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  1. dimensions lines, lines to show size between points

    It would be nice nice to have a line tool or a text box that you can link to a line that shows the height or width of a line so you can create easy dimensions lines for products as we oftun need to provide dimentions and sometime they change so you need to change the text box value each time as well.

    It should be CAD style feature please see reference image

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  2. Alphabetize Print Presets

    When I create print presets they are in order of the first one created to the last. I have many and it makes it difficult to find the one I am looking for. If they automatically sorted alphabetically that would make my life so much easier!

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  3. Batch "enable profiles for all linked images" option

    There should be an easy way to batch "enable all ICC profiles" for linked images in an opened document.
    Today, the only way to do this is by changing each image individually. Alternatively, you can force an ICC profile mismatch before opening the file, and then enable all profiles while assingning the correct ICC, which it can lead to errors.

    For those whose workflow is based on PDF/X-4, it is crutial to activate the ICC profiles for all the linked images in every InDesign document.
    And since the default behavior for InDesign is to ignore the ICC profile while placing…

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  4. Change the font size of the page information when printing out a page. This is too small at 6 pt.

    We do thousands of imprints that have all the job number, customer PO and imprint info on the file name. We are converting from qk to indesign. Quark 's title page information uses much larger font and is at the top of the page when printed out which is much more convenient.

    We want to be able to identify the document quickly!

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  5. Allow saving importing and exporting Proof Setup settings (Also include Colour blindness settings)

    InDesign is usually the final step in creating a publication where the changes can be made. It is therefore important to view a document, especially if intended for print, with correct proof settings. In Photoshop it is possible to save Proof settings, but in InDesign this is not possible (I wish they were interchangeable)

    Comparing Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign you see that there is less and less possibilities to have control which is ironic because often you would not know the output intent until you come to InDesign, and you may also have assets that are to be used for…

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  6. Break the table straddle rules (borders)

    Often we're receiving the feedback from our internal clients that table rule to be splitted whenever the tables are having multiple heads (attached the screen shot). Currently we unable to achieve this, need to fix in InDesign to fix this feedback.

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  7. Print Preview Dialogue Box

    The small print preview in the print dialogue box was recently changed to a light grey, making it harder at first glance to discern page from background. Can you please allow changing it back to dark grey be a preferences option

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  8. XML Workflow – InDesign need to improve much

    We're facing huge difficulties in InDesign while handling the XML structure in InDesign, but it's good in FrameMaker. After importing the XML files in InDesign, no control is available in InDesign to validate the XML coding structure, also allowing the users to easily tamper the XML coding. Due to this limitation, XML extracting from InDesign are not actually correct and users need to fine-tune the same and spending huge time to correct. So current XML features to be improved much.

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  9. Restore the page overlay display in the print dialog.

    I previous version of InDesign and the initial releases of InDesign 2017, you could see quite clearly what would print on the selected sheet size. In the latest update as of Aug 2017, if I change a sheet from letter to legal that has been printed previously, letter is still selected in the dialog, but due to the preview sheet being legal and cannot see that there is a size mismatch without going through the individual dialogs. For reference, the portion of the document that would not be within the printable region showed as a different shade of grey, whereas…

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  10. package indesign containing other indesign documents linked

    I've a INDD doc containing several INDD docs linked. When I do package, if I select the make IDML option, only the main doc is saved as this, not the linked docs. I need to manual convert each doc (or open all docs and batch convert).

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  11. selection tool & printing

    Canon Printer support team helps you with the latest Canon printer driver and software packages for devices troubleshooting and answers.

    The Canon support is divided into two major areas. On the one hand, you will find the customer service for private users and the so-called consumer products; on the other hand there is the support for business solutions. As a private user, you have a variety of ways to contact Canon, should you have questions about your printer.

    https://printersupportme.com/canon-printer-support

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  12. selection tool & printing

    Canon Printer support team helps you with the latest Canon printer driver and software packages for devices troubleshooting and answers.

    The Canon support is divided into two major areas. On the one hand, you will find the customer service for private users and the so-called consumer products; on the other hand there is the support for business solutions. As a private user, you have a variety of ways to contact Canon, should you have questions about your printer.

    https://printersupportme.com/canon-printer-support

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  13. Please start using the standard path location of files. I'm struggling with data merge handling thousands of images, which I would love to d

    Please start using the standard path location of files. I'm struggling with data merge handling thousands of images, which I would like to structure. Now I have to place all images within the main project folder, which makes it really messy.

    This is not the way it should work, especially as we use this document on several different computer - which would make us change the master data every time we work with it.
    C:/path/path/path/path/indesignproject/images/image.jpg

    Ideal would be to follow the standard OS paths which would make it work on the computer your opening the project on without having to…

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  14. Remove plug in

    I used an add-on module for years that I will not need anymore. Without the current version of this plugin, I can not package the files anymore. Therefore, I would like to permanently remove the plug-in from the file. For that I can not find a solution, except to first create an IDML file.
    I'm looking for a simpler solution, because I have several hundred files that are equipped with the module.

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  15. The A4 size

    The size of the A4 pages are not accurate. Normal size is 11.0x8.3 inches. Also since printers don't print all the way to the edge the documents go out of whack to try to adjust. I'm making a theatrical program for a school project and have had to get very creative with my solutions, wasting a lot of paper in the process.

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  16. How do I reset HP Printer Is Offline error within my Printer?

    The HP printer’s Drum unit is a separate consumable unit that usually should be replaced after the use of 3 to 4 toner cartridges. If you possess a HP laser printer and getting a Replace Drum message on display of your printer, then it might be the right time to get a new drum. In order to track usage, your HP printer utilizes a page counter, which must be reset manually whenever a new drum is installed. If resetting doesn’t perform successfully, then you may face HP Printer Is Offline error. However, the online experts are only one call away…

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  17. When printing a postscript file - i.e. file - print - postscript file - filename becomes last saved - it should allow for preserve filename

    When printing a postscript file - i.e. file - print - postscript file - filename becomes last saved - it should allow for preserve filename or automatically use the document name

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  18. Presset layers for every new document ad indesign

    add indesign i use every day and every document the the same layers like for backround, images,cutting knife and many more bud i need to add every new document the layers over en over .

    i would like to have a option to like presset the layers for the new document.
    so i don't have to add them every time

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  19. Bring back IMPO

    the basic Imposition indesign had many years ago was helpful. Especially variable data files

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  20. Add items during packaging

    I hope you can also include additional files during packaging. When we package files, we usually include 3 PDF files (Print Quality for Readers, with Bleed for the Printer, and Low Quality for uploading online. In addition to the PDF files, we add another file which is the cover of the publication in JPEG format. Hope this will be added in the future. Thanks.

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