copies. Our documents are often between 30 and 50 character long.

    1 vote
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  4. Revamp the OpenType UI


    1. Revamp or build an OpenType Panel.

    2. Teaching to use lower case #s (Old Style Figures), contributing to typographic awareness, etc. re https://ilovetypography.com/2014/10/22/better-ui-for-better-typography-adobe-petition/

    5 votes
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  5. Bring back Click-and-Drag character and paragraph interface

    The scale scrubbers on the control panel/menus that allowed us to click and drag to adjust character size, tracking, line spacing, etc. were invaluable. It allowed us to see the changes as we were making them. Please bring them back! It takes me about eight times as long to lay out text now.

    2 votes
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  6. Display document size

    Similar to photoshop, It would be very useful if you could see your document size on the bottom of InDesign next to the Horizontal Scrollbar.

    No need to waste your time going to File>Document Setup

    1 vote
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  7. Please reinstate this feature: Cmd-H to hide program with no open documents

    In InDesign, you can’t hide the program with Cmd-H when no documents are open any more.
    It’s a feature I use a lot, and has suddenly stopped working. As far as I know it has been there since the beginning.
    Why on earth someone thought it was a good idea to remove this is beyond me.

    2 votes
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  8. We have an urgent need for the media controllers to return.

    Currently the interactive PDF user has no way to replay/rewind/advance videos!

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  9. Add ''SAVE ALL'' and ''CLOSE ALL'' into INDESIGN ''File MENU''

    Add ''SAVE ALL'' and ''CLOSE ALL'' into INDESIGN ''File MENU''. Using Indesign for years and years, I never see that the shortcut exists ! And past many time saving or cloqsing file by file. Don't you thik it could be a great idea to code it inthe FILE MENU of Indesign... It could be great when using Books and many files at the same time.

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  10. No option to hide the Application Bar in 2020

    I noticed in 2020 there is no longer the menu option under the Window menu to hide the Application Bar. I'm not sure why this was removed, for people who don't use it it's just in the way and unnecessary especially when you're trying to use InDesign on a small screen, every inch of screen space counts. Im sure there are people out there that use it, and that's great, I'm sure they find it useful in someway, but we all use the application differently so please allow us the ability to turn it on and off.

    3 votes
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  11. Make an option for "freezing" document window during searches

    Currently, when executing a series of finds, a document with spreads will jump around within a window, even if view is set to "fit spread in window," as described in this post:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/searching-a-file-in-indesign-causes-the-spread-to-jump-all-over-the-place/m-p/11118210?page=1#M185629

    The expected behavior is that the page where the text is found should be centered on the page. That does not work with spreads. If panels are open on the side of the window, found text can frequently be hidden from view.

    So I believe there is a bug with the expected behavior. But it would be even better than the expected behavior if there were a…

    4 votes
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  12. Recent document list remembers templates

    The recent documents feature (File > Open Recent > [list of recent files]) seems to be based on files saved, not files opened. If I open a template if does not get added to the recent files. I might open the same template five times a day, but it never appears in the Open Recent list. This should be corrected or an option to include recent templates added in Preferences > File Handling. See example.

    3 votes
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  13. Add Scrubby/ Animated Zoom

    This has been requested since 2017 with no comment, and this is one of the most basic and urgent features - especially considering the fact the Photoshop and Illustrator - which are tightly linked to InDesign - do have this feature.

    Illustrator should have the option for Scrubby/Animated zoom.
    If I'm not mistaken, this already exists for Mac users, but not for PC users.

    This is beyond frustrating and should be at least addressed by an Adobe representative.

    Thank you, and I hope this will be fixed soon.

    2 votes
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  14. Single page view

    A simple request, single page view without other pages on the screen.

    Trying to focus on the layout on one page when I can see the others drives me crazy.

    1 vote
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  15. New Menu-> Window->Workspace "Center All" to Place Entire Document and Windows Centered Between Resolutions from Laptop to Large Monitor

    I am currently stuck, I can't see my document because I took my laptop from my monitor to my bed. This happens in many Adobe products. I need to either relaunch and hope or maybe go back to monitor to hopefully find the edges and rearrange it. You should place a dropdown menu from Window->Workspace->Center All as a new command that lays everything out from top left to right and then has the outer frame fit the bottom right of your new resolution. None of current options allows for this and I can't find my documents

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  17. Fix the defaults

    People rarely go into preferences and change the defaults. So for them it’s important to have good default values from the start. For people who know how to change the defaults it’s helpful if those defaults start out with the right values.

    I’m talking about the font size and leading increments and kerning/tracking value increments. Why would the default increment be two points for font size and leading, not one? Does Adobe think we want to make it faster to greatly increase the point size at the expense of not being able to dial in the exact point size size…

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  18. Adobe InDesign Android Professional Version

    Now Adobe InDesign Also should Have Provide new platform for Android Professional Version for InDesign User. Now Android is also big platform such as e.g windows Nd MAC user lovers.

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  19. Ability to make frame handles larger

    Ability to make frame handles larger to enable better user experience when adjusting boxes using a touch screen. They are too small at the moment for accurate grabbing.

    2 votes
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  20. Just want to turn off the Home Bar

    I want to be able to turn off the annoying home bar at the top (the unhideable application frame thing).

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