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  1. Tailoring Fonts for Languages within Multilingual Documents

    Sometimes large documents that have been translated into other languages will still have English written in them (company names, brand names, stuff that original creator wants to remain in English). Many times the English text will use a specific font, but that font does not support other alphabets/characters that appear in other languages, so the unsupported text comes up as red boxes.

    There is no feature in InDesign that allows you to correctly identify the foreign language (all the red boxes) and lets you pick a different font WITHOUT changing the font for English. The only way to do this…

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  2. New Document dialog: trim safety margins

    Print ads have trim, bleed, and safety margins on the inside of the page. Add the ability to define the safety margin in the New Document dialog. It would be better than using Margins and Columns.

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  3. About data merge

    Merge single records also on double pages.

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  4. new document palette

    The new layout palette window, starting new document, is very very slow to pen, and, while open, is very difficult to read. Older version are the best (version Cs6 for example) very simple and fast to open. Please return to older release!!!

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  5. Custom page attributes to use as text variables

    It would be very helpful to have an option to add specific attributes to pages, such as a name, category, and labels.
    I would then like to use these attributes as text variables.
    Right now the only text variable you can define from the page window is Section Marker.

    Also, it would be very helpful if the categorization would be also visual in the pages window.

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  6. Alphabetize document presets for new document

    We use many templates for our dies. The dies are identified by die number, and InDesign lists them by creation order when opening the "Saved" tab. Since we have over a thousand dies, putting them in numerical order would really help...

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  7. Open pages of a pdf file in a single InDesign file

    I always face this problem where I need to open a single page of a pdf. file to do amendment. It’s difficulty when my client doesn’t have the working file (indd). I hope adobe is allowing me to open all pages of a pdf. file in a single InDesign.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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…

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Ability to name pages and export individual pages as separate indesign files.

    How is it that illustrator is a better tool for creating mechanicals in 2022?

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  16. Add range of pages option to Find/Change.

    Add range of pages option to Find/Change. Many times I only want to Change All to a selected range of pages.

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  17. Letters after a number i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th to automatically beocme supersrcipt while typing

    InDesign to recognise the "st", "nd", "rd", and "th" after a number and make it superscript for numbers.

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  18. Page styles

    Add page styles to capture page size, orientation, margins, bleed, slug.
    Plus facing pages, primary text frame

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  19. Reshaping the edges of the whole book/page(s).

    I know there are ways to trim edges of frames. I need you to apply this feature to the Whole book/pages or create a better one so that when applying for a new custom document, amongst the settings where there are inches, bleeds, gutter etc there'd be a setting option for reshaping the edges of new document. This is not about reshaping picture frames, this is about reshaping the edges of book or pages itself not the contents. Please I hope you understand my request.

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  20. Favourite viewing size.

    I work with the same size documents and need to see them enlarged (eg 250% is perfect) and also full page. I am constantly going from cmd 0 then typing in 250% into the size box at the BL corner then back to cmd 0.
    Is it possible to get some toggle or previous view (like acrobat pro) method that goes back a forth between two viewing sizes.

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