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  1. Row Height and Column Width definitions in Cell Styles

    It would be really helpful if you could control the width and height of cells through Cell Styles, a bit like you can with Object Styles.

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  2. Border and Shading along with Split Columns...

    Currently, both "Border and shading" option is not working on the multiple column text frame. Pls check if this could be fixed in the

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  3. Incremental measurement entries in Character Stylesheets

    Would be great to have a way of adding incremental values to properties in a character style.

    In other words instead of setting a character style that has +20 tracking and is 9pt on 12pt leading, you would be able to set it so it is ++20 tracking (whatever the paragraph tracking is plus 20) and --1pt size (whatever the paragraph font size is minus 1pt) on --2pt leading (whatever the paragraph leading is minus 1pt) .

    Percentages would also be great and even better if we can reference other properties (ie leading is 130% of font size).

    Usage cases:…

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  4. Adding Ordinal Format Options to Text Variables

    I'm using Text Variables to show when the last time a document was modified. Currently, it outputs as "December 30, 2020", however, I would like it to be formatted with an ordinal option so it would display as "December 30th, 2020". Note the "TH" after the 30. So Xst, Xnd, Xrd and Xth would be displayed on the appropriate number.

    Thanks in advance for the consideration and all the best!

    2 votes

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  5. highlight text with customc olor

    I want to highlight (or rather, underline because InDesign doesn't have a proper highlight feature...) my text a custom color. The standard 10 or so color options aren't enough. I want to use the color picker or a hex code to specify a different color to highlight my text. This is an important feature for me, because until it's implemented, I have to use Adobe Spark!

    2 votes

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  6. Generate caption "Name" without file extension

    I'd like to be able to generate captions for numerous images based on their "Name" but I don't want the file extension to be included. Currently, I have to generate the caption and then run GREP to find/replace the extensions.
    Removing the extension from the filename in Finder does not work.

    2 votes

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  7. 'Text-color' as a swatch option in Paragraph Shading and Paragraph Borders

    Would allow you to apply a swatch change (manually or via a character style) to the text and have it propagate to the border/shade.

    As an example - it would be good if you've got a black boxed number, that takes the border from the paragraph border and you want to overlay it on a dark image, and so switch the text colour to white.

    3 votes

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  8. Integrated controls for styles

    I think it would be more intuitive to integrate styles in with the manual controls they go with, especially for character and paragraph styles, like so:
    -slide the panel left to see the current settings and make manual changes, slide the panel right to switch to a new style.
    -When you look at the manual controls, every element has an icon to show that it is matching a style, and another icon shows if an override is applied.
    -click an override icon to remove that specific override

    1 vote

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  9. Object Layer Options to be part of Object Styles

    Allow Object Layer Options to be included as an attribute for Object Styles.

    Example: I have an annual report for a group of charities under one umbrella organization. It lists various projects the charities are working on. Some projects are operated by only one charity, some two, some all three. I have an Illustrator file with a graphic for each charity. I use Object Layer Styles to show or hide the symbols for each charity. I must use Object Layer Options for each use of this graphic to indicate which charity(s) are operating each project. It can be very time…

    6 votes

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  10. Ability to set default font (style/size) in Forms

    When I use the interactive feature for forms, the default font is always Minion Pro. I would like to be able to change this for any text box I make, rather than having to do it text-box by text box. I understand that if the user does not have the font on their computer, this would be replaced with one they do have.

    3 votes

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  11. Avoid Widows and Orphans in Paragraph Styles

    It would be great to have a check box or even a separate tab for Widows and Orphans in Paragraph Styles. Right now you have to use GREP to get this to work or control them manually. It would be a huge time saver to add this option into the style settings. These are well-known and widely used typography rules that should be a part of InDesign.

    3 votes

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  12. Spec Sheet for Paragraph Styles

    I recently came across the need to print out a spec sheet of paragraph style settings from INDD. We're working with an outside vendor who is programming a proposal builder platform for our business development team. Basically, my design team created branded layout templates in INDD. We gave the vendor our native files, but their programmers need a written spec sheet of all the paragraph style attributes. From the paragraph style palette, when you go into each style, you can see the style settings, but you can't copy that text, nor export the settings as a spec sheet. I doubt…

    7 votes

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  13. Object style with rotation option

    Please make an object style option to include rotation with a reference point.

    30 votes

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  14. Shorthand Styles Panel

    If someone doesn’t want to have to type the words 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 over and over, they simply click 𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭 > 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 > 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭 > 𝐀𝐝𝐝:

    𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝: ty
    𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: thank you

    That is the typical way users do it. If Adobe can make a new panel called 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬 that would be helpful. It would function almost like 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬 but be it’s own separate entity:
    1. Select the words 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 with your 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐫 (or you can select as many words as you want)
    2. Click 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬
    3. Then, click 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞
    4. 𝐒𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞: Compliments
    5.…

    5 votes

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  15. Add Space Before on Column Top checkbox

    Currently the ‘Space Before’ value is ignored when that paragraph appears on the top of any container—frame/column.

    There are innumerable occasions when we need the above space settings to be honoured even when the paragraph appears on the top of the column. We InDesigners resort to various antics and workaround like keeping an ‘Invisible Rule Above’ or use a character style with extra leading etc..

    It is very easily solved by a simple checkbox in the Indents and Spacing tab just below ‘Space Before’ selection which says ‘Add Space Before on column top’. If checked, the value will always be…

    27 votes

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  16. Paragraph border and splitted columns

    When working with the paragraph border option, its impossible to split the columns and make it look decent, without a huge workaround.

    It would be great if the "split column" options could habe a checkbox like "do not split paragraph border" or so.

    1 vote

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  17. Style Sheets

    Title Case, Sentence case, ALL CAPS available in paragraph style sheets

    2 votes

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  18. Paragraph Style Option Dialogue Box - Bullets and Numbering

    We had to change the font we're using for a checkbox in one of our paragraph styles. We have it set up under Paragraph Style Options / Bullets and Numbering. To add a character you want to use for a bullet character, you click add. There is no way to sort glyphs (by math symbols, greek, etc.) in the next window, and there are no scroll buttons. You have to grab the handle on the screen and scroll, and it jumps so fast, you can't navigate from one screen to the next. It just took me 20 minutes to find…

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  19. Pencil tool to hold specific stroke and color

    In previous versions of ID i've been able to select the pencil tool (with no document open) and set it to a specific stroke and color and every time I would then click on the pencil tool to draw, it would do so with those specifications. In the latest CC version, that feature seems to be gone and now I draw and THEN have to set a stroke and color, which really slows me down! Tell me I'm not crazy like the pompous people in the forum! :)

    When I'm doing a layout and sending images out for color work,…

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  20. Symbols panel / Quick apply formatting

    Not sure if this suggestion lives under styles. What I'm thinking InDesign needs is a feature like Illustrators symbol library where we can take a group of pre styled objects and define them so that they can be easily dragged back on to the page rather than continually copying and pasting from other parts of a document on to then overtype or swap out images etc. as you build documents consisting of replicable structured content.

    Functionality would need to be like Illustrator, a simple drag and drop interface on to a panel. So that any images, shapes, text frames, styles.…

    2 votes

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