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  1. "Select All Unused Stroke Styles" option for stroke style deletion

    Give us an option to "select all unused Stroke Styles" so that we can delete them. This feature is already offered in other panels: object styles, paragraph styles, colors. Currently there is no way to clean up stroke styles without selecting each individual stroke to see which stroke style is applied. selecting all unused stroke styles and deleting them all at once would save a tremendous amount of time, cause less confusion when applying styles, and help keep things tidy. Thank you.

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  2. 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

    3 votes

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  3. Allow object styles to be applies to all threaded text boxes

    I have a couple of threaded text frames. I would like them to all have the same object style, which also includes a paragraph style in them.

    As of now, indesign officially states that threaded text boxes can't share these settings. I can see why this makes sense in certain conflicting situations, but it is definitely required in many situations (just as I'm really needing it now).

    I think it's fair for indesign to at least have it as an option that can be turned on or off - the option to apply object styles (e.g. paragraph styles) across threaded…

    2 votes

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  4. Child object styles to inherit parent size and position

    Object Style 1 includes width and/or height specs.
    Object Style 2 is based on Object Style 1.
    When Object Style 1's width/height specs are changed, they are not reflected in Object Style 2.
    The only option seems to be 'Reset to base' in Object Style 2.

    Please make it so that child object styles also inherit Size and Position settings.

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  5. Exclude Parameters from Paragraph Styles

    A bit CSS-like.
    E.g. exclude Character Color from a Paragraph Style, to allow changing all but color by editing the style.
    Comes in handy when text is colored manually per story, but the typeface has to be changed for all stories.

    2 votes

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  6. Object styles: Display performance

    Add the Display performance option to Object Styles.

    For example, I want all the barcodes in my files to be displayed at High Quality Display, but want all my photos to appear as Typical Display.

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  7. Super/Subscript Pair

    A style which will display superscript and subscript values stacked over each other and only occupy a single character space within text. This would be similar to the MathML <msubsup>.

    This functionality would allow for some STEM publishing to use InDesign natively rather than creating hacks (or using other programs) to present information needed this treatment.

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  8. Remove style attributes from Style Settings in General tab

    The Style settings overview is helpful, but dang would it be amazing to remove some attributes right from that box.

    Sometimes something odd will get added to a style if created from existing type (such as shading bottom right corner radius). If I don't want that as part of my style, there is no way to easily remove it. If the style attributes were in a list format, not a running paragraph, you could have a delete icon next to each attribute, that could be deleted. )Take it one step further, and an edit button would take you right to…

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  9. Remove style attributes from Style Settings in General tab

    The Style settings overview is helpful, but dang would it be amazing to remove some attributes right from that box.

    Sometimes something odd will get added to a style if created from existing type (such as shading bottom right corner radius). If I don't want that as part of my style, there is no way to easily remove it. If the style attributes were in a list format, not a running paragraph, you could have a delete icon next to each attribute, that could be deleted. )Take it one step further, and an edit button would take you right to…

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  10. zoom in/zoom out functionality on the Add Bullets dialogue box

    Please, PLEASE can the next version of InDesign offer zoom in/zoom out functionality (the same as you see bottom-right of the Glyphs panel) to the Add Bullets dialogue box.

    Currently, the scrolling area where you can select a bullet character is so small, less than 4% of the screen on my monitor, with no way to zoom in. (see attached screenshot)

    Paragraph Style Options > Bullets and Numbering > Bullet Character Section > Add...

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  11. Add preflight flags for specific paragraph and character styles

    The preflight panel is quite powerful and useful. I think it could be improved by adding the ability to flag specific font styles. For example, when working on a document, I use a character style to add highlight to text in need of revision. If the preflight panel could flag the text with that style applied, it would be easier to locate the items needing revision.

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  12. Conditional Formatting

    Have at least a subset of style attributes conditional on the preceding style. For example, it would be great to be able to have different Space Before/Space After or Indent/First Line settings for a Heading3 paragraph when it is Heading2 > Heading3 than for Body > Heading3. Or for a paragraph following an inline image. Or change the type size and leading for a pullquote following Heading1 vs deeper in a story. Could be full paragraph styles or just a subset of attributes (I don't know when changing keep options conditionally would be helpful, but why not?)

    4 votes

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  13. Give paragraph styles a setting to load find/replace saved queries.

    In paragraph styles, give us a space to autorun a find/replace 'saved query' with the style. I know we have GREP styles, but there are a swath of styles that i have to run every time on my magazine that would be awesome to just already have been done.

    That or give us a query group list that I can run the whole list with one click. Having to run each, one at a time, is a nuisance.

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  14. Make style exclusive (Do not allow override)

    If we make a style exclusive then user must create character style for each instance of style override. This may take more time at early stage, but this will prevent style override & build a document on stringent Style Definition.

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  15. Ability to apply color to some or all of the individual style names in paragraph/character style palettes.

    It would be so great to be able to apply color to some or all of the individual style names in paragraph/character style palettes, the way we can in the drop-down tool palettes.

    The InDesign interface is terribly small (compared to Illustrator or Photoshop) and even my special computer glasses -- in conjunction with a 43-inch monitor -- are unable to compensate. There are times when I have 30-50 styles for large projects but use particular ones consistently over the others. I have a very hard time picking these out without stopping to stare, get close, examine the palette --…

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  16. Show Character Style applied by GREP

    When a Character Style is applied automatically via GREP, selecting text does not reveal which Character Style was applied.
    Would be nice if it does, for reference purposes.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Rule Above and Below visible both in panel

    It is confusing that when Rule Below is active, still the inactive Rule Above is show in the Paragraph Style tab.

    Why not show both at once?

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  20. Eliminate Basic Paragraph style

    Please eliminate the Basic Paragraph Style. Don’t just allow users to delete it (but if nothing else, at least do that). Remove the style from new documents and don’t have it in the panel by default.

    The style is a trap. Users who edit the style or use the style and base other styles on Basic Paragraph usually fall into a trap when copying and pasting text between documents that have different definitions of the style. The text will paste in with different formatting that in the source document. When this happens there are usually one of two reactions: “How…

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