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  1. 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…

    4 votes

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  2. 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.…

    6 votes

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  3. add a "Buttons" list in the buttons and forms palette

    When creating interactive PDFs, it would be great to have a place where I can access buttons already created without having to click through objects on my page to find out what button was created to do what. (I have some documents that require multitudes of button objects) I'd love to see a place where I can discern if a "button" is an object being used to hide/show another object or is the object BEING shown/hid. Also, having multiple interactive elements on a page seems to "crash" my docs or cause all sorts of weird issues when viewed. Is there…

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  4. Format panel: Symbols for special keys

    I use shortcuts for my paragraph formats quite structured: Command+NumPad-1 is the large headline b.e., Command+NumPad-2 the subline and Command+NumPad3 the main text. If there is an alternate version of these styles, for example a smaller variant or with a different font for certain elements I’d shortcut those with an additional Alt- or Control-key. However, a long description of a shortcut blends away the name in the Format panel – see screen shot attached. It would help if the shortcuts were shortened by displaying them (optionally) with symbols instead of key names, as shown in the second, simulated screenshot in…

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  5. please let us change default layer colors

    I would like to be able to change the default layer colors. I don't like that there are 2 shades of blue before other color options are being used. I know yellow was removed as a default layer color, but I didn't mind the yellow. So why not have us choose our own colors?

    1 vote

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  6. Ventura Stage Manager: Switch between windows key command

    Implement the key command for switching between windows in InDesign when using Ventura's Stage Manager (see https://support.apple.com/en-qa/HT213315)

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  7. Duplicate/ copy-paste object inside same group

    When I duplicate (alt+drag) an item that’s within a layer, the duplicate will be pasted outside the group in the layer panel.

    What I expect to happen is the duplicate to be pasted directly above the original, within the same group. When multiple groups are selected I expect each layer to be pasted above their original item inside each group, or ask me I i’d like to place them above each other.

    At least give us the option how this behaves in the layer panel. It’s annoyingly time consuming to have to manually put them back into the group instead…

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  8. Option to minimise titlebar (as implemented in Bridge)

    I recently noticed that in Bridge the titlebar is scaled down 50%.
    It would be good if this would be implemented in InDesign (and Illustrator and Photoshop) too.
    Being it an option in the preferences > user interface scaling would be even more practical and logical.

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  9. Make UI Scaling NOT affect document scaling

    The recently-added UI Scaling feature also scales the size my document is displayed! Why?? When I type command-1 to view my document at actual size, I expect an 8.5 x 11 page to be that size on the screen. But if I increase the scale of the UI (tools, pallets, etc.) it also increases the "actual size" scaling of my document so it's much bigger than it should be. So, in other words, the UI scaling should NOT affect the scaling of the document rulers; 1" should always be displayed at 1".

    2 votes

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  10. UI Keep Options dialog (and Keep Options in Paragraph Styles)

    Can you please change the layout of the Keep Options Dialog Box so that it is clearer for end users? Attached you find a proposal from my part.
    The differences are:
    • More space between "Keep with Previous" and "Keep with Next" + added a line in between them.

    • Keep with Previous and Keep with Next. In the original it seems like you have to check the first (Keep with Previous) and to use the second (Keep with Next).

    • Indetation of the radio buttons under "Keep Lines Together" so that it is obvious that they are both part…

    2 votes

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  11. Dark mode support for macOS InDesign in open/save dialogue windows

    When opening or saving in InDesign the dialogue window does not support dark mode when dark mode is turned on in macOS 12.5.

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  12. InDesign home screen options

    It would be great if on the InDesign home screen you could:
    • sort recent jobs by name
    • display preview icons at different sizes, and

    • have an X to remove a file from your recent jobs preview list.

    8 votes

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  13. Scroll while editing Paragraph, Character, or Object style

    I usually have "Preview" checked while I'm editing a style to see how my changes affect the paragraph and everything surrounding it. The Style Options window is often blocking much of my view, even if I move it to the side, so I have to hit OK or Cancel, scroll so I can see everything, and then go back into editing the style. It would be useful if I could scroll while the Style Options window is open, much like I can while the Find/Change window is open.

    2 votes

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  14. Put Distribute Spacing icons in the Control Bar

    I use these controls along with the align controls every day. There's no reason they can't be grouped together with the align controls in the control bar.

    I keep all my tool palettes on a second monitor, so the Align buttons in the control bar are 30" away from the Distribute Spacing icons in the Properties panel of the second monitor.

    2 votes

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  15. Add shortcut to clean up open panels

    I often lose a panel when I'm working. A shortcut and/or View menu item to rearrange open panels so they do not overlap would save me a LOT of time hunting for them.

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  16. Standardize action of Ctrl-F (should be Find/New Find, not toggle Find window)

    In ID, Ctrl-F (Cmd-F) toggles the Find/Change window open and closed.

    Only the first instance behaves in a globally correct manner, by opening the F/C window if it is closed, and placing the cursor in the "Find" field.

    Every other application of the last several decades then uses Ctrl-F to start the next new search, by placing the cursor in the Find field.

    ID instead toggles the F/C window shut, and any user conditioned (by, again, every other app in use) to start typing a new search term finds themselves typing into the document instead.

    While the Find/Change feature has…

    2 votes

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  17. View menu > Fit Page Width to Screen

    1. Add a command under the View menu—Fit Page Width to screen.

    2. When I'm editing and formatting type, I like to make the type as large as possible, but still fit the page width to the screen, so I don't have to scroll.

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  18. Maintain the Layers Panel scroll position when switching between documents.

    Maintain the Layers Panel scroll position when switching between documents.
    At the moment when you switch between documents the scroll position of the Layers Panel 'resets' to showing the top most item in the layers list.
    On documents with many layers (where the scroll bar is present) every time you switch documents you have to scroll down to find the active layer. Very unproductive.

    1 vote

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  19. Maintain the Layers Panel scroll position when switching between documents.

    Maintain the Layers Panel scroll position when switching between documents.
    At the moment when you switch between documents the scroll position of the Layers Panel 'resets' to showing the top most item in the layers list.
    On documents with many layers (where the scroll bar is present) every time you switch documents you have to scroll down to find the active layer. Very unproductive.

    1 vote

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  20. Maintain the Layers Panel scroll position when switching between documents.

    Maintain the Layers Panel scroll position when switching between documents.
    At the moment when you switch between documents the scroll position of the Layers Panel 'resets' to showing the top most item in the layers list.
    On documents with many layers (where the scroll bar is present) every time you switch documents you have to scroll down to find the active layer. Very unproductive.

    1 vote

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