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  1. Expand the custom marks (.mrk) usability and documentation.

    We are able to create custom marks files (.mrk) but I have not found much documentation. Detailed documentation would go a long way especially with a few examples. I would also like an easier way to create these files without so much trial an error (GUI).

    I would like to create black only registration, page info and crop marks. Additionally, the ability to adjust spread pages fold marks offset and the ability to create center lines on the pages in the bleed area would be great.

    2 votes

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  2. Have a linked page display on a page

    IIt would be incredibly useful to display a page within an object on another page. This would also update automatically whenever the page updated and show up in the links panel like other links. You could then treat it like any other linked object by being able to crop, resize, etc.

    This would reduce the amount of exports and reimports and allow for greater flexibiity.

    1 vote

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  3. Differentiate and provide options for Section Numbering and Absolute Numbering when Inserting a Page Number

    Currently, if a document is divided into different numbering sections, there is no way to provide a page number for the page's location in the overall document (absolute page number). This could be remedies by providing additional options. Ideally, the new workflow for creating page numbers would be:

    Insert Special Character >
    Markers >
    Current Page Number >
    Section Number / Absolute Number

    1 vote

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  4. Overprint highlighter (like separations preview, but for overprint)

    If you use the separations preview, everything over 280% for example is highlighted and easy to spot.

    Overprint is so hard to spot sometimes. Especially if you use logo's from other brands that already have overprint in them.

    It would be nice to have a preview where everything that is on overprint is highlighted.

    ** example of the inc cap. But then highlighted what is overprint.

    1 vote

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  5. Rename "Parent Pages" to something less offensive. A lot of children don't have parents and some people don't have the ability to be parents

    To reflect the core Adobe values of inclusivity you should replace non-inclusive language from InDesign 2022 onwards.

    I think Adobe should continue to change their products based on inclusivity at the cost of functionality and common sense. I'm looking forward to what new name you come up.

    If you don't change the name then I'm very confused because this new name 'Parent' is not inclusive at all.

    1 vote

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  6. Provide an option to see items in the pasteboard area while the document is set to the preview mode.

    I sometimes use the pasteboard to create simple items I want to place in my document later. It would be helpful to be able to access those items without having to switch view modes. Suggesting 3 options - normal, preview, and this one.

    2 votes

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  7. Cover page for printing book should have their own setup by default to reduce confusion

    I having issue seriously with page numbers. If its 38pp but in my pages box, shows 34pp example. Why do i need to get confused here?

    I think indesign perhaps should have an option where I can right click and say page 1 and 2 is the cover, than the last two page is also a cover. Page number doesnt change, instead, right click and select it as book covers and boomz.

    So confusing when i exported it shows 34pp in pdf preview, and indesign shows 32pp. So yeah. That could be one feature adobe team can seriously look into.…

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  8. import image direct form google Pinterest

    Hi, I make al lot off style sheets in inDesign, also moodboards. Normally I import the image directly from google or Pinterest. But right now this does not work any more. I'm importing the text page of the image, so now I have to save all the files and then I can import them in my file. Help it will save a lot of time for me :)

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  9. Multipaste

    There's a plug in called Multipaste where when you copy an object and go to edit, an additonal option is 'Multipaste'.

    This allows you to quickly paste the same object in the same place on a selection of pages that you specify.

    This doesn't work anymore, so it would be great if it were a feature of ID.

    I know you can put something on master page, but this doesn't work for the pasteboard, and you then have to go through each page and command click to make it editable.

    Sometimes I just want to paste exactly the same object…

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  10. Change gutter color

    Please let us change the color of the gutter guides. The Cyan hurts my eyes and is annoying in layout. I can find options to change everything else but the color of the gutter guides.

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  11. New Document based on existing document

    The ability to select an existing document in the new Document dialog as a "template". When selected, The "New document" dialog adapt the settings from the selected document. On document creation it import styles from the "template".

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  12. Ability to adjust opacity of guides - rows and columns

    Users should be able to adjust the opacity of guides, enabling greater emphasis to be given to chosen elements. For example a rectangle frame tool can stand out more than the rows and columns used, otherwise it is very messy and impossible to sometimes use both at the same time.

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  13. Rename "Parent Pages" to "Master Pages" again.

    For workflow reasons only, please: Bring us the OPTION to use the word: "Master Page" again. We support inclusiveness, but this is too much!
    This initial idea only had 4 votes and you changed it.

    8 votes

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  14. Smart Text Reflow + Data Merge

    When using Data Merge, if text is too long to fit on the standard 2-page Master page spread, then InDesign should automatically create additional pages (either by repeating the Master spread, or allowing Master spreads to consist of more than 2 pages) utilizing Smart Text Reflow to continue the text thread instead of oversetting the text.

    My personal use case: I am working with a teacher at a university to create a literature magazine, and need to compile multiple long-form submissions into one document. Since up to 200 students could be submitting work, it is important that this can be…

    5 votes

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  15. Optical Margin Alignment as part of paragraph styles

    It would be very helpful to have the option to include Optical Margin Alignment included in paragraph style sheets.

    2 votes

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  16. Please add HEIC format support to place these images directly in Indesign without having to convert them to jpeg.

    Please add HEIC format support to place these images directly in Indesign without having to convert them to jpeg.

    17 votes

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  17. ページを視覚的に分けたい

    私は複数の人々の作品を一つにまとめて本を出す事が多いです。ですが、人数が多ければ多いほど配置換えしにくいので困っています。一応セクションで分けてはいますが『アイコンに色を付けられる』『色タブを付けられる』など視覚的に一発で分かる方法が欲しいです。

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  18. Add the ability to select a parent for the following page or spread.

    In the "Parent Options" dialog box (on Windows, though I'm sure it's pretty consistent cross-platform) there's the options for the current spread.

    What if we could add a limitation that allowed you to specify the parent style for adding pages?

    For example, if I had a chapter head page, having it be able to automatically switch to the standard body parent would be a time saver for that highly repetitive task.

    The option would be after "Number of Pages" and probably say something like "Parent for Following Page" with a selector for the existing parents, and another selector with "Following…

    1 vote

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  19. Apply gabarits with conditions

    Hello, after a long research, I notice that there is no possibility to apply gabarits according to rules (presence of text, grep, presence of image, percentage of filled text block, presence of style, etc.) to specific pages (on the first/last page, between some pages, grep-like operation, etc.). This could be done by giving several templates to a page and giving rules to choose which one to apply (with an option to choose the pages dynamically).
    For my part, I'm desperately looking for a dynamic and automated way to hide the folio/page number when it's an empty (no text) or almost…

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  20. Handling of composite fonts with the same name but different settings in InDesign Japanese version

    When multiple documents containing composite fonts with the same name and different settings are opened at the same time, the composite fonts in the documents opened later are forcibly duplicated and renamed. As a result, the number of composite fonts increases countlessly, which is very complicated to manage.

    Please assign a unique ID to each composite font temporarily and load it into the application, so that composite fonts with the same name but different settings can coexist in the application.

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