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  1. Duplicating pages in InDesign - but not at the end of a document

    When duplicating pages in Indesign they always appear at the end of the document. We should be able to select where in the document we want the pages to be added, as we do when inserting new pages.
    So, 'Duplicate Pages''; "Insert Before/After page XX" etc

    21 votes
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    • XML Import URL

      Hello,
      it would be nice if there was an invocation of an xml-file by url. It's time for InDesign to look to the future.

      9 votes
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      • Make it obvious in the Page palette when a page dimension has been changed with the Page tool

        In a multi-page doc, it is not obvious when the dimensions of individual pages have been changed with the Page tool.

        This can waste time or at worst be disastrous if a document at the wrong size is inadvertently sent to print.

        I suggest some kind of colour tint or bright border to page thumbnails to clearly identify when a page dimension has changed from the document’s core dimensions.

        7 votes
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        • Dynamic Color Swatches with Data-Merge

          Make the Swatches dynamic with Data-Merge so that you can enter a Colorcode in the Excel document and it changes the Swatch with the same name or something like that.

          7 votes
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          • Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

            It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
            It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

            3 votes
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            • Eliminate document size limits

              It would be great if there weren't size limit on documents. I am currently working on a very large design for a trade show booth. And I have to do it in Photoshop due to the size limits of InDesign. It is taking so much longer than it needs to because every time I try to transform or resize something, it takes 20 minutes to complete a small task Doing this in InDesign would be way better.

              4 votes
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              • Tabbing Sequence in Properties window

                When changing an open document's size from Properties window, pressing tab after changing the 'Width' takes you to 'Number of pages' field instead of 'Height' field.

                When working quickly this can disrupt productivity, especially when you're waiting to have '297 pages' created instead of simply changing the canvas to 297mm height. A minor but convenient change.

                3 votes
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                • Lorem ipsum reminder before Save.

                  If "Lorem ipsum" appears in the file, when Save is tapped, before saving , a "Lorem ipsum Alert" should appear, so that this placeholder does not find its way into print in error. This suggestion applies to ID, PS and AI.

                  3 votes
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                  • Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

                    It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
                    It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

                    2 votes
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                    • command hot keys not working

                      Shift, option keys aren't working. Proportions won't constraint while holding the shift key and items won't duplicate while holding option key.

                      3 votes
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                      • Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...

                        Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...
                        So a user can easily change a document's units without changing the application preferences. The way it is now is confusing

                        3 votes
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                        • Create Document Template Based on Current Document

                          Create an absolutely empty document with settings and styles based on an open document.

                          Sometimes we need to create a document template based on a ready one. You need to keep all styles, master pages, color sets, etc. At the same time, the working pages should remain empty.

                          2 votes
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                          • Overscroll Feature

                            It would be so nice to be able to enable overscroll in Indesign like you can in Photoshop. It feels so claustrophobic not being able to overscroll.

                            4 votes
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                            • Several templates for a page / spread

                              The requirement is to add different templates to a page / spread.
                              It should be possible to *simply* combine templates independent of each other. Not based on etc...
                              The names of templates could then be displayed one beneath another in page list preview. To apply several templates, we could select them at once and drug and drop to the page list preview.
                              For example – one template for page numbers, another template for logo. Combining different logos and different colors of page numbers will then dramatically reduce the required template quantity.

                              2 votes
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                              • Remember the view pages preference (alternate layout/vert/horiz) for documents

                                I go back and forth a lot working with documents with alternate layouts and those without. It would be helpful if the page view preference is saved along with the document instead of switching back and forth manually.

                                2 votes
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                                • Save Page(s) as File(s)

                                  I prepare files for a team of 5 designers at my local university. In order for the designers to work on the project they need each page as a separate .indd file. As it would make my life easier and sounds like I don't want to do my job it would increase my workflow immensely.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Hiding Pages in a Document

                                    It would be helpful to hide pages in a way similar to hiding columns in Excel. I don't want the information gone, I just need to minimize it so I can focus on the specific pages I need. Accessing this action via a right click in the pages menu would be ideal.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Sub-folder grouping master pages

                                      Implement a more robust system for grouping and organizing master pages. Current the long list view is cumbersome, and has limited view options (aside from the thumbnail size). A sub-folder system would allow for more truncated views of page groups that fit better in defined sets.

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                                      • Feature Request: Support for Grayscale ICC profiles

                                        Please add support for Grayscale profiles like in Photoshop. In InDesign, I can only define RGB and CMYK working space. In Photoshop, I can also define color space for grayscale files and files with spot colors.
                                        Many books, magazines or newspapers are still printed using black ink only. Minimal support for grayscale workflow makes creating monochrome documents for different papers complicated as InDesign cannot convert grayscale profiles (ie. from Dot Gain 15% to Dot Gain 25%).

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Relative Link Paths for InDesign

                                          At this company we work in teams on many project simultaneously along with a massive server of shared assets. Talking to my colleagues in other companies this is quite a common thing these days. We mostly work off of InDesign for the majority of our projects. As InDesign uses linked files for composition/layout, we keep our server organized. All IDD files are worked from directly off of our server, no files are stored on any person's computer locally.

                                          We don't need to package everything (only rarely, for sharing to external entities) because all of the content already exists on the…

                                          8 votes
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