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  1. Condition Sets: Show overrides when the set has a +

    In every other panel, when there is a style override, resulting in a + symbol, if you hover over the symbol, it will tell you specifically what the overrides are. For example, a different type size, or font family or leading or something along those lines.

    But in the Condition Sets dropdown, all you get is that there are overrides. And you can either clear them or redefine the set. But if I choose to clear the overrides, I have no way of knowing what the result will be.

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  2. Data merge

    Recently I started using InDesign to make user manuals, but I wanted to make it easier to adapt it to the multiple products. I would like you to add an option where I can use multiple categorie variations on the same page underneath each other for the multiple languages that I need to include in the manual.

    Thanks in advance!

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  3. Add ability to export BOOK files (INDB) as IDMLs (or similar)

    I have a customer who wanted me to export a book for them for translation, but wanted ALL IDML files. We create larger books using InDesign, which will export documents (via package) as IDMLs, but not books (INDB). I'm not really sure what the problem is on the other end, re-assembling this book using the INDB and IDMLs, but the customer insists on needing an IDML for the BOOK. Nothing in forums says this can be done, direct contact with Adobe support says it can't be done, so we are at an impass. Support person suggested entering a request, so…

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  4. index

    Right now the cross-referenc markers in the index cannot be modified. They are set to e.g. see or see also. They cannot be switched easily to another language. So everytime a document is translated those cross-reference markers need to be translated manually in the document (find & replace) which means that everytime the Index is updated or the document is translated again the markers again have to be translated.

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  5. table of content popup

    the table of content popup UI needs updating. When working on long docs with many paragraph styles, and many levels of TOC. There's a lot of scrolling involved.

    Let us resize the window so we can see more paragraph styles / TOC levels at once.

    Or even just copy word's interface, although not great, but it a lot more useable.

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  6. Present cross references in alphabetical order

    In a large document with hundreds of cross references, hunting for the right cross reference is a disaster. The list is in some random order (or maybe last made, first shown?). Presenting these alphabetically based on paragraph text (including numbers from variables such as caption numbers!) woul dbe enormously helpful.

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  7. Give an indicator of page's section when creating hyperlink.

    When there are multiple page section in the document and each of them has a page number restart again from one, e.g.
    Section 1: Page 1 to Page 10
    Section 2: Page 1 to Page 25...
    and have to create hyperlink, all these page numbers repeat. To find the correct page it is necessary to scroll and check carefully which page with number 3 for example you need to hyperlink (page 3 from Section 1 or page 3 from Section 7...). My proposal is to create short index (maybe the first letters of senction's name) beside the page number in…

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  8. indesign crashes when assembly -->> 5000 links to the assembly destination and not to the original path

    indesign crashes when assembly -->> 5000 links to the assembly destination and not to the original path, and 'cause it crashes... no picture files in the assembly path. Need to redo all my links !!!

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  9. To export personalized press books, to have a complete layout and be able to set aside non selected pages without removing them.

    To export personalized press books, it would be SO useful to enjoy a complete layout of all our work and just be able to set aside non selected pages without removing them before exporting the tailored document for a specific client. Of course, the pages numbers would have to automatically adjust themselves. Would this be possible? This would avoid saving many different versions after inserting and removing pages constantly.

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  10. INDD and Clarivate EndNotes

    Is there a way to import a Word document that has citations from Clarivate EndNote into InDesign that also imports the anchored text links? Right now, I have to create anchored hyperlinks for each citation and reference within InDesign. Layout would be much faster if they came in already linked.

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  11. Table of content number cross-reference option + Texte Hyperlink

    Hi all,

    Two option that can really be cool in TOC are :

    • an option to creat ''Cross-Reference page number''
    • an option to generate an hyperlink to the destination page for the TOC entry (Text and Page number)

    Like that, in bigger documents, with multi table of content (in my catalog project, I have a main TOC with all the section title + 1 TOC by section (with all the products titles and page number too). It could be great to generate those TOC automaticaly, and, have the number that are update automaticaly when we add or delete a page.

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  12. Importar pdf com várias páginas de forma automática

    Utilizo o script para importar pdf com muitas páginas, porém, as páginas importadas chegam no tamanho da minha página (ou até maior). Gostaria que ocorresse a importação de forma que as páginas importadas respeitassem as margens do meu documento.

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  13. Texto de tabelas auto ajustar (quando importadas)

    Trabalho com documentos longos (média de 500 páginas) e nesses documentos recebo centenas de tabelas. Muitas tabelas são numerais, e quando o número é maior que o tamanho da célula, o software trunca para um ponto vermelho e indica um erro, mesmo quando ainda existe espaço na página para ajustar o tamanho da coluna.
    O software poderia ajustar o tamanho da célula para caber o conteúdo escrito.

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  14. Selecionar vários objetos em várias páginas

    muitas vezes preciso diminuir o zoom para ter várias páginas na tela (faço isso para poder utilizar estilo de objeto em várias páginas), porém, tenho que selecionar 1 objeto por página para usar o estilo que configurei. Seria muito útil poder selecionar vários objetos em várias páginas para usar o mesmo estilo

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  15. text reflow

    When a document is really long (say 1000 pages) any new page break earlier in the document makes the document slow down as it clunks through the rest of the document. Is there a way to temporarily halt document reflows?

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  16. Auto-activate adobe fonts in book panel

    It would be helpful if InDesign could auto-activate any Adobe Fonts used in individual documents when adding them to a book file in the Book Panel.

    Currently InDesign displays a message warning about missing fonts/reflow etc and the only way to activate the fonts is to open each document in turn and go through the activation process separately for every document.

    It would be helpful to have the option to have InDesign activate any of these missing fonts that are available on Adobe Fonts automatically when a document is added, or as a book-wide feature like syncing.

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  17. Glyphs reseting

    I use "Find/Change > Glyph" to replace some Bulgarian (BGR)/Russian (RUS) glyphs to Macedonian (MK) ones. But, when I ALT click on a altered paragraph style (with + sign next to it) which contains the MK glyphs -- they are reseted to BGR/RUS glyphs.
    Please, fix it.

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  18. Editable hyperlinks in imported .icml files

    Please let us edit hyperlinks in an imported .icml. We can edit paragraph/character styles as we wish since they are not counted as content. But the same applies for hyperlinks, or at least anchor text/pages hyperlinks.

    As of now whenever you import an .icml with an anchor text hyperlink the destination disappears.
    Incopy is useful also for people that update multiple documents where only small parts of text differ while the rest is the same, but must be update anyway so you end up only editing one of the very long files instead of 15 and you're sure that you…

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  19. Drop down menu mixed with replace feature for contacts/agreements

    Inside of InDesign, I'd love a way to use the drop down menu feature that when you select an option inside of there it replaces that word with the newly selected word throughout a document. This would be great for contract/agreements, or any long documents.

    For example the drop down menu could have "marketer", "consultant", "freelancer", etc. Then depending on which item you selected it would replace that word inside the document entirely!

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  20. When updating the cross-references in a book, InDesign crashes if it finds an unresolved cross reference

    It would be helpful if, instead of crashing, InDesign would just let me know that there's a problem instead of crashing for no apparent reason!!!

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