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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Print Shared Review Notes and Markups

    Option to print either Reviews on a shared document or the Markups, strike throughs and highlights on the document

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  6. data merge for interactive elements

    Data merge in Indesign works great, but only with text and images. Is it possible to make data merge possible for documents with interactive elements with buttons or hyperlinks for example?

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  7. Rearranging Pages

    It would be helpful to have a way to view multiple spreads at the same time, like a better "click to split the layout view". First off it would save me a lot of scrolling back and forth trying to see other spreads. This could also be a way to make organizing the pages easier. It's hard to rearrange pages of texts from small thumbnail images in a larger document. If this could incorporate an easier workflow for organizing and numbering pages that would be great, to be able to hide a section of pages. I do use multiple documents…

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  8. Convert all Live Captions to Static Captions

    I would like the ability to convert all Live Captions to Static Captions. Currently, you can only do one at a time by selecting the caption, and selecting the menu item to convert (or create a hotkey).

    When working with a long document with a lot of images, you can't use character styles with Live Captions. But once you convert to static captions, paragraph styles can then call character styles (nested, GREP). If you have a long book or catalog with a lot of images that rely on up-to-date captions, but then require character styles (for example, an image from…

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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