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  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Different corner options?

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

    1 vote

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  6. Character style in brush form so I can just set it and highlight parts of text and the brush does the rest.

    Character style in brush form so I can just set it and highlight parts of text and the brush does the rest.

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  7. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Automatic definition of Styles

    From same fonts, same paragraph setting,
    Automatically creating and applying styles to tbe characters or paragraphs .

    Usefull for converting HTML or EPUB.

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  17. Need a tutorial on forcing a paragraph style to actually work

    I've been sporadically hunting for a year on how to force a paragraph style to actually work in a text box. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Yes, I've tried the option bit. All I want is for the right margins to be the same, and to have a bottom margin that will keep the last line X amount of line-height from the bottom of the text box.

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  18. Waaay back in the mists of time, when using QuarkXPress, I could copy a style to another paragraph with a key command. This saved a step ove

    Keyboard shortcut for adopting paragraph style

    I see on this forum that at one time InDesign offered this shortcut:
    1. Using the text tool, click in a paragraph.
    2. Hold Option & Shift, then click a Style Sheet formatted paragraph
    3. The paragraph that had the text tool in it is now formatted to the [Option/Shift] clicked paragraph's Style Sheet.

    I just tried it in ID CC 2017 with no luck. Now the Notes palette opens.

    Please bring it back. It was one of QkXP's best features, a major time saver. Way faster than opening the Styles palette and clicking…

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  19. SimpleWideShort Stoke start/End

    A new start/End point for stokes being like the simplewide one, but being shorter, it's a needed feature when add technical measure to a illustration that was made out side of indesign. These technical drawing have some very small parts, and having a shorter simplewide point would be a great help, also changing scale is no help because I want the stroke width to remain the same.

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  20. Easier crosschecking, resetting and copying throughout all styles

    We are working with at least ten different paragraph styles per document. If there are changes to be made in the CIs we have to check every single style: Opening up the Paragraph Style Options window, changing, closing, next style, reapeat... forgetting something and opening all windows again to check.
    -> How about a button in the Paragraph Style Options window to jump to the previous or next style in the list? (might be useful to every kind of Style Option window)

    In the Paragraph Style Options window there is a Reset to Base button only under General.
    -> I…

    2 votes

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