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  1. Show Page Dimensions permanently in Document Window

    With more than one tool to change general/individual page sizes, keeping an eye on these numbers is crucial.

    Please make page dimensions visible at all time – e.g. in the slug/pasteboard area next to every page or in the Pages thumbnails, at least as some kind of tooltip or popup info. This behavior could be activated with a preferences checkbox. Thanks.

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  2. Shortcuts

    If i want copy path of link(s) or just name of link(s) i can set a shortcut, but this shortcut works only if links panel is open. Otherwise shortcut wont work. The Same issue is with shortcut for change link(s).

    2 votes

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  3. no vertical justification on last column

    Implement a setting which will prevent the last column being justified vertically. Currently you have to add a separate text box that is set to align top to prevent this

    2 votes

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  4. reorder bookmarks

    Let's say we have a document 40 pages long. The usefulness of all 40 pages vary because of end-user knowledge.
    As such,
    Master users will preferably only read 5 out of those 40 pages.
    Experienced will read 15 pages
    Intermediates 30 pages
    First time users 40 pages.

    Now this already is possible with a plug-in, but I fail to understand why Adobe don't see plug-ins as a clear sign that users want / need the functionality.

    Ok, what would be great is being able to script a user end button that calls the sort bookmarks function. The PDF would already…

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  5. Open and modify a pdf document directly in Adobe Indesign CC 2020

    I don't understand why it isn't possible in Adobe Indesign CC 2020 to open pdf document and modify this document directly in the application.

    Affinity Publisher proposes this feature by default and it's works perfectly !

    On the screen you can see on the left Adobe PRO DC and on the right Affinity Publisher without any plugin. All can be edited : texte, image, ...

    This feature will be added in the future ?

    It's really dammage that Affinity Publisher proposes this feature, while Adobe Indesign is older.

    2 votes

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  6. Ability to change the page of the linked pdf

    I would love to see the ability to change the page number of a linked pdf in the links palette - as it stands you have to relink file, click 'show import options' (which then remains on when you don't want it to) navigate to the pdf then click through what page you want to display. It's slow and clunky. A simple icon next to the link where you could select the desired page would speed my workflow up massively.

    14 votes

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  7. Need to be able to REPLACE/ LINK SINGLE IMAGES in MULTIPLE FRAMES at One Time! Crazy this functionality does not exist!

    Need to be able to REPLACE/ LINK SINGLE IMAGES in MULTIPLE FRAMES at One Time! Crazy this functionality does not exist!

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  9. It is SO important to have footnotes continue the numbering throughout a whole document without restarting the numbering every text frame

    It is bad document design to have the whole document in one single text frame (a nightmare when doing changes and everything moves). At the very least each chapter should start with a new text frame. So it seems crazy that you can set footnote numbering to restart every page, spread or section but when none of these are selected the numbering should flow through the whole document! NOT restart for each text frame. Thank you.

    2 votes

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  10. 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.

    6 votes

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  11. Adjust book cover spine

    Please give us back the former option of layout adjustment (see screen capture) !!
    It was so simple and so easy to change page format and objects adjusted well !
    For exemple when doing a book cover :
    before, you could change the page width of the spine, and if there was a colored frame on it, its width would adjust too (but not the height if the height of the page didn't change)
    Now, if you change the page width, the object is scaled (height and width) wich is absolutely counter productive : now you must manually rescale and…

    12 votes

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  12. remove canvas size limits for wide format printing _ or make an option to work in 10% scale mode

    Either remove the limitations or provide a "10% mode" that can be switched to (with a click of a button) that calculates dimensions and gives a visual representation of the artwork degradation of the files after enlarging to 100%

    actually anything that would help large format printers - which is a large part of your user base - but seems to be forgotten during your program design stage

    4 votes

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  13. Have ruler bar be on the right, too, to drag out guides when zoomed in on right side of doc etc.

    To prevent having to zoom out and/or change position in a document when trying to precisely visually align a guide

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  14. Google Photos and Docs Integration

    It would be great if you could place photos or text from Google services - Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Drive. InDesign would simply need to integrate the Google APIs for those services, then it would be seamless to import these objects - better yet would be supporting of links, so edits to Docs could be updated in InDesign the same way changed photos show update status of linked photos.

    6 votes

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  15. Thank for new versions - but the scroll button the is a dull grey atop another shade of grey is not visible enough for quick work -

    i have worked as a designer for many years - please consider colour and contrast in the scroll feature for pages. As i try to proof a manuscript against another file, i must constantly search for the scroll tab in order to read more text - even a lighter shade of grey or something complementary would help the worker.
    thanks
    Julia Blushak

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  16. show existing guide rows and columns

    When you create guides, then want to change how many rows and/or columns you have, the existing number of guides does not appear in the dialogue box, so if I want to change how many rows/columns I have, I have to count them first. Please just have the numbers for the existing guides in there automatically. Please?

    2 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    165 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

  19. 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.

    6 votes

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  20. 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?

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