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  1. Create (H) Header and (P) Paragraph style on same line to produce a TOC and 508 Accessible document (Run-in Running variable))

    Create (H) Header and (P) Paragraph style on same line that will pickup the styles when I produce the TOC and make the document accessible.

    I understand this can be done in FrameMaker.

    If a programmer can make it happen in FrameMaker, they should be able to make it work in InDesign.

    Thank You, Linda

    2 votes

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  2. Swap Dropper

    Instead of simply using the eye dropper tool to copy the style from one item to another, it would be cool if there was an option to swap the styles between the two items.

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  3. Please make it possible to reorder the parent pages.

    Simply have a option to drag and drop the parent pages. I think this used to be easy when they were master pages , or maybe I just assumed this - but not now.

    5 votes

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  4. Easy drag and drop to base one text style on another

    I would love for an easy drag and drop to base one text style on another in the paragraph and character style palettes. The idea is to drag a paragraph style (para) that you want to base on and drop onto another style (parafirst or paralast). I work on book designs with lots and lots of style tags. It will save designers so much time to do it all in the palettes instead of opening up each style and scroll through the style list every time.

    In addition, similar to how we apply parent/master pages to pages, it’d…

    6 votes

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  5. Paragraph Shading should have the option to rotate a gradient swatch

    It is very important to allow the user to rotate the gradient in paragraph shading. I am sure it is child's play for you developers.
    Thanks.
    Daniel Shekeran

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  6. Auto style Feature in 2024 update remove the Italic and bold formatting in content

    In InDesign document I have italic and bold content for some words, but no paragraph style. I run the Auto Style feature in 2024 . It apply paragraphs style good, but my formatting Italic and bold was dropped out.

    In the attached document for the word "intended" bold was applied, and Italic was applied for the word "combined" this formatting was dropped out.

    I attached screen shot , before run Auto Styles and after run Auto styles. for your rference

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  8. do not overwrite Object Styles when making a group to make it accessible

    When applying different object styles to elements in InDesign, they are "deleted" when I make a group and giving the "group" another object-style (for example: a picture and a text, both have separate object styles - i group them, and then want to give the group an object style that puts it in the right position on my page)
    As soon as I apply the Object style, to the group, the individual object styles are "overwritten". I can manually reapply them in the group, but thats not efficient.
    Especialle to make an accessible PDF, the feature of different Object styles…

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  9. Paragraph Styles Larger Tab Markers

    I use windows 11 with a display settings at 125% scale and monitors set to 3440x1440 resolution. I use a magnified mouse cursor as well. When using the Paragraph Styles Tab feature, the tab stop markers are so small it makes it very difficult to select them to adjust their position. I would like to see the User Interface designed with larger tab stop markers or a dialogue box that allows for input of the left align and hanging indent settings.

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  10. Add extra options to the "Add Bullets" panel, like search, resize, favourite, etc.

    The "Add Bullets" panel is tiny and super limited. It should be possible to resize, search and even favourite your preferred glyphs to make the process much more efficient.

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  11. Nested bullet styles

    Bullet lists should have nested styles similar to Numbered lists and let us choose which symbol to use for each bullet level.

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  12. Ability to have 2 different Text Styles in Paragraph Styles

    Would like to have the ability to have two different text styles in one paragraph style to emphasize either Images or additional pages with different weights and colors if necessary

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  13. Object Styles Positioning from inner margin (spine)

    For the last few years or from as long as I can remember, I am having to have two styles for each action. So the most simple action I do is a Full Page bleed image box. On the outer margin it has an additional 3mm. This is set from the inner margin out. However I have to always create to styles, one for the left and page and one for the right. It would be so useful to have 'from Spine' as an option as a reference point.

    4 votes

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  14. PLEASE!! Remove "Synchronize styles accross book" button

    PLEASE!! Remove "Synchronize styles accross book" button or at least add a "are you sure" confirm button.
    This is an irreversible action which can mess all documents within a book without the option to undo it.... AND IS NEXT TO "SAVE BOOK" BUTTON.
    You are just one pixel away from destroying your project instead of saving it!
    This is nuts

    44 votes

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  15. To change the dictionary-language in paragraph styles for the whole document/all styles at once.

    It would be great and timesaving to change the dictionary-language in paragraph styles for the whole document/all styles or selectedt styles at once. A checkbox like in effects "Global Light" would be great. "Global Language".

    I had my styles mostly based on each other. But still have to change 4-6 Paragraphs for each language everey issue of a magazine.

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  16. Allow for bullet numbers to display both left AND right

    I am a script editor, and formatter. I'd like to be able to create script heading styles that are industry standard. This involves have the scene heading number (which can be styled as a bullet) both on the left AND right of the page. ie 'both' sides. Current we can only style them on the left (unless there's a way to do this I'm not aware of?).

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  17. Have a character style option to lock to baseline grid / unlock from baseline grid

    I typeset books and leading often have to adjust leading to accommodate page breaks, especially across a spread, so it is important to have this flexibility. I use alternative paragraph styles as a workaround, but this is clunky and time-consuming. Vertical justification doesn't always give the best result.

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  18. Enable [None] in Character styles to be assigned a shortcut key

    When I'm cleaning up a document, one thing I find frustrating is that to clear any character styles, I have to open the palette and click on [None]. All other styles I can assign a shortcut key to so I can work in the text on the keyboard to assign para and char styles. But I can't clear char styles w/o going back to the mouse and the char style palette.

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  19. Change one setting across styles

    Changing one element for several styles at once is extremely important, and not only for fonts (for which obviously Replace Fonts can be used). For example, if you have an ebook localized into Japanese, you have to go style by style applying a different paragraph composer, kinsoku and mojikumi settings, etc.

    3 votes

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  20. Keep All Paragraphs of the Same Style Together

    In Paragraph Style Options/Keep Options or in Table of Contents Styles, add an option to keep all paragraphs of the same style together. This would be very helpful when creating tables of contents or, in some circumstances, bullet lists.

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