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  1. Why doesn't ID have a blur filter?

    My suggestion for ID is it should have a blur filter along with all the other filters available. it seems it has everything but blur. I use the gradient blur filter all the time for layouts and it's a time saver, so I would love a gaussian blur to also be there so I don't have to go back and forth from ID and PSD.

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  2. Generate photoshop file the same size as page with bleed.

    Like you all know, as a designer, we have to fill the background of our Indd file with some sort of background. That implies, opening photoshop, remembering the sizes of that file, manually imputing it, then calculating the bleed after that.
    Wouldn't be great if you could just generate a photoshop file the size you need in a single action?

    1 vote

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  3. The ability to select which pages are imported when uploading PDFs

    I have multiple diagrams across multiple pages in a PDF. When I drag the PDF into InDesign, it will automatically choose the first page of the PDF without allowing me to select which page(s) to choose. I then have to open up Photoshop and resave the extra PDF pages as separate files and then re-upload back to InDesign :P

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  4. Selection of Even or Odd pages in a document from Pages Panel

    Be able to select the even or odd pages in the pages window in order to quickly apply the template

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  5. Add the ability to disable pages

    It would be great to be able to disable pages, similar to how you can disable elements in Premiere. A disabled page would keep it's content and place in the document, but would loose its page number and not be able to be edited until it's re-enabled.

    This would make it easier to manage pages that need to be removed from an export, but may still want to be re-added later on. It could also help in keeping clear what pages didn't require any more work, or have all their content confirmed.

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  6. Creating text anchors for all section heading in a document

    Add a hyperlink style of TEXT ANCHOR to the TOC Style interface.

    The TOC feature allows the creation of TOC entries that recognize the text that was formatted to a specific paragraph style. If only the TOC Style interface allowed users to choose what type of hyperlink they want associated with those entries. Everything I've tried so far always defaults to the page number, which means clicking the TOC hyperlink still requires the reader to find the appropriate item on the page. Using Text Anchors for the TOC instead would land the reader directly where they need to be.

    I…

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  7. Rename “Master Pages” to “Parent Pages”

    The quote below is from the 30 Aug 2020 Washington Post. My request is to stop using the word “master” in InDesign and change to “parent/child” or another set of neutral terms.

    “After the police killing of George Floyd, overdue conversations about race started happening.... Computer- and photography-related groups discussed doing away with problematic technical terms like “master” and “*****” that have long been used to refer to components that control others.“

    EDIT: The asterisks in the WaPo quote were put in place by the forum interface, not by me. IMHO, this confirms my point.

    4 votes

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  8. make guides from an object

    The ability to make guides from an object, just like in illustrator

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  9. control blank document options when making new doc

    When i go to create a new document, I look at presets but it continually shows me 'legal' etc (american sizes) which I've never used instead of A3, which I use often. I don't understand. WHy can't it either remember or let us organise them?

    2 votes

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  10. Data merge: Classification Master pages

    Es solle möglich sein, über die Datentabelle für jeden Datensatz eine Musterseite zuordnen zu können. Ähnlich wie QR-Code und Images bekommt die Spalte ein Sonderzeichen, in der die Bezeichnung der Musterseite steht.
    Nach der Datenzusammenführung hat dann jeder Datensatz die entsprechende Musterseite.
    Translation google: It should be possible to assign a sample page for each data record via the data table. Similar to QR code and images, the column is given a special character in which the name of the sample page is written.
    After the data merging, each data record then has the corresponding master page.

    12 votes

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  11. File Lock Tool

    Make a tool to determine who has a file locked, and delete lock files if necessary.

    1 vote

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  12. More control over file name when exporting multiple files (such as PNGs for an animation)

    When exporting images from pages on an inDesign document it names them like this

    document
    document2
    document3
    ..
    document9
    document10

    When you import these same images into Photoshop to make a stack or to start an animation the layers don't appear in the right order because photoshop obviously doesn't understand that the file without a number is the first one, and that document 10 shouldn't follow document1, so they have to be reordered manually. Could you not add a tool so we can ask or files to be called file001, file 002, ... it would save a lot of time

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  13. Allow recovery of work after clicking Do Not Save (by accident)

    I have just lost hours (even days) of work. Please find some way to recover a document after clicking Do Not Save accidentally. This is soul-destroying, sleep-losing behaviour of an application. Microsoft have managed version history with Word and other office applications. It's high time Adobe did the same with InDesign. Right now, anyone who has been in the same boat will recognise the sick feeling.

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  14. Edit New Document Presets

    Allow users to edit "New Document Presets", including Default. And also allow you to save them separately

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  15. copy paste layers to other pages without combining to one layer

    to be able to copy several objects from different layers from one page and paste to another page and maintain their respective layers.

    3 votes

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  16. 3 new features for web address problems - a major problem in modern textual books

    In textual books there now can be hundreds of web addresses used within the text and references. There is a major problem with them in the fact that in justified text they can cause:
    (a) widely spaced lines
    (b) InDesign can insert discretionary hyphens to try to split the address to make the word spacing better (which means that when printed the web address would be wrong for the reader as it has hyphens that shouldn't be there).

    The only workaround at the moment for this is to remove the discretionary hyphens by either hitting a return in its place,…

    1 vote

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  18. Automatic tables by adding 'Column Space'

    This would be a major improvement of tables in InDesign that would be the envy of any other program and I think it is possible for InDesign to do it.

           This feature would automatically make a table go to its text box width with even spacing between each column of text.:
    
    This is how it would be done with a new feature called something like 'Column Space':

    (1) You would make sure the table is within a text box to the width you want the table to go to.
    (2) You would then adjust the columns of text within the…

    1 vote

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  19. Italics shown in text variables

    When you use text variables for running heads, if the chapter title has one of its words in italics, for example, the text variable does not recognise the italics. You can therefore not use a text variable in this instance without lots of cheating to get round it.

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  20. Make Save as line scalable

    When you scale Save as dialog, the file name line did not grow. It's only a few letters wide. When you replace file or make another with slitgly changed name you must scroll to end of file name even the name fits to window if the line is wider.

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