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  1. Allow placed Word Documents to map styles within folders

    When placing a word document into indesign using the map styles feature, inDesign will only automatically map to existing styles in the document if they are in the root folder of the styles pane. If styles are in subfolders new styles of the same name are created in the root and I manually have to remove them and relink to the existing ones.

    This is a nightmare when you have a lot of styles to map, as you end up with a messy styles pallette - i'd love to create subfolders for list / headings / footer styles etc :)

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  2. There should be a possibility to kern just one char using Character styles.

    There should be an option to kern just one character using Character styles. At present there are only 3 option in Character style window.

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  4. Selection dialog when loading master pages

    Contrary to dialogs existing for loading character/paragraph styles or cell styles where we can select what to load there is none for loading master pages.

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  5. view style dependencies

    This has already been suggested but I would like to add.
    The problem with viewing style dependencies using the twirling arrows is that the styles might well be in different groups.
    Could we get an option to open (and maybe print) a panel with the style dependencies listed?
    See the F11 panel in LibreOffice for an idea.

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  6. Style shortcuts letters and numbers together

    It will be very useful to use the style shortcuts as "ctrl + alt + **** + a + 1".
    In its current form, it is no longer sufficient. Thanks, bg.

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  7. "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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  8. 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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  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. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

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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.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Find Format within Styles Panel

    I'm a book designer using many different styles, usually ported in with XML. It would be great to embed a pull-down option for right clicking on any style for some kind of "find next" feature, where you can quickly toggle to the next instance of each style without pulling open the Find/Change dialogue. This would help me to quickly set parameters for undefined styles that come in from my XML.

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  20. a separate panel for overrides on character or paragraph styles

    The 'hover over the style' trick to display what the override is, doesn't work consistently.
    I separate info panel would speed up my work flow immensely.

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