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  1. Form styles control within object styles

    hi,
    I am referring to been able to edit and adjust all of the setting you have available via the form pane for buttons, check boxes, radio, combo and so on via an object style. at least i think it should be under object styles.

    You should be able to control all of the forms options as a style so you don't have to select each one individually when the client has changes. for us doing elearning from indesign this is a must have when creating many text fields, combo boxes, check boxes and so on

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  2. 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.

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  4. Please make it possible that we can have a number is paragraphs of text that link to the actual page number that is being referenced.

    Please make it possible that we can have a number in paragraphs of text that link to the actual page number that is being referenced. So if the page number is changed, then the numbers in the paragraph should also reflect the changes.

    1 vote
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  5. External Paragraph Styles (to keep all documents in sync easily)

    I would like to have external paragraph styles (and other styles too) so that they can apply to multiple documents and keep all documents using them in sync with the same set of styles.

    10 votes
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  6. Apply object style to a group

    It would be nice if I could apply an object style to grouped objects. Especially useful when using only the position functions.

    7 votes
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  7. Filter & Labels in (Object/Character/Paragraph) Style Panels

    As in Photoshop's and InDesign's Layer Panel it would be very helpfull to have the option for colored Labels/Flags.
    Also, like in Photoshop, a filter/search option on top of the Style Panels would help organizing complex files (newspaper/magazine templates) and speeding up the process.

    1 vote
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  8. GREP: Add character style and paragraph style codes

    Add GREP match code in Search/Replace for specific styles with something like:
    (CharacterStyle:[StyleName])

    5 votes
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  9. Paragraph Border Controls when Split across Columns or Frames

    There needs to be a control that "If paragraph breaks between columns or frames" restricts the paragraph border to: "baseline" , "cap-height" and perhaps a value offset for this. At the very least there needs to be the "clip to frame" option for paragraph border like there is for paragraph shading. However, the controls for baseline and cap-height would be ideal.

    86 votes
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  10. Paragraph Borders and Shading - Keep in Frame

    I use a P Style for a Tip paragraph in my Quick Reference Cards (QRC). The Tip is typically one or two sentences, and has a light shading (light grey) with a top and bottom blue border. I use a similar style for Warnings, except I change the borders to red. Occasionally, the Tip/Warning falls at the top or bottom of a column, and the Border, and sometimes the Shading, lands outside the text frame.

    Can we have a "Keep in Frame" for Borders and Shading, similar to the one for P Rules? David Blatner had a great workaround when…

    9 votes
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  11. Type and select style from drop down list

    Need to type and select the style from the drop down list. Currently we need to find and select the style using mouse scrolling. It will take time when we have lots of paragraph, character styles in InDesign document. Do this for all the drop down list available in InDesign palette. For example, we need to delete a style and replace with another style.

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  12. New "Justification Auto-Correct" Feature

    Justification, while pleasing to the eye from the perspective of an entire page, creates problems. Hyphenation can correct this, to some degree, but it too has its problems. In the end, when justifying text, certain lines of text end up being scrunched while many others leave wide open spaces between words.

    In doing my best to correct for these problems, I tend to make most use of the horizontal scale feature. I often find that most of these visual blemishes (scrunching or overly-wide word spacing) can be corrected by either reducing the horizontal scale down to about 97% (in the…

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  13. Copy FX

    Copy / paste layer FX would be very helpful... Much like the Copy Layer Style of PS.

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  14. Section specific controll of the "based on" featues in paragraph styles

    Add a checkbox to each menu under the paragraph style options, to let the user *check* if a set of options should be inherited or overwritten.

    A bit like the way we define specific *live* attributes when creating object styles.

    The goal is to give the user greater control and insight into what attributes are overwritten, and easily add/remove/change them.

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  15. Add lowercase, Title, and Toggle to Case in style definition options

    When defining a style, under Basic Character Formats, it would be very helpful to force lowercase! (And also add Title and Toggle case options so all case possibilities are present)

    This is especially needed when replacing acronyms (usually typed in all-caps in manuscripts) with the appropriate small caps. It is very time consuming to manually retype all-caps acronyms in lowercase, then apply small caps character styling to it!

    Try doing this for a 300-page book....you'll want to cut your eyes out.

    98 votes
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  16. Style hierarchy

    It would be nice if you could easily see as one of the views of styles (paragraph, character, and object) a hierarchy of which styles are based on each other. Like a cascade of styles. I work on long documents and books that use LOTS of styles and besides the normal view and alphabetical view, it would be nice to be able to "sort" by hierarchy, perhaps with the swivel arrow, like when you have different styles in grouped folders. For instance, we have "text" and then "text left" and "text centered," and so on, but they are all based…

    14 votes
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  17. Paragraph Rule Establish Length

    Under Paragraph Rules, we have the option to increase the indent from the left or the right, it would be nice to just dictate overall length of size

    6 votes
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  18. Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts for Paragraph/Character Styling with Mac bluetooth keyboard.

    I've seen other people post elsewhere about this same issue and request. As a Mac user with a bluetooth keyboard, I'm unable to establish customizable keyboard shortcuts for paragraph/character styling. The field in the style menus is available, but for some reason it cannot be used without a separate number panel on your keyboard(?). Making this feature accessible for bluetooth keyboard users would surely save on a lot of time with projects with tedious styling.

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  19. Shading for character styles

    I love using the shading for whole paragraph styles, but it would be nice to have shading for character styles as well. This would be nice for "highlighter" effects, which you just want to highlight a few lines or words. Just like applying an underline or strikethrough, but with a little more control over color, padding, maybe even shape?

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  20. Allow a character style to be a percent of the paragraph it's in

    For example, I have a style at 12 points for a paragraph and need to place in it a couple of glyphs from a different font, but at 11 points. If I could say character style X is 96% of paragraph style Y, that would be great.

    To my fortune every instance of my "different" 11 font has been surrounded by the same 12 paragraph, but if I had to use this elsewhere at a different size, I'd have to have another character style for that new size.

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