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  1. 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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  2. Copy FX

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. A preference choice to disable the application of local formatting.

    A preference choice to disable the application of local formatting. This setting would have fine tune control (similar to the eye dropper tool) to allow some local formatting, such as kerning.
    This feature would be ideal for templates as well as team based workflow.

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  6. Duplicated style sheets should not override the original's keyboard shortcut

    When you duplicate a text style that has a shortcut key assigned to it, the duplicated style keeps the shortcut key and the original style loses it (it gets greyed out).

    What should happen is that the new style has no shortcut key assigned to it, and the existing one keeps it. I see no reason for the current behaviour.

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  7. I wish to replace Minion Pro (which I never have used and never will use) with Arial

    You've made Minion Pro your default font. I want to use Arial as my default font.
    You've made 1 point your default line width. I want to use 0 point as my default line width.

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  8. DIV STYLE Panel FOR EPUB/HTML

    Using hundreds of anchored text boxes (with Object styles) within threads is time-consuming but necessary to provide <div> classes for css.
    It would be MUCH quicker if there was an InDesign Div Styles panel where I could apply a class for css to a section that needs different styling between PDF and ePub/html versions. These sections often contain 5 different Paragraph Styles so I need to add some kind of wrapper.

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  9. Spacing & increment styles

    The inclusion of preset spacing styles (for individual objects) would be very helpful. You could set up a several spacing increment styles and have a one click approach to spacing. this would be very helpful for catalog design work.

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  10. Different corner options?

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

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  11. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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