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  1. Move both documents pages when in Split vertical mode

    When comparing two documents in Split vertical window mode it would be handy for both documents to move to the next page at the same time rather than having to move one, then the other.

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  2. Add ability to make resusable/editable linked COMPONENTS (like in XD)

    InDesign has been dancing around the edges of this idea for years, with half-baked features like snippets, libraries, linked items in the content grabber....but it never has gotten it right. What we need is something exactly like the "components" feature in Adobe XD. We grab some objects, and then "Make Component" out of them. Then we can plop multiple instances of that component throughout the document. If we go back and edit the "Main Component" those changes are automatically applied to all placed instances of it.

    Yes, I know you can place one indesign doc into another, which is the…

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  3. native comments

    Give us us native comments within inDesign, or at least allow the person who shared a document for review to add comments in/from the file itself. I currently have to share for review just to add comments to my own file, which adds another stage to our process.

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  4. Improve IDML accuracy

    Currently, IDML export is not accurate: opening the IDML file in a previous version – even the most recent – results in errors in paragraph numbering and cross-references. Exporting long document results in such a long list of errors which would be so time-consuming to fix that makes it unfeasible.

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  5. Adobe must immediately prioritize the RENDER OF FILE THUMBNAIL PREVIEW of .indd file on Mac Desktop/finder How can a an application of visu

    Adobe must immediately prioritize the RENDER OF FILE THUMBNAIL PREVIEW of .indd file on Mac Desktop/finder

    How can a an application of visual asset creation not render a visual preview thumbnail on Mac OS Finder? This is patently absurd and frustrating beyond comprehension! Please prioritize the RENDERING OF A THUMBNAIL PREVIEW for all INDD Files on Mac OS!!

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  6. Include page count in XMP

    The XMP metadata included in an InDesign file does not include the page count. This makes it difficult for thrid party solutions such as digital asset management systems not running InDesign or InDesign Server to display the page count to their users for InDesign files.

    There is a standardized XMP element called xmpTPg:NPages which is supposed to contain the page count for multi-page documetns. https://developer.adobe.com/xmp/docs/XMPNamespaces/xmpTPg/ This should be included in the XMP by InDesign.

    10 votes

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  7. The hope of developing a new vertical effect of CJk text

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    (This document is designated to be delivered to Adobe Japan)

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    Dear Adobe Japan:

    Thank for your attention and helping. On behalf of my region, I would like to make a request boldly to your company about the new effect of vertical typesetting.

    The existing versions of indesign equipped with CJK typesetter and applicable to East Asia have only one text arrangement direction for vertical text arrangement - the first column inherited is on the right, from right to left from ancient…

    19 votes

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  8. Add more (EU) Blank Document Presets like A6, Square

    I don't understand why we're still limited to A4, A5 and A3, but other common sizes like A6 and A0 are missing. Same goes for social media sizes. Making our own presets would be a solution if we were able to arrange the preset order. Please add more options and/or make it easier for us to arrange our new document screen.

    6 votes

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  9. Find/Change filter by Alternate Layout

    I frequently create alternative layouts for product docs aimed at UK and US markets.

    Where codes and serials need changing across an entire range, it would be great to find/replace by Layout, not the entire document.

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  10. Name pages

    Be able to gave pages a name in the pages panel.

    3 votes

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  11. Consider built-in compression of .indd files

    Since .indd files could be compressed (e.g. zip) with saving between 50% to 70% of disc space: Please consider to implement a compression algorithm natively into InDesign.

    Thanks
    Tobias

    3 votes

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  13. Page numbering for spreads

    Numbering for Spreads, not just single pages.

    A simple option as follows:

    Type > Insert Special Character > Markers > New Spread Numbering Options

    I.e This would make page 1-2 appear as spread number 1 automatically throughout the document
    A life saver and simply amazed this doesn't already exisit!

    Adobe, please please please implement. It will be a dramatic time saver over doing it manually.

    Thank you,

    3 votes

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  14. generar planillo desde la ventana páginas

    Sería interesante para el ámbito editorial poder imprimir un planillo a partir del diseño que tenemos en nuestra ventana de páginas, o generar uno interactivo como lo que ha diseñado René Andritsch:
    https://reneandritsch.gumroad.com/l/dhclq?layout=profile

    1 vote

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  15. Warn before converting document

    When opening an indesign document created in older version, on a newer indesign version, the newer version MUST post a warning dialogue box before converting the document.

    BECAUSE if a designer works for two different client, where a client wants indesign version X, why the other client wants indesign version Y, then the designser should not by mistake convert the older version into a newer version, and not discovering this mistake only after its too late.

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  16. Allow Pages to be named and exported with names - like photoshop artboards

    Where the pages are numbered in the pages panel, please could you allow them to be named and exported with those names - in the same way the Photoshop allows with artboards?

    This would save so much time for working on projects that have 100s of pages that all need specific names. I would need this in InDesign as the ability to relink images is a super useful feature for my projects.

    Thanks!

    5 votes

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  17. Duplicate Spread n times

    In some occasions, I use InDesign to collect Photoshop or Illustrator artwork.
    In that case, I create a page with a Rectangle Frame, Auto-Fit checked.
    When I need e.g. 20 of these, I have to duplicate many times 1-2-4-8-16 etc.
    Why not add a number to the duplicate function?

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  18. add the ability to create multiple versions of the same document with minimal effort

    I create a newsletter, and along with it, an "accessible" version with minimal fonts and styles. Right now, I have to copy and paste each article into the accessible version, and manually apply each paragraph style in order to make things work out. There has GOT to be an easier way to make this happen!

    I tried the "paste and link" feature, which would at least save me the copying and pasting of each individual section, but the second one makes an edit and updates the link, all those accessible styles revert back to the original! At the very least,…

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  19. Add a warning in dynamic spell Control when writing two or more spaces between words

    Add a warning in dynamic spelling control when writing two or more spaces between words like most document softwares have like Windows Word .

    This wish I have asked for some years ago but with no result.

    I use InDesign mostly to write booktext directly in the books which I prefere to be able to combine text with pictures (in my last book there were more than 700 links tp pictures in 352 pages)..
    When you change a text you have written it is very easy to add an extra space which the automattic text placement often makes it very…

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  20. Change page size not only centered, but for example add 2 cm to the right side only

    It would be super handy if the size could be changed at any direction as easily as with the anchors in "Canvas size" in Photoshop. I know it is possible with the Page Tool, but I would love for it to be "in the right place", i.e. in the Page setup window.

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