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  1. Would like to be able to include fonts and links from linked Illustrator files when packaging an InDesign file for print

    would like to be able to collect fonts and links in linked AI and PS files when packaging an ID file for print.

    97 votes

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  2. Convert image file types in InDesign instead of Photoshop

    Rather than opening an image link in photoshop to make changes (such as converting from .TIFF to JPEG, RGB to CMYK, etc), allow InDesign to convert the images either within the program or as a package/export option.

    6 votes

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  3. Make the Package feature open by default in the same folder where the indd file is located

    Make the Package feature open by default in the same folder where the indd file is located. That is, when it's asking me which folder to place the package folder into. Currently it opens in the last folder Package feature was used to make a package.

    E.g.
    1. I have indd in C:\1\1.indd
    2. I use the Package function to make a package like C:\1\1 Folder
    3. I have another indd in C:\2\2.indd
    4. If I use the Package function now, when it first asks me which folder to put the package into, it shows me C:\1\, and I have…

    8 votes

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  4. 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.

    2 votes

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  5. How about making pantone to cmyk again like pre cs6? Adobe's lab conversion has cost us a bundle...Quark's conversion however , still works

    Adobe's pantone to cmyk conversion of 2738 C-100 M-89.86 Y-9.09 K-2.43
    Quarkexpress's pantone 2738 conversion to cmyk c-99.2 m-87.8 y-0 k-8.6
    Panton's website Pantone 2738 conversion to cmyk c-100 m-92 y-0 k-1

    3 votes

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  6. Load automatically the maximun ink (TAC) from the CMYK working space profile in the separations preview palette

    Load automatically the maximun ink (TAC) from the CMYK working space profile in the separations preview palette.

    It would be a nice feature if InDesign could load automatically the maximun ink (TAC) from the CMYK working space profile in the separations preview palette. Sometimes it is quite difficult to find that value inside the profile and if you are working with different requirements, as some prepress workshops do, having that preloaded would avooid many troubles.

    Thanks :)

    3 votes

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  7. Push Out Compensation for Perfect Binding on PDF Export

    Being able to take a facing page document and adding an amount of cross over bleed from the spine and scaling that amount from the spine to the outer trim would be invaluable to my workflow for large perfect binding books. As it is now stands, I have to separate each spread to single pages and create bleeds towards the spine and move/scale each page to allow for artwork alignment in the final printing and binding.

    2 votes

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  8. Print Preview rather than a P... or is that a d?

    I'm amazed at how complicated it is to be able to print something as simple as front cover and back cover as a spread.

    in fact, i have yet to figure that out at all.

    Is there a reason why i can't print select pages from a catalog, and see where they will land on a page?

    I feel like I'm working in Quark back in 2001. Have we made no progress in in the print dialog box since then?

    I'd like to be able to SEE the pages (from selected range) their orientation on select paper stock, and how…

    3 votes

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  9. Packaging links without duplicating them

    When packaging a job it would be great if InDesign could move rather than duplicate links to a collected folder.

    Currently after packaging a job for print and archiving I then go and delete the original files as I only need the one set. However it takes a while to sort through what I need to keep i.e. alternative images and layered images which I may need for future jobs.

    6 votes

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  10. Add a way in a book file to change the conditional text "Set" of all documents within the book at a global level.

    Please add a way in a book file to change the conditional text "Set" of all documents within the book at a global level.

    This way I can print "Product A" without having to open every document within the book and changing the "Set" to product A. Like wise for "Product B," etc.

    An alternative would be to add it o the publish/print/export presets.

    4 votes

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  11. 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

    2 votes

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  12. Print as mockup

    All designers print or export their designs with a stroke that defines the paper size. That stroke could be replaced by a fill that simulate a certain paper colour (prefs defined) and a short subtile dropshadow.
    It would be great to have in the print/export dialogbox a function that could do that for you, simulate a certain paper colour for the background and a dropshadow. Print as Mockup function

    4 votes

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  13. 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.

    2 votes

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  14. CJK typesetting in InDesign CC

    We're often receiving the inputs with Chinesh, Japanese and Korean languages, so we're reinstalling the CC with new language to handle these inputs. So it'll be good to have direct feature in InDesign to handle CJK inputs without re-installation.

    8 votes

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  15. Need to include Blacklining option

    Some of our clients requires Blacklining feature in InDesign to track the corrections between previous versions of InDesign, currently we're managing this requirement with third-part plugin, called Blacklining.

    1 vote

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  16. Vertical Justification in InDesign CC

    We'd like to include smart Vertical Justification (VJ) feature in InDesign without disturbing the leading spaces. VJ feature to be enhanced with many customized rules such as adjust the style above spaces, avoiding space adjustments between the particular styles, creating lines to adjust the base alignments at the end of each page and the facing pages.

    1 vote

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  17. REMOVING "FOLDER" WHEN PACKAGING

    I'd like to be able to package a document without having "_folder" at the end of the file name. Each time I have to go back and manually remove the name "folder". I'm sure a lot of us see this behavior as annoying.

    26 votes

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  18. how bout a built in blacklining feature that supports selective versioning (is there such a word) or cumulative viewing of text changes. Not

    how bout a built in blacklining feature that supports selective versioning (is there such a word) or cumulative viewing of text changes. Not to incopy please

    1 vote

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  19. Provide Ability to Print Selection

    Where I work, we create printed publications and also design advertisements for these publications. All of our advertisements are designed in a document using a standard InDesign template with a grid. This template is the same size as our publications and is larger than the standard letter size page dimensions that we like to print our proofs. The problem is that in order to print proofs on letter size paper, the ad must always be shrunk because of the larger document template dimensions. So, the ad always appears much small than it really is when printed. We could just simply…

    9 votes

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  20. Full Featured Mail Merge

    It would be so helpful to have a full-featured mailmerge like in Office. Specifically, being able to merge more than one unique record on a page. Postcards would be the best example.

    7 votes

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