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  1. Revision Lines

    A way to add revision lines when working with a document that needs to track changes when they undergo revisions. This is usually helpful with technical documents that are long and change over time with regulations, updates and the sort. Similar to the framemaker feature.

    Thanks so much.

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    • Endnotes used to be simpler

      The new endnote feature is a disaster. Please allow discrete numbering for each chapter. I can't seem to be able to restart each chapter at superscipt 1. I am creating a 400-page book that has to be in sections for editing purposes. Not only am I renumbering superscripts and then endnotes for each chapter, but who knows what will happen when I assemble the whole thing with endnotes at the end. Preliminary testing with a few chapters is somewhat comforting, but I remain sceptical.

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      • Live references to images/figures

        1. I need each image to have a caption which begins with "Figure 1: blah blah" and if I move the image, the caption should automatically re-number. I think I have the automatic re-numbering working using paragraph styles, but doing that seems to prohibit the other things I need to do, such as...

        2. I need to have each image coupled with an in-text reference, like. "As seen in Figure 1, blah blah blah." And if I move the image, again, not only would the caption re-number but the in-text reference to it would re-number automatically, too.

        3. Finally, that…

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        • Restart endnote numbering within a single document

          I love that endnotes are now a feature, but am finding them to make my job more difficult as they are currently.

          I'd love to see a way to restart endnote numbering within a single document--maybe after a certain paragraph style is used or after a section break. With a multi-hundred page document, it looks more clean (both in the text and in the endnotes section) and is more manageable to have lower numbers.

          7 votes
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          • Long text authoring experience

            InDesign is usually employed in post-production, after the auther had finished writing a book, a screenwriter his script. You could make inDesign the tool of choice for writers, thanks to its wonderful authoring experience. Enhanced long document editor. This opens the market for independent publishers and authors to make their creation end-to-end, from inception to finish

            2 votes
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            • Master Page Specify Following Pages

              When setting up a long document, there are often opening spreads and then different pages that follow, based on specific master pages. It would be useful to be able to define the master pages so that whenever Master Page A falls, B will follow, defined automatically. Much like paragraph style sheets, where one style always follows the others, you could set it up so that when you define a page with A, then B, C, etc. will be automatically set up.

              4 votes
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              • Multiple masters for pages

                I design the labels for a company. They have a huge amount of products, and a lot of times the same product has a different label when the weight is different, or when the product is sold to a specific location.

                It would be great to have the option to apply multiple masters per page. That way you can separate some repeating graphics that occur in certain situations. I would like to be able to have certain elements of the design be applied in certain labels, and I would like it to be with a master. So a label will…

                9 votes
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                • Edit all Export Tags for all INDDs of a book (INDB) in one place

                  In order to export a book to EPUB, I need all export tags (classes) to be perfectly consistent even if the styles they are assigned to aren’t (and deliberately so, which is why they can’t be simply synced via book sync).

                  Currently there seems to be no other way than to open “Edit all export tags” from the panel menu in every single INDD of the book (which of course is already a huge progress compared to opening every single paragraph and character style).

                  Please let us edit the export tags on book level for all INDDs of a book.…

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                  • Inserting multipage PDF into frames

                    I want to be able to insert multipage PDF file into Indesign in easier way, something like: create a frame, set settings, on the first page and then I want Indesign to create exact amount of pages as in PDF file and insert it automatically to box on each page with the same settings as the box on the first page. Thank you.

                    6 votes
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                    • In some jurisdictions they may have to have line numbers, but not in Federal or any that I practice in.

                      In some jurisdictions they may have to have line numbers, but not in Federal or any that I practice in.

                      A TOA is a table containing the name of all cases, statutes and other authorities used in the document and the page reference.

                      One complex is that the reference in the table may be slighly different from that in the text.

                      The table entry may look liked

                      ABC v. XYZ, 123 F.3d 456 (12th Cir. 1992) .... 4, 5, 10, 16

                      The references in the text may look like

                      ABC v. XYZ, 123 F.3d 456, 460-461 (12th Cir. 1992)
                      ABC…

                      2 votes
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                      • Remove guides, select similar objects on whole document

                        Need to remove guides and select (edit) similar objects, like container boxes, not only on a spread but on the whole document.

                        4 votes
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                        • Book

                          I use indb files extensively. It opens short, large display and in middle of field. I make small panels, pull it below bottom file and move it. Why can’t we control its display like other panels ?

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                          • Book files | make list of all files seachable and make groups for better overview

                            When having a Bookfile with a lot of files in it. It is nearly not possible to find the right files. It would be nice if it would be possible to make any groups and make it searchable to find them easier.

                            2 votes
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                            • Layer selection when creating Table of Contents

                              A book having multiple subdocuments in which 3 different languages are used, that each have their own layer, should have a selection of which layer should be addresses when generating the table of contents for it, so that the ToC can also be made in the different languages, per layer.

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                              • Index Alphabetising Systems

                                I'm currently producing a book every Bob Dylan song in it for his publisher. It's a huge project and I'm indexing. I've noticed something very odd with InDesign's indexing system, which is that it's only possible to alphabetise letter-by-letter, so if these were song titles, I'd get this (in this order):

                                I Dream
                                I'm Asking
                                I'm Falling
                                I Win

                                Of course, what I want is word-by-word indexing, which would give me the (correct) following:

                                I Dream
                                I Win
                                I'm Asking
                                I'm Falling

                                I know I can tweak these entries manually, and I have done but it's laborious and risky. I…

                                3 votes
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                                • Provide variable features as in Adobe Framemaker

                                  Adobe Framemaker has a superb variable features
                                  - Support wrapping of long text from variable in document
                                  - Conditional text (e.g., <$paratext[Appendix, Chapter]>)
                                  - Standard portions of text (e.g., $paratext, $paratextonly, $marker1, ...)

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Pages panel for book wiev

                                    I want the pages panel to display the whole book. Sometimes it is very useful to see the transitions between chapters before exporting to PDF. Double click a page and it opens the file.

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                                    • Scrollable text frame feature.

                                      Currently you have the option in the overlays panel, but it currently doesn't work. This is valuable for many design jobs where the client has to cull text to make the content fit into a specified page size. Particularly in PDF format, so if it's possible to make it work for all export formats, not just ePub and Publish online. Clients are still using PDFs so we need to make things work for them.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • H&Js

                                        Please add several built-in H&Js that we can preselect and let us create and also let us save our own so that we can reuse them in different styles and different documents.

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                                        • Apply character styles to every occurrence of specific index entries

                                          Allow us to apply character styles to every occurrence of specific index entries. For example book titles that are usually italicized.

                                          Under the topic in addition to the sort by options include a checkbox for always apply character style and then the drop down to select a character style.

                                          6 votes
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