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  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

    1 vote
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  3. Stylesheet Manager

    A place to manage bulk style changes across paragraph, character, and object styles.

    14 votes
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  4. 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!

    11 votes
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  5. Make Add to CC Library a preference that must be selected

    I don't want to use CC Libraries. That's my preference. I understand it could be helpful to some people, but right now I don't want to use this. Yet I keep having to open three different windows to deselect it and every time Indesign crashes (several times a week lately) I have to go through the task again.

    Why can't we make it a global preference? Click you save to CC Libraries, unclick to not save.

    5 votes
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  6. Object Style option for Graphic Cells in the Cell Style dialog…

    Please add an option to choose an Object Style for the Graphic Cell part in the Cell Style Dialog (just like the Paragraph Style Option in the General tab of the same dialog…

    6 votes
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  7. 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."

    2 votes
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  8. 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!

    1 vote
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  9. Search bar in Paragraph/Character/Object

    Search bar in Paragraph/Character/Object

    2 votes
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  10. Right click a Style Sheet, Find this Style

    For years I've been hoping for an option to right click a a specific style to FIND THIS STYLE in the document. Because we all name them differently, I sometimes need to find a Style in the document, rather than click all over the place to hunt it down.

    I'm currently working with a manual that I did not create. There are 30 or 40 styles I have to clean up. I love the Select All Unused option, but now I have styles that I know I'm not using and they're still showing as existing somewhere in the document.

    Please…

    2 votes
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  11. Object Styles: Size and Position relative to spine

    When setting an object's position with this feature, one must choose left or right for X position. With Anchored Objects, we can choose for that to be "relative to spine" instead. So instead of "left" or "right", we can choose "inside" or "outside".
    This would allow for symmetry on a spread. Example: an object could then extend from the spine, beyond the page edge, through the bleed, whether on a left or right page.

    31 votes
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  12. Automatic hanging indents/"indent to here" for lists

    Currently, creating hanging indents for lists requires either manually adding "indent to here" ahead of every list item, or fiddling with the left indent and first line indent options of the list paragraph style until the desired effect is achieved-- a process that must be repeated if the type size changes or for subsequent list levels.

    Since hanging indents are what one almost always desires when creating lists, it would be great if this was a checkbox option one could simply turn on when setting up list styles. With the option on, InDesign would automatically indent all text to the…

    9 votes
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  13. Multiple styles per element with cascade like CSS

    So many documents get output into electronic formats now. The limitation of only one style per element (paragraph, character, object) makes it difficult to map what is happening in InDesign to good HTML and CSS.

    If InDesign allowed multiple styles to be applied to an element, with cascade rules like CSS, then electronic output would be easier and the quality of generated markup could be improved. In addition, being able to apply simple style changes to override more comprehensive styles would simplify documents and reduce the number of styles needed to make little variations of design possible..

    27 votes
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  14. 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.

    7 votes
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  15. 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…

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. Find/Replace for Overrides

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

    7 votes
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  20. 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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