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  1. Break hyphenated words at hyphens

    Please make it so that hyphenated words always break at the hyphen when they break between lines.

    8 votes
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  2. Add ALL table and cell properties to table and cell styles

    It's really confusing to have table and cell styles that only affect a subset of properties. Since I love using styles as a best practice, it never occurred to me that I was missing properties until running into numerous issues and doing a ton of research.
    Examples of missing properties are header/footer rows for tables, and keep options for rows.

    13 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Find/Replace for Overrides

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

    7 votes
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  5. Style group support via xml import

    So far as I know, InDesign does not support style groups via xml import.

    Why is this usefull?
    If styles in a InDesign template organized into groups, we cannot refer with the attribute aid:pstyle and aid:cstyle to these styles and automatically apply these during xml import.

    17 votes
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  6. Shortcuts can't be assigned to Styles if Keyboard does not have Numpad.

    In the Adobe docs it says "If your keyboard does not have a Num Lock key, you cannot add keyboard shortcuts to styles." I can't believe that Adobe is perfectly content with just excluding large portions of its Mac user base, those of us who are exclusively using a Mac laptop for work (which does not have a keyboard with a numeric pad or the Num Lock Key), from being able to create and therefore take advantage of time-saving shortcuts for character styles. I mean, come on. Why is it again that I am paying $50/month for Adobe CC?

    26 votes
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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  7. 29 votes
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  8. Paragraph Borders: Inset vs Offset or "Keep Within Frame"

    LOVE that borders and shading are now built into paragraph styles; but, I would like to be able to create a paragraph border with an inset (instead of an offset), or something like the "keep in frame" option for paragraph rules. The result is a paragraph outline in line with the other paragraphs above and below it, but with an inset paragraph inside the border.

    10 votes
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  9. 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.

    10 votes
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  10. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. Add scaling to stroke ends / arrowheads

    Allow scaling of start and end on strokes, like in Illustrator.

    7 votes
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  12. Add a feature that allows you to predefine paragraph style spacing based on which style comes before or after it

    I have set up some paragraph styles in my InDesign document that have space-before and space-after set on them. Some of the styles are for headers. When the headers precede a regular paragraph, I want the space to be there, but when they precede another header, I want there to be less space. In web development, I can write rules in CSS that say things like this:

    p { margin-top:10px; }
    h2 + p { margin-top:5px }

    I am able to make the margin-top narrower on a <p> tag that is immediately preceded by an <h2> tag, but otherwise, it's…

    5 votes
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  13. Height & width in object styles needs more options

    I did try out the new H&W feature in CC2018 using it on a image frame with a picture inside it. I anchored it to the heading of each chapter and wanted to see if I could resize the image from the object style panel. This did not work the way I was hoping for; There is no way to lock the H&W proportions so that the frame fits the image dimensions. I could not determine a reference point from where the frame is growing. A great upgrade to the feature would be: Lock proportions, scale content with the frame…

    7 votes
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  14. shadow

    Adjusting the shadow size so that the shadow can be smaller than the actual object. (As it is possible with CSS box-shadow, for example)

    5 votes
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  15. Object Styles for Generated Captions

    It would be really helpful when generating captions to be able to assign an object style in addition to a paragraph style. (Even better if there were multiple caption styles to choose from...)

    13 votes
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  16. Allow Adjacent Bordered Paragraphs to Share Their Border

    It's great that Paragraph Borders are now included but it really needs an option to "Connect Border to Adjacent Paragraphs Sharing the Same Style" so that the border runs around multiple paragraphs if needed. I know you can work around this with forced line breaks and empty lines but that jars with me and doesn't give me proper style sheet control.

    13 votes
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  17. Add cell width and heigth to table (or cell) styles

    Very often I use tables in multiple pages taht need to have the same dimensions. Being able to do that in Styles would be priceless.

    12 votes
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  18. Custom Stroke Styles

    inDesign has a number of Easter Eggs in the stroke styles: Woof, Rainbow, Rasta, Happy, and Lights. So obviously there is a way to create custom stroke styles, but it is locked and inaccessible. Please let us import our own vector objects into the stroke styles panel.

    23 votes
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  19. Search bar in Paragraph/Character/Object

    Search bar in Paragraph/Character/Object

    2 votes
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  20. Allow default stroke alignment to be "Inside" even if default stroke is zero

    I want to set the default stroke weight to Zero and the alignment to Inside. You can't do this. If you set default weight to Zero the default alignment setting is grayed out. So every time I have to add a stroke to a box I have to change the stroke alignment or it increases the size of the box. (If the default stroke weight is anything other than zero you CAN set the default alignment. Setting the alignment and then changing the stroke back to zero doesn't work. The default of Center returns.)

    5 votes
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