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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. Open a .psd file and be able to actually still make edits

    I feel the programs should work more seamlessly together. For example, I want to open a .psd in indesign and still make changes to the fonts/text/placements. As of right now, all I can do is place the .psd in indesign, and it acts as an image, not an editable file. Which sucks. Much help appreciated. Thank you.

    3 votes

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  3. With a specific paragraph style character style page, automatically apply a specific home page?

    With a specific paragraph style character style page, automatically apply a specific home page?

    For example, in the start page, we only need to display "Chapter 1" and "Chapter 2". We chose to apply the "None" home page. Now it's manual. It's a lot of trouble.

    These pages are not the same as the home pages of the front and back page applications.

    I think it's more convenient to apply a specific home page to pages with certain paragraph style or character style.

    Maybe you can use the chapter to judge the application of a special home page, which is…

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  4. Open other file formats in InDesign

    I love how I can create my publications amazingly with InDesign, but I really need to edit other files on devices.

    I have PUB files that I created when I was using Publisher 2019 back then, but I can't seem to open them with InDesign. Being the industry standard in desktop publishing, I can't believe that I cannot edit other files.

    I hope this gets added.

    Sincerely,
    Gab

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  5. 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.

    5 votes

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  6. Cesures INDESIGN

    application à tous les blocs texte du document
    et non pas bloc par bloc
    merci

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  7. Bring footnotes to the end of a book

    Currently it is not possible to convert documentfootnotes at the end of a book. This would be a helpfull feature.

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  8. 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!

    4 votes

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  9. Add the nine grid positioning feature when adjusting InDesign document size.

    Channeling the canvas size feature in Photoshop here. Would be nice to set the location when changing INDD document sizes when art is already on a page.

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  10. Ordinal Page numbers

    It would be very helpful (especially when designing stationary items as calendars, organisers, et) to be possible to create the auto current page number marker with ordinal numbers like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th...

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  11. "sketch mode"

    i would like the ability to create a mockup right from a working document to share with a client. this "sketch mode" would put placeholder horizontal lines in the text frames, x’s in the image frames, and assign an architectural-drawing-inspired, hand-sketched stroke around all the frames. there could be a layer for notes and flexible arrows for labels and client-focused descriptions, and any actual text, images, or page furniture already placed could be hidden. the designer could export the pages in a large thumbnail-size presentation and then modify the document based on client comments without leaving the working document. this…

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  12. Apply to Odd or Even Pages Functionality

    I would like to see either the "Apply Master to Pages..." or the "Insert Pages..." function offer an "Odd or Even Pages" feature so designers can easily apply a front and back page design to a long document. Or, it could be added to the "Move Pages..." function, but that wouldn't be quite as effective.

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  13. location included on recents page

    i would like to see the path/location listed with the file name on the recents page of all adobe programs. i often save a document with the same name to an external drive and when i next open my recents page, i might open the backup copy by mistake. i wouldn't do this if i could easily see the location of my files. office 365 does this on all its programs and it is really helpful. thanks.

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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. Make assembling a book from already existing ind files more user friendly.

    Going through all the pagination requirements in each document in the book is crazy. Upfront should be options to pick and sync a style, create book page numbering with chapter/sections starting on odd pages, blank pages added or removed as necessary. A series of dialog question should suffice.

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  16. Table

    Hello, it would be nice to be able to energize a table that allows for example to change a price in a single operation when you have a brochure or catalog in several languages. A bit like Excell with his dynamic crossovers. Cordial greetings.

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  17. Make Text variables recognise text variables 'from previous page'

    At the moment for dictionary-type work, using text variables for running heads gives you the option of showing the first word on the page on left-hand page running heads, and the last word on the page right-hand pages. BUT where the feature lacks is if the left-hand page starts half-way through a paragraph. For example, if the last dictionary word on the right-hand page is 'peanut' but the paragraph goes over to the next left-hand page, you want it to show 'peanut' at the top of this left-hand page as it is a continuation from the previous page, but you…

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  18. 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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  19. Updating master page synchronize in a book

    Would love to see an option to synchronize master pages to the source file in a book that offers "deleting" master pages we do not want in the selection.

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  20. 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?

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