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  1. The book workflow is unimaginably bad, and it's because of how styles are managed

    After trying out the book workflow for 6 months, designing 3 books with it -
    I've concluded that it's a completely broken feature, that makes my work 160% more time consuming.

    I'm literally in the process of moving all documents of a current book I'm working on into a single document, because it became so frustrating.

    So the main problem (among many others), which has already been posted here and seemingly ignored - is the entire way that styles and parent (master) pages are managed in the book workflow.

    My workflow, and I can't imagine it being that different for…

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  2. Easy Setup for Printers Spreads without using Print Booklet feature

    I would like to see an option within the Document Setup when creating a new document to arrange spreads in readers spreads or printers spreads. This way, I would not spend two hours attempting to manually arrange my pages into the correct spreads.

    For example: I have created a new document with 12 pages (not facing pages). However, in order to see the pages in printers spreads, I need to go about individually changing page settings for each page within the document. I want the back cover (p.12) and front cover (p1) to sit side by side so that in…

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  3. Page styles

    Add page styles to capture page size, orientation, margins, bleed, slug.
    Plus facing pages, primary text frame

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  4. Reshaping the edges of the whole book/page(s).

    I know there are ways to trim edges of frames. I need you to apply this feature to the Whole book/pages or create a better one so that when applying for a new custom document, amongst the settings where there are inches, bleeds, gutter etc there'd be a setting option for reshaping the edges of new document. This is not about reshaping picture frames, this is about reshaping the edges of book or pages itself not the contents. Please I hope you understand my request.

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  5. Favourite viewing size.

    I work with the same size documents and need to see them enlarged (eg 250% is perfect) and also full page. I am constantly going from cmd 0 then typing in 250% into the size box at the BL corner then back to cmd 0.
    Is it possible to get some toggle or previous view (like acrobat pro) method that goes back a forth between two viewing sizes.

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  6. Rename layers and group of layers

    Please, add the possibility to rename layers and groups in the layer panel (like in PS and AI).

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  7. Update the notes feature

    We use notes to communicate between editors, designers, and compositors. It would be great if you could filter or sort notes by the user.

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  8. The ability to translate file from right to left language to english

    I would love to have the option to “translate” a document form a right to left languages to English.
    Also the ability to change a document settings to English after some or all work is done.
    I tried to do this kind of things on my project the file started to work very slow, not able to work slow.
    Thank you!!

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  9. Button "back to starting point" in search and replace window

    When working through a document you need to search and replace words and other if you recognize a typo error, another word needed or anything else. But if you "search and replace" forward and you find a hit somewhere further ahead or back there is no button to jump back from where you started your search.
    Then you need to remember exactaly and search by scrolling where you started.
    A button "back to starting point" would eleminate these useless search.

    2 votes

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  10. Odt support in Place dialogue

    Hi! I'd like to see ODT Support in the Place dialogue. Since it already supports docx, ODT would be a logical extension

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  11. Add a "Duplicate" file feature much like Photoshop has.

    Would love to have a "duplicate file" feature much like Photoshop has so we can create a new version while keeping the existing document open in its current state.

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  12. Larger area when moving page/spreads or duplicating via alt drag

    REQUEST
    Make the area for "dropping" a page/spread larger and on above and below pages/spreads.

    ISSUE
    The current area to "drop" a page/spread is small and inconsistent (see attached video). It also limited to the left or right of a page/spread, NOT above or below.

    GOAL
    Move or duplicate a page to a specific location in the document, more efficiently.

    REASON
    Duplicate page command sends the duplicate to the end of the document, which typically needs to be moved to another location in the document, thus highlighting the issue regardless of moving or duplicating via alt/option drag.

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  13. Dynamic Page height

    An option to allow page height to auto adjust with content.

    This would be handy when linking one indesign document into another, such as a catalogue, each product and description etc would sit in the linked indesign file on separate pages, possibly data merged and then placed into working file. If the height of the linked pages where all auto adjusted to height of the content the pages could all be inserted with minimal effort and perfect spacing.

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  14. Horizontal column/row guides when creating a new document

    Ability to create rows as well as columns as guides when creating a new document so that we can easily grid a page. Often I have to put items 4-up or 8-up and so forth and having the vertical columns is helpful but it would be even better to be able to have horizontal rows at the same time instead of having to measure them and drag guides down.

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  15. Crop Marks

    I would like the crop marks to be cross hair style so when you cut one side you still have a mark to tell you where to cut the other. Right now once you cut one side the crop mark is completely cut off so you then have to measure where the next cut should be.

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  16. Show grid in front of some layers but not all

    Add a setting to somehow designate a point within the layer stack where the baseline grid would appear. The desire is to have the grid visible in front of a background layer but behind everything above that. Perhaps in Preferences->Grids where there is currently a "Grids in Back" checkbox, there could be an additional checkbox of "Except lowest layer" or "Except lowest __ layers" or something. Alternatively, the setting could be in Layer Options, something like "Show Grids in front of this layer". You get the idea.

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  17. table of contents

    It would be great if there were a way to group pages with the same header, or automatically have a header include all page numbers between the page the header appears and the next header appears.

    For example, the publication I'm building has a few top-level categories, like Pens, Pencils, Pastels, etc… and then sub-categories of name brands within those main category sections, like Bic, Sharpie, Prisma, etc…

    Given that I'm already using the "alphabetical order" feature to make the ToC sort of like an Index as well, I'd like to be able to automatically include the pages in the…

    1 vote

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  18. Add to the Object - Arrange menu, add a Behind Object command so that it allows you to place an object behind another instead of just Move A

    Add a Behind Object to the Arrange menu that allows you to move a single item behind another object on the screen without using Back or Front Arrangement only.

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  19. Allow choice of right or left page to keep when eliminating page from facing pages master

    When downsizing from a master with facing pages to a single page, I'd like the choice of which page to keep instead of the default left page.

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  20. Archive pages, spreads, artboards, etc. within a file without deleting them for good

    Wouldn't it be great if we could "archive" pages or spreads in inDesign (or artboards in illustrator, photoshop)? I want to be able to show options to my clients, and then narrow down those options by archiving pages without actually deleting them. Because sometimes, bless their heart, they want something from one of those already deleted ideas.

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