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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    20 votes

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Auto speads into pages

    Sometime we have to design in spreads then output for print in pages. This means with a spread you have to add bleed to the right of a left hand page and add bleed to the left of right pages when manually breaking the pages apart.

    It would save time if Indesign 1- split all speads into pages and 2 -
    extended any image/ coloured boxes to the left/ right by the amount specified in the bleed preferences.

    4 votes

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  7. Bring Back the DPI!

    Dear Adobe,
    How could you get rid of the term DPI, especially in InDesign, and replace it with PPI?!!!! As a print designer for the last 15 years, it breaks my heart to see that the premiere software company for designers has abandoned a term that is part of the fundamental lexicon of graphic design. I am a print designer at a CA State University and it kills me that our graphic design students graduate with an BA in Art/Graphic Design without having set foot inside a print shop! Now, the software they use to layout printed pieces doesn't even…

    9 votes

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  8. Include data merge source file in package

    Include the data merge source file(.txt) when packaging a file that hasn’t been merged into a finished indesign file.

    18 votes

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  9. Export as TIFF

    Some applications often request TIFF files. Especially, when the file size exceeds PDF dimensions. The work around of export to a PDF and then to a TIFF does not work in these situations.

    31 votes

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  10. (InCopy) Include "document fonts" when packaging for InCopy

    It would be great, if the fonts could be included in a Package for InCopy.
    We often send a InCopy package for external corrections. They need the fonts to do their job properly.

    13 votes

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  11. Add .psb file format to standard importable files

    Please add the .psb file format to the list of standard importable/placable files. it's the only format Photoshop allows after a certain image size, and i use it quite often when designing big print items that are several square meters in size.

    30 votes

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  12. Mixed orientation printing within the same document

    Please consider implementing mixed orientation (auto orientation) with printing so it saves people time from having to export to PDF first then print as it is only possible through Acrobat at the moment.

    4 votes

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  13. One click page border keyline in the print dialog.

    Sometimes when printing something you want to see where the trim edge is with a keyline. Currently you have to manually put a box with keyline on every page to achieve this.

    22 votes

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  14. 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…

    2 votes

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  15. Make the »instructions.txt« file choosable when packaging

    Just add a button so that it will be possible to unclick the writing of the (often useless) instructions.txt file when packaging an InDesign file.

    63 votes

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  16. Print page

    Please consider changing the default setting on the Print Page setting from "Print All" to "Range". No one wants to Print All the pages every time you go to print pages. I cannot tell you how many times i hit print, thinking i am printing one page in the document and then realize i did not toggle "Range" and wind up running to the printer to cancel a file that is going to waste 25 sheets of paper. Please, please please change this default setting. Since i found this feature request site, I will now continue to send this request…

    6 votes

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