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  1. Pictures via drag and drop from the website to indesign (.png .jpg .gif....)

    Copy pictures via drag and drop from the website toto indesign (.png .jpg .gif....)
    Transparent PNG should be as well supported.

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  2. datamerge control layer visibility and ability to control more via data

    would be cool if we could select the ID-layers-visibility via datamerge. (like Photoshop can do since CS1)
    For example:

    data1: layer1 is visible, layer 2 is invisible
    data2: layer2 is visible, layer 1 is invisible
    etc.

    AND: it would be great to select objectstyles via datamerge. like XMPie can do.

    But XMPie is far much too expensive for small daily business.

    5 votes

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  3. Hiding Pages in a Document

    It would be helpful to hide pages in a way similar to hiding columns in Excel. I don't want the information gone, I just need to minimize it so I can focus on the specific pages I need. Accessing this action via a right click in the pages menu would be ideal.

    153 votes

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    Thank you for your inputs.
    From the comments, I gather that the primary need for this feature arises when we want avoid exporting of “hidden” pages while keeping the pages visible in the document.

    Are there other scenarios as well wherein this feature can help your workflows? If yes, please help us understand such workflows.

    Regards,
    Abhinav

  4. Changing document defaults warning

    Many beginning users often change settings without an object selected (but they think do). These settings include paragraph styles, character styles, object styles, effects, text wrap. While this is technically a feature, it causes all kinds of confusion to the beginner. How about a warning dialog box stating what they are about to do and give them an option of canceling?

    1 vote

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  5. Chapter Number in ToC Numbering

    I'm working with a long document and it really does not make sense to use section numbering so that I can insert a prefix to page numbers (and that has to be done manually for each section anyway). Why are there not building blocks for the ToC or at the least, the ability to insert a variable?

    1 vote

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  6. SWF

    La nueva versión de indesign 2020 no tiene la opción de exportar a SWF para poder tener Flip page

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  7. Allow High Quality Preview turned on / off per document (Dynamic Spelling too)

    Let me turn on / off High Quality preview per document, same with dynamic spelling. We have very picture-heavy documents with sometimes thousands of smaller text boxes and typically on one document need high quality preview or dynamc spelling turned on, but slows down work, when switching to others.

    1 vote

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  8. Apply master page according to merge field value

    When using data merge, I'd like to be able to apply master page from merge field.

    Ex.:
    If my merge field value is "Value A", i'd like to apply Master page A.
    If it's "Value B", Master page B.

    It would be a great way to improve customer customization.

    2 votes

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  9. XML Import URL

    Hello,
    it would be nice if there was an invocation of an xml-file by url. It's time for InDesign to look to the future.

    12 votes

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  10. Vertical Pages Placement

    Vertical Pages Placement would be ideal for creating emails and web pages quicker. (Please see the attached image to understand what I am referring to)

    The idea is to created the pages vertically at the correct pixel size and in the correct flow order of the email/webpage design, that once the design is complete you can easily export the individual element as separate .jpg or .png etc.

    When looking at the numbers on the different boxes (Pages) I would like to be able to place number 6 next to box 5 on the right so it aligns with the rest…

    3 votes

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  11. QR Code

    I think it would be great if the QR codes that are generated can be actually tracked. The number of users, where it was scanned, etc. Basically, Google Analytics but only for QR codes.
    It would make things a great deal easier instead of setting up Google Analytics to track this information.

    4 votes

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  12. Change PDF page number / .ai artboard number without placing the file each time

    In a similar sense to the Object Layer Options, it would be awesome if there was a context menu option to switch to a different page number in .pdf and different artboards in .ai files.

    This way when inserting a multiple page PDF For example, I can copy the object then go into the context menu and select the next desired page. Currently I spend more time looking through the OS filesystem to place the same PDF again.

    6 votes

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  13. Moveable Artboards

    Make a feature that allows pages to act like artboards do in Adobe Illustrator.

    Be able to move them freely. It’s great that it seems we may overlap now, but I’d like to be able to build my graphics for use on architectural structures made of many panels that could be attached to each order at different angles.

    Making InDesign work more like Illustrator this way might save me a lot of time + gives me better typographical tools, like aligning to center top or bottom of a text box (not available in Illustrator, so far)

    Thanks!
    (I’d attach example…

    1 vote

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  14. Bonjour J'ai un document d'une centaine de page, sur toutes ces pages j'ai des hyperliens qui pointent sur differentes pages web, dans ces h

    J'ai un document d'une centaine de page, sur toutes ces pages j'ai des hyperliens qui pointent sur différentes pages web, dans ces hyperliens j'ai un nombre a 6 chiffres qui est tjs identiques sur tout mes hyperliens, j'aimerais comme quand on utilise la fonction remplacer (ctrl+f) pouvoir remplacer ce nombre de 6 chiffre par un autre nombre sur tout mes hyperliens.

    Est il possible de le faire ou de créer cette option?

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  15. Offer landscape long-edge bound view in pages panel

    When designing calendars and long-edge bound landscape documents (such as flip charts), it would a tremendous help to have a setting that shows pages in two-page spreads on top of each other rather than beside each other.

    1 vote

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  16. Create Alternate Layout - Orientation Issue

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature request. When creating an alternate layout from the original portrait letter size, shouldn't the Create Alternate Layout also display the same settings and orientation. It currently landscape the letter size.

    I guess this works well for people who need to create a portrait and landscape version. This is not the case for me. I find myself creating either the same size and orientation or larger (poster).

    This would be one less click in my process.

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    1 vote

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  17. In Indesign 2018 while printing, we can reduce/increase the width/Height of the page with "scale" option. Please include this "scaling" opti

    In Indesign 2018 while printing, we can reduce/increase the width/Height of the page with "scale" option.

    Please include this "scaling" option in "Export to PDF" in Indesign, to reduce/increase the page width/Height.

    2 votes

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  18. Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

    It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
    It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

    8 votes

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  19. Paste in place on multiple pages

    It would be good to be able to paste in place on multiple pages.

    37 votes

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  20. Relative Link Paths for InDesign

    At this company we work in teams on many project simultaneously along with a massive server of shared assets. Talking to my colleagues in other companies this is quite a common thing these days. We mostly work off of InDesign for the majority of our projects. As InDesign uses linked files for composition/layout, we keep our server organized. All IDD files are worked from directly off of our server, no files are stored on any person's computer locally.

    We don't need to package everything (only rarely, for sharing to external entities) because all of the content already exists on the…

    48 votes

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