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  1. Integrate a Content :before and :after to Styles as it is possible in CSS

    In the character and paragraph styles definition: Give us the opportunity of automatically add content before and after the text (give the opportunity to style this additionally with a character style), to which the style is applied. Currently a conent:before is only possible with using a paragraph style a trick (see image, sorry for the German ...).

    Working with XML data or other equivalent text sources you can add media related text, that doesn't alter the content. This is quite important, if the content should be exported after production.

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  2. Make spellcheck apply to paragraph styles

    It would be super useful to be able to run spellcheck only on certain paragraph styles. I run a directory that includes hundreds of names that get flagged, and if i I could run spellcheck just on body copy + headline paragraph styles, it would save me hours each month.

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  3. Drop down list of Styles in the Paragraph Style Options dialog box

    The Paragraph Style Options dialog box should have a drop down list of Style names to enable access to other Style without having to go back

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  4. Character Style contestual to Paragraph Style

    Suppose you have a text, for example an introduction, with some word (i.e. titles) in Italic in it. Now you decide that this text must be in Italic. So, all the titles in it that were in Italic must be in plain.
    In CSS this is easy to do; you'll have something like span.title { font-style: italic; } with the variant p.intro span.title { font-style: normal; }.
    I think it's a necessity quite frequent. In other similar scenario you may have to use different colors, different weights.

    4 votes

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  5. Variables in formatting

    Instead of using absolute values in formatting dialogues, let us define and use variables.

    I often work in long documents and have dozens of styles. Using the leading for my body copy as a reference many other formatting options will use the same value or fractions or multiples of that value. Body copy might use 14 point leading with 7 points of space between paragraphs. Subheads might have an extra 7 points above. Main heads might use 21 point or 28 point leading. Bullets might use 14 points for the indent. If I need to change my leading I need…

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  6. Improving Effects and Gradients for Objects

    1) Making Effects easier to copy/paste blending options like in Photoshop layers between several objects (similar to pasting blending to several objects)

    2) Also, improving precision and granularity of the rather smallish and sensitive gradient feather bar using mouse. When re-applying a gradient, it is difficult to slide existing gradient points without adversely affecting applied gradient to object, sometimes its easier to just restart a new one.

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  7. Allow Custom Cell Padding on Imported Spreadsheets

    When importing excel or spreadsheets (.xls), Indesign CC automatically sets the cell padding on top/bottom as 0.0556" (or equivalent). There is currently no way to set default cell padding when Indesign is open without any publications/files open, nor is there an option when importing a document/spreadsheet.

    Either allow for imported cell padding to be listed within the 'Show More Options" within the import screen, or allow for a global default cell padding to be entered into Indesign.

    When publishing files that pull or link cell data from excel, each time the excel file is updated, it is a VERY manual…

    6 votes

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  8. Checkbox to exclude styles from output in »edit all export tags« panel

    I'd love to exclude styles to be output into HTML, EPUB, etc. with a simple checkbox in the »edit all export tags« panel. Up to now, I have to delete styles that I don't want in the export every time before the export. The checkbox would save a lot of time with recurring work as journals etc.

    4 votes

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  9. Vignette effect for frames

    Hi guys,

    This would be a killing feature. There's NO WAY to automatically assign a vignette effect to a photo frame. I order to do that I have to:

    1) Emulate the effect . by assigning inner shadow to a frame. This is kind of ok but it has probblems: it's not a propper vignette (vignettes actually affect corners, kind of a radial gradient) and there is no way to apply a size that is relative to the frame (I know, this is not even possible anywhere).

    2) On a picture, I can select the content of the frame (the…

    4 votes

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  10. the ability to not enable overrides in class

    the ability to not enable overrides in class this way when I pull in title to the TOC it does not pull in overides in the headline styled text

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  11. Different corner options?

    How about creating a method for users to define new and/or different corner options?

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  12. Retained overwrites

    While doing heavy make-up of book texts I often need to get in a line or to space out a line. Doing this without having countless paragraph overrides (with the danger that by clicking "clear override" or applying a script everything would be lost) the only possibility so far is to make numerous paragraph copies, e.g., "body", "body+5", "body+10", "body-5" etc.
    A possible solution could be to have the paragraph style definition with some kind of "ranges", maybe "Tracking: 0 - +30" with a default value "0". And the actual value could be selected in a panel. Hopefully someone has…

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  14. Import only styles that matches between target and source documents

    Add the hability (UI and script) to import only styles that matches between target and source documents, ignoring the ones from the source that aren't in the target document.

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  15. Find/Change Math Styles

    Ability to apply math styles from third party in Find/Change feature.
    We publish education materials and use Mt Editor by Movemen. Can find fractions such as 1/2, cannot apply fraction stacked style as there is no option for Math styles as is with Paragraph and Character styles. Would be a huge time saver to have this ability.

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  16. I am designing a book with message bubbles, wish you had a variety of them in paragraph shading. Perhaps paragraph custom "shapes."

    I am designing a book with message bubbles, I so wish you had a variety of them in paragraph shading. Perhaps you could add custom paragraph "shapes."

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  17. InDesign keeps crashing while copying and pasting text between files

    While copying and pasting text from one InDesign file to another, the program often crashes. Today I finally understood what helps to avoid this: You need to break the links to all paragrahp styles before copying and pasting, then it works fine. Please try to fix this bug, it´s really annoying...

    Thanks!

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  18. Add a blank to the font listing in the style menus

    When you modify an existing style, there's no way to un-set the existing font except for reverting the whole style to blank. I'd like to be able to modify a style so that it no longer applies the font, without resetting the whole existing style.

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  19. Allow setting of dashed stroke options in Object Styles

    It seems unrational that all other stroke options can be set in the styles but not this one.

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  20. Arrange Paragraph border and shading

    I would be better to have an option to arrange paragraph border and shading as like other objects arranging feature.

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