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  1. Command Line

    I think this feature would make all Adobe products so much faster, easier to use, and more efficient. Something where you could turn it off and on and type your command, or a custom alias, and immediately activate the tool or menu item you want. It could just be something you toggle in the Window menu and that could appear at the top of the screen under the upper toolbar.

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  2. Set Grid in double page documents new for every page

    In double page documents, the grid overlaps the gutter, which sometimes makes it hard to use the grid on the right side, when the right side starts with half a grid box or 3/4 or whatever.

    IT would be nice if you could choose between overlapping and starting the grid from zero at the page on the right side.
    It would also be VERY helpful if you could turn the visibility of the grid off outside of the pages because all the lines make the view so "noisy".
    AND it would be helpfull to be able to adjust the transparency…

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  3. Dictionaries and Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillic scripts Hide

    I would welcome the ability to hide all unused dictionaries in Indesign. Also, it would be nice to be able to hide Japanese, Chinese and Cyrillic in the font menu. It's just insane scrolling sometimes and not UX like at all.

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  4. Selected Page Count in InDesign's Pages Panel

    Please add a visible count of selected pages in the Pages panel.

    This could be displayed on hover or added to the existing status text - "X pages in Y spread".

    This feature would replace the current, less intuitive method of calculating page count via "move pages" for instance.
    Potential use-cases:

    • Quick calculations of chapter lengths.
    • Determining page ranges for specific paper types, e.g., those requiring division into 16 pages.

    Please consider adding this feature to improve InDesign's functionality.

    I provided a very quick mockup for how this could be shown.

    Thank you.

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  5. Copy Info: File Name

    Would love to see an option added in the 'Copy Info' dropdown in the links panel for copying only the filename.

    Super handy for searching old drives for images in large catalogues or for relinking etc.

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  6. RESIZING THE DOCUMENT WINDOW!!!!!

    I shouldn't have to re-size the window EVERY time I open the app, or a document -- and even if you can't fix that, it shouldn't be so hard to re-size the **** thing! I'm sick of having to spend five minutes every time I open the app just getting the window to be the shape and size that I want! On Mac, moving the mouse to the lower right corner (which I have to do to resize the **** window) causes a contextual menu to pop up if I don't grab fast enough. Even if I do get ahold…

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  7. UI setting grayed out/can't use at necessary screen resolution

    I use a very large TV monitor, so I can see all my work, and as such, the screen res is higher, but your UI scaling feature is grayed out, and info says it's because of my screen res, so does not allow those settings. It's the only software I own that does not enlarge UI along with everything else. Do you not think that if we need a larger screen, we don't also need a larger interface??? We are not all squinting at laptops when we design books. As such, I can't make out the panel and menu options/…

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  8. When you create a new layer, it should be selected

    It doesn't make any sense to create a new layer and not have it selected. Obviously, if I'm creating a new layer, I want to put stuff on it. Make newly created layers selected automatically. For once, Illustrator gets this right and InDesign gets it wrong.

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  9. Drag Edited Images in Lightroom Directly to InDesign which automates Export and Creates Shadow File Folder Structure of Edited Files.

    Drag Edited Images in Lightroom Directly to InDesign which automates Export and Creates "Shadow File Folder Structure" of Exported Edited Files. This would allow easy Image Navigation for visually identifying assets from Lightbox environment and directly linking them to INDD files without the cumbersome and redundant step of Exporting and then searching for exported file in FINDER. This is a no brainer for LR IND Integrated workflows! Please prioritize!

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  10. Please expand "Save As" filename box

    Why is the "Save As" box so small? I work with long filenames and having to scroll horizontally to append them every time I save a file is a pain.

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  11. More responsive UX on macOS

    Many macOS users will agree that InDesign feels veery laggy compared to other apps (like Affinity Publisher for example). I really wish you could finally implement a more responsive UI with native macOS UI components instead of scroll views that scroll like it's 1999! :)
    Adobe XD is a really good example of what I mean by "responsive" UX on macOS. I understand that XD is much younger than InDesign, but if you don't want to miss out on the next generation of graphic designers, you should really do something about it.

    P.S.: I can't speak for the Windows people.…

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  12. Add a setting to make horizontal scrolling / zoom with mouse wheel match operating system

    In Windows, holding shift while scrolling scrolls horizontally and holding ctrl while scrolling zooms in / out.

    I would like to be able to the same behavior in InDesign so I do not have to consciously change how I navigate documents when using adobe products

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  15. Add a 'Change all buttons to Rollover State' on Buttons and Forms panel

    When creating buttons with rollover states we currently have to manually click each button and select the rollover state on the panel window to adjust the formatting.

    There is an option to reset back to Normal State – but not the reverse. Having this extra option would mean less time checking each individual button rollover format is correct and less chance of missing out buttons when changing formatting between normal and rollover states.

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  16. In the save dialogue box in Windows add a show all option so we can see what's in the folder.

    We see empty folders instead of files in our folders. We don't have the option as it's not programmed into the save dialogue - hopefully this will change :)

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  17. Shift key to select multiple objects like in Illustrator Layer window

    Shift key to select multiple objects like in Illustrator Layer window.

    For now I have to select each object one by one and can't do shift select with the upper most object in the layer window and then select all with the lowest in the list via shift to select them in between.

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  18. Frame handles that don't include stroke as in Illustrator

    It is possible to uncheck 'Dimensions include stroke weight' so that dimensions show the actual size of the element (box, circle etc.) regardless of the stroke weight and stroke alignment. But the frame-selection and -handles still align with the outside of the stroke, which I find a bit frustrating, when I for example want to resize objects to align with, and snap to the edge of other objects or guides. Please change this, so it is consistent with how it works in Illustrator, which I think is how most people would expect it to work.

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  19. Option to group and\or collapse pages

    We should be able to group pages and collapse them, for a cleaner more organized flow.

    My use case - I'm working on a book (not using the "create book" option since it's exteremly flawed) that has an intro of 50 pages.
    I'm done designing those 50 pages, and now I want to "forget" about them and collapse them, so I can focus on other pages, and also get to them quicker without needing to scroll through all those pages.

    This could be done by grouping the intro and having the option to collapse it, or by adding the collapse…

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  20. Change text & add button on message window when trying to close a file while background task is running

    When you try to close a file while a background task is running you get a warning (Screenshot A). The word "cancel" appears there 4 times, so a fast reader would think clicking on "Cancel" will cancel something. But that's wrong. If you click on "Cancel", the window is closing. Nothing else.

    So please change the button to "Close" (and in the German version to "Schließen" instead of "Abbrechen") to make clear nothing is cancelled.

    In addition to that it would be nice to have a second button that helps the user to get directly to the background task panel.…

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