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  1. Ability to set default font (style/size) in Forms

    When I use the interactive feature for forms, the default font is always Minion Pro. I would like to be able to change this for any text box I make, rather than having to do it text-box by text box. I understand that if the user does not have the font on their computer, this would be replaced with one they do have.

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  2. Avoid Widows and Orphans in Paragraph Styles

    It would be great to have a check box or even a separate tab for Widows and Orphans in Paragraph Styles. Right now you have to use GREP to get this to work or control them manually. It would be a huge time saver to add this option into the style settings. These are well-known and widely used typography rules that should be a part of InDesign.

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  3. 'Text-color' as a swatch option in Paragraph Shading and Paragraph Borders

    Would allow you to apply a swatch change (manually or via a character style) to the text and have it propagate to the border/shade.

    As an example - it would be good if you've got a black boxed number, that takes the border from the paragraph border and you want to overlay it on a dark image, and so switch the text colour to white.

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  4. Center applied style in style panels

    When I click on a paragraph or character with the text tool, InDesign’s style panel automatically jumps to and highlights the paragraph or character style, which is applied to the paragraph or character.
    (From now on please read the word »style« as »paragraph or character style«.)

    But sadly the applied style is always shown as the very last item or the very first in the visible list of style panel. There are styles above and styles below this style in the whole list. (See »Standard-behaviour.png«.)

    It’s easy to access the items above (respectively below): I simply can click on them. …

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  5. Style Sheets

    Title Case, Sentence case, ALL CAPS available in paragraph style sheets

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  6. 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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  7. More options for importing text styles

    Please add extra options (in the screenshot), the two I would mostly love is only keep bold and italic styles.

    Have a lot of text every day to import from word, with lots of bold and italic noted words.

    I think a lot of people would love this feature!

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  8. Paragraph Style Groups and... Paragraph Style versioning

    It would be nice to create named subversions of the same style instead of just marking the changed paragraph styles with a + sign.

    Then such subversions of one style will be saved with an additional qualifying name, and they can be quickly assigned in the right place in the text, instead of manually marking up the text.

    This is somewhat similar to the existing style group, but with slightly different functionality.

    Let's say we need to build a table of contents. In this case, each heading has its own level of hierarchy, but several different paragraph styles cannot be…

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  9. Multi Level Running Headers with Numbering

    Add the ability to have multiple running headers. Specifically for multi-level lists that include numbering. Currently you can only select one paragraph style and it doesn't include numbering. It would be great to be able to create breadcrumbs for multi-level lists so you can show which section and subsection you're in INCLUDING NUMBERING. Currently the running header drops the numbering which is annoying.

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  10. Multi Level Running Headers with Numbering

    Add the ability to have multiple running headers. Specifically for multi-level lists that include numbering. Currently you can only select one paragraph style and it doesn't include numbering. It would be great to be able to create breadcrumbs for multi-level lists so you can show which section and subsection you're in INCLUDING NUMBERING. Currently the running header drops the numbering which is annoying.

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  11. Case changes in paragraph styles

    I have wanted this feature in InDesign forever, so I'm putting in a formal request :)
    It would be so great if "Case" could be overridden as a part of a paragraph style. So you could set a heading style to be All Caps, or Title Case and it would override the existing casing when you applied the style, and reverted when you removed the style. This would be such a time saver for me working on long reports etc where the original author has paid no attention to case consistency, or when you decide you want to make all…

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  12. Case changes in paragraph styles

    I have wanted this feature in InDesign forever, so I'm putting in a formal request :)
    It would be so great if "Case" could be overridden as a part of a paragraph style. So you could set a heading style to be All Caps, or Title Case and it would override the existing casing when you applied the style, and reverted when you removed the style. This would be such a time saver for me working on long reports etc where the original author has paid no attention to case consistency, or when you decide you want to make all…

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  13. To add an option to add a customized numbering format.

    Is there the feature to add a customized numbering format? I do not think InDesign has thus I would like to request the feature. There are several languages in the world and their own alphabets. As there are already created numbering formats such as "a, b, c,...." that falls under English alphabets under 'Bullets and Numbering', there should be the feature to create such numbering format as per the alphabets of other languages too. Thanks.

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  14. Differentiate Native Styles vs Styles that came in with copy/pasted text

    I would like for there to be some type of differentiation between Styles in documents when copy/pasting or bringing in new styles. Old styles get mixed up with new ones, some have the same names (body copy for example) so it's hard to tell which ones are from pasted copy and which are the ones I'm currently using in my document.

    Open to any format as long as the Styles from the original document are all in one grouping and any styles from Copy/Pasted text are in another distinct grouping. This could be done by folders, or color-coding, splitting the…

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  15. Object Layer Options to be part of Object Styles

    Allow Object Layer Options to be included as an attribute for Object Styles.

    Example: I have an annual report for a group of charities under one umbrella organization. It lists various projects the charities are working on. Some projects are operated by only one charity, some two, some all three. I have an Illustrator file with a graphic for each charity. I use Object Layer Styles to show or hide the symbols for each charity. I must use Object Layer Options for each use of this graphic to indicate which charity(s) are operating each project. It can be very time…

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  16. The ability to make text invisible or 'replacing' it with '___' using the Character Style

    I recently worked with a publication that needed to hide part of the text in different places. The full text also had to be shown next to it.
    It would be possible to arrange this by means of GREP-styles, if it were possible to use some kind of pseudo font with zero character width or something like.
    Also it would be useful having an opportunity visually replace any symbol with underline (such an idea is often using in a language textbooks) using character styles.

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  17. addition of style override menu option

    Please provide a menu option to override a style. Going to and from the associated style menu is time consuming and and would be easier if I could at least use keyboard navigation to access a menu option under the type, object or table menu headings to activate it.

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  18. Spec Sheet for Paragraph Styles

    I recently came across the need to print out a spec sheet of paragraph style settings from INDD. We're working with an outside vendor who is programming a proposal builder platform for our business development team. Basically, my design team created branded layout templates in INDD. We gave the vendor our native files, but their programmers need a written spec sheet of all the paragraph style attributes. From the paragraph style palette, when you go into each style, you can see the style settings, but you can't copy that text, nor export the settings as a spec sheet. I doubt…

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  19. Symbols panel / Quick apply formatting

    Not sure if this suggestion lives under styles. What I'm thinking InDesign needs is a feature like Illustrators symbol library where we can take a group of pre styled objects and define them so that they can be easily dragged back on to the page rather than continually copying and pasting from other parts of a document on to then overtype or swap out images etc. as you build documents consisting of replicable structured content.

    Functionality would need to be like Illustrator, a simple drag and drop interface on to a panel. So that any images, shapes, text frames, styles.…

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  20. Footnote options sync

    Can you guys make possible to import Footnote Layout? Or sync it on a book?

    Thanks!

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