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  1. Revision clouds/bubbles

    Would love to add a feature to do revision clouds (for architectural plans and presentations) like adobe acrobat has

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  2. Multiple paragraph/character style sheets

    When selecting more than one paragraph of text that therefore uses multiple paragraph styles, instead of saying (mixed) at the top of the styles palette, it would be really helpful if it could highlight which actual paragraph styles were in use. 'Multiple' is of no use - I can see there are multile styles just by looking at it!

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  3. conditional GREP formatting

    We need to add conditional GREP formatting. For eg. in screen 1 (yellow highlighted text) tagged in xml, and are able capture with GREP styling. But when we put condition, it also captures unwanted text in same GREP style (cyan highlighted), tagged with same xml tag. It would be great as conditional text, i.e.. "IF x=y then DO 'this'" OTHERWISE APPLY 'this style'.

    If such option available in indesign, it would be a great help as we are doing frontend xml publishing.

    11 votes

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  4. Bullets and numbering - background or box

    When applying a character style in the bullets and numbering tab, all characteristics are applied except for underline/strikethrough options. I noticed that this has been mentioned several times over the years but has not been changed as of CC 12.0.0.81.

    If this is impossible to fix, is it then perhaps possible to implement an option to add a background to bullets or numbering, similar to the paragraph rule, which allows for offset, indentation etc.

    11 votes

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  5. 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.

    10 votes

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  6. STYLE support for run-in (aka in-line) headings

    Currently there is no Style setting that can produce a run-in heading. This is a very widely used style in documents using more than 2-3 heading levels, and I have needed it for years now.

    NOTE: Using Nested Styles does not fulfill the need for run-in headings. Using a nested style is a work-around based on character styles, and this technique does not allow a heading to be "promoted" or redesigned!

    A quick solution:

    Create a new Style setting checkbox to be used by the run-in heading style: "Run-in". When checked, the paragraph is given 0 leading, and its total…

    10 votes

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  7. Object Styles (Size and Position) Reference point

    Object Styles (Size and Position) Reference point is now only possible from te left and top side of a page or margin.
    Please make it possible to set from bottom and/or right side of page or margin or spread.

    10 votes

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  8. Allow set Style Override Highlighter as red stroke instead of blue background color so that it does not obscure style highlighting

    Style Override Highlighter's appearance (blue background) conflicts with the still existing feature of highlighting styles with different colors, in order to visually identify what parts of the text use what style, accessible via scripts such as Stylighter (http://www.indiscripts.com/post/2013/11/stylighter-1-4-for-indesign-cs4-cs5-cs6-cc).

    Being able to set it back to red stroke over text instead of a background color, as it was before the Style Override Highlighter button was officially added, would allow to see at the same time the style being used (by the color of the background) and whether it had overrides (by the presence of a red stroke). That was…

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  9. Add word and character spacing (justification) options to character styles

    Allow the justification options within character styles.

    Quite often I have different typefaces in one paragraph, which need individual values for the justification of word and/or character spacing. But I can only do the justification for a whole paragraph with exactly one font, ignoring all the other contained typefaces. This leads to word spaces, which are way too narrow or too wide in parts of a paragraph (see the top image). If I could adjust justification options in character styles as I can do in paragraph styles, the problem would be solved!

    10 votes

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  10. Add ability to name Grep-styles

    Add the ability to name or grep-styles.
    Grep queries are not human friendly, and it can be hard to "read" and understand them. A option to label them would be great.

    9 votes

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  11. Stroke Profile

    Add in Adobe illustrators stroke profiles to indesign. The amount of times I've wanted to do a stroke in indesign with tapered ends and had to open Ai just for that one additional feature of control is too high

    9 votes

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  12. Edit multiple paragraph styles at the same time

    When we have changes in layouts or designs it is a pain to edit all the paragraph styles individually. Please make it possible to edit them all at once.

    Example: 10 paragraph styles in one doc all with the same font. Customer wants to change the font.

    9 votes

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  13. Searched styles in Quick Apply or Most used styles

    Got a lot of styles. Paragraph, Character, etc. styles. The Quick Apply helps to quickly find the the ones i need. So it would be nice that the last (maybe 5) styles that i searched will be on top of that Quick Apply window.

    Or create a new window, and put the most used styles in there.

    9 votes

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  14. Extended "apply next stlye" feature

    I'm looking for a feature where you can force-apply the "next style".
    tl;dr: Force the "apply next style" to existing and already style paragraphs.
    For example: When you create a headline-style and define another stlye as following "next stlye" everything is fine as long as you enter your text in InDesign. But if you're working with a text that is already written you don't want to use the option "apply style and next stlye" with every single headline. I want it to be automated.
    What I want is: A feature that forces any already styled paragraphes to apply the next…

    9 votes

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  15. Store the state of a style group, open or closed, when saving a document

    Current state:
    If I open a style group in a styles panel, save, close and reopen the document all style groups are closed by default.

    Feature modification request:
    Save the state of a style group, open or closed, when saving a document.

    This should be done to all panels that allow for style groups.

    Regards,
    Uwe Laubender
    ( ACP )

    8 votes

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  16. paragraph shading borders align to / away from spine

    Add the ability to have paragraph shading and borders align to / away from spine. Also make it possible to have each corner affect individually align in relation to the spine.

    8 votes

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  17. Advanced Paragraph Shading Options

    1. The ability to specify a specific measured width for paragraph shading in pica, inches or whatever is the standard unit for the document.
    2. The ability to extend shading through continuous paragraphs. (i.e. If two consecutive paragraphs have the same paragraph style (with shading) that there is no gap between the paragraphs. Currently you have to use offset to extend these.
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  18. Add section number (^x) in Paragraph Style / Bullets and Numbering / Number

    The ability to add the section number in Paragraph Style / Bullets and Numbering / Number.

    Currently, chapter number (^H) works but section number (^x) does not.

    8 votes

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  19. Find/Replace for Overrides

    In the FIND option, add the ability to find/replace paragraphs with overrides.

    8 votes

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  20. Add an option to the paragraph styles panel to view paragraphs sorted by the "based on" property.

    Add an option to the paragraph styles panel to view paragraphs sorted by the "based on" property.

    I'm thinking something visually like the way illustrator displays groups and groups within groups, on the layer panel.

    This will save a great deal of time opening and closing paragraph style panels to find out which styles are based on others before you make an edit to one of them. Instead you will be able to near instantly tell which other styles will be affected by your change to one style.

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