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  1. InDesign - General ''style sheet and Master Page'' document attached to a book

    Hi All ! I think a ggod emprouvement can comes in InDesign with this idea :

    Right now, I'm often working on catalogs with multiple INDD files.

    Right now, I have to create a ''Base File'' where I configure all the styles of each sections/chapter and where I have to configure All the master page for each section of my catalog too.

    Well, each of my indesign file contains all the styles and, in fact, all the Master Pages of each section.

    Result : I star my layout with a file of 40Mo containing 30 Master pages.

    So, you''l say…

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  2. Allow designers to "group pages" for to provide easier re-organization

    Similar to grouping layers in photoshop and illustrator or styles in INDD, you should provide the folder option inside the pages panel to "group pages" to make sections easier to reorder.

    4 votes

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  3. Adding the ability to edit PDF text and images within Indesign

    Adding the ability to edit imported PDF text and images within Indesign

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  4. Include chapter number in index

    I'd like to include the chapter number as prefix for the page numbers in the index.

    Background:
    I have a book with 60 documents. Each document has another chapter number and page numbering restarts in every document at 1. The chapter number is separately styled, so that it is an eyecatcher.

    The index for the whole book is placed in document 1. For a useful index I need the chapter numbers!

    My current workaround is:
    Before I update the index I enable the option "Include section prefix in page numbering" in EVERY document. Then I update my index and then…

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  5. Hochzahlen

    Ich finde es klasse, daß wenn ich Fußnoten zahlen schreibe, was ja meistens in Büchern die Quellenangaben sind, das die sich automatisch aktualisieren. Beim. Inhaltsverzeichnis geht es ja auch, bitte das für die Fußnotenzahlen auch machen. Vielen Dank 🙂 Bleiben Sie gesund.

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  6. Expand the InDesign “book” feature?

    I’ve been indexing newsletters for a historical society for years. (37 volumes/years) There are 65 InDesign files in the book. Some files are by individual issue and I’ve compressed some files for each issue year. When I compile the index, several page numbers have dropped out and a few items have dropped too. Once I have the index file saved and try to exit, the software freezes. Is there any way of helping me?

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  7. page numbering

    numbering of the pages can be started from a specific number but will remain in Ascending order, could you add option of numbering but in Descending order ?
    seems unusual but I am planning to make a book which you can read from both ends. thanks Tom

    2 votes

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  8. Rules for master page

    It would be great to have rules for master page. For example if I have a template for a product data sheet with a master pager for the first page, a master page for content and a master page for the last page it would be great for InDesign to automatically apply the desired master page to the proper pages. With this option the template would be easier and faster to use

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  9. Scroll document whilst Pop up window is visable (e.g Place)

    When any pop up windows like Save/ Place/ Export is open it is useful to be able to scroll the document in background.

    For example: In InDesign CS6 and you can scroll the document behind the Place pop-up window. In Adobe CC this function no longer works – which slows the design and layout process down.

    This feature was especially useful when producing books with many images in.

    5 votes

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  10. Data merge to a formatted table for multiple catalog listing on one page in a single table.

    I'm revising on a 180 page catalog that was originally created page by page, row by row with InDesign. The process was incredibly tedious and the person doing it eventually quit due to all the stress that it caused her. I would like to revise this catalog using data merge from .csv files but as you can see from the attached file some actual layout capabilities are needed and not all tables are consistent. There are also some cells in tables that need to be merged because they contain duplicate information. So far InDesign as only been able to create…

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  11. Managing multiple tabs in InDesign is an abomination

    Managing multiple tabs in InDesign is an abomination. Firstly, the tolerance between reshuffling tabs and pulling a tab out to a separate window is far too small. Try doing this on a 4K screen, move your mouse a couple of millimetres up or down and all of a sudden your tab is now it's own window. Worse still is that when you pull it back into the tabs, it goes right to the back.

    This leads me to my second issue. The lack of any way to reshuffle tabs that have multiple tabs in between. There are two ways to…

    5 votes

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  12. Revert back to exact screen placement after Screen Preview (shift+w)

    When pressing escape after screen preview, the view resettles on the middle of the page (but keeps the zoom level) rather than resettling where you were working. This makes flipping between normal and screen preview mode a bit less seamless, as you have to keep scrolling back to the part you were working on after previewing.

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  13. Master Page View - Toggle On/Off

    When on any document page (not a master page), add the ability to toggle the view of master page items on and off. Would be very helpful to view master page elements vs non-master page elements.

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  14. Data merge: Classification Master pages

    Es solle möglich sein, über die Datentabelle für jeden Datensatz eine Musterseite zuordnen zu können. Ähnlich wie QR-Code und Images bekommt die Spalte ein Sonderzeichen, in der die Bezeichnung der Musterseite steht.
    Nach der Datenzusammenführung hat dann jeder Datensatz die entsprechende Musterseite.
    Translation google: It should be possible to assign a sample page for each data record via the data table. Similar to QR code and images, the column is given a special character in which the name of the sample page is written.
    After the data merging, each data record then has the corresponding master page.

    12 votes

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  15. Be able to cross reference images as well as paragraph text

    Be able to cross-reference images as well as text so that when you click the lead and the end the cross-reference shows up better.

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  16. "Hidden" bleed for facing pages

    It would be nice to have the ability to set a "hidden" bleed in the bund, when working on a brochure or book with facing pages. Because some print-manufacturers need that and currently the only way to get around of this, is to seperate the pages an manually add the bleed where the bund was.

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  17. Multiple Image Export With Individual Names (JPG/PNG)

    I want to export several pages, all in different formats, as JPG or PNG, each with a unique and specific name.

    The 'rename multiple files' Tool don't work here, cause each name is completly different.

    Currently you have 2 Options:


    1. Export each page one-by-one and name the file right.
      (If you have over 20+ Pages, thats not fun)


    2. Export all pages in one go and then rename every single file.


    Update (Edit): If you gave each page with a new size individual name (for example names of the different master pages) you could use this when export so each file…

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  18. allow pasting from left page to right page in master- exactly the same location

    Every time I make a new document- my masters can be complex but the left and right side of the same master are a pain to make exactly the same.

    So either make copy and paste work better in masters or add a feature that allows left and right sides to be lined up the same.
    I want to be able to set all my parts and then set guides on the left side—
    and then copy them ALL- guides, date, page numbers, doc name and other items to EXACTLY paste in the right hand side.
    Right now Paste In…

    1 vote

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  19. Put color into tabs of documents (while working on several open)

    it would be great to use colors in document tabs, when using several open... (one should be able to color the tabs when working on different documents, sometimes its difficult to find the one I needed to paste into. Look the file attached

    3 votes

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  20. Allow usage of Data Merge within the Slug

    We often use internal templates, that utilize the slug area of documents to handle file-specific data. Often we will utilize Data Merge to populate these fields, but we can only do so if our text fields are moved from the slug area, into the document. This of course forces us to move the slug-specific content back into the slug on what can easily be hundreds of documents.

    Please expand Data Merge to being useable for document text fields that don't lie directly on the page(s).

    5 votes

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