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  1. Set asset path base location in preferences

    Allow the user to set the base relative path location in preferences instead of having them set to absolute all the time. This will allow complete folder structures within Create Cloud Folders to be shared to other user without all the assets link breaking all the time and will avoid the need to send packaged files all the time.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Cesures INDESIGN

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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. "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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The ability to select which pages are imported when uploading PDFs

    I have multiple diagrams across multiple pages in a PDF. When I drag the PDF into InDesign, it will automatically choose the first page of the PDF without allowing me to select which page(s) to choose. I then have to open up Photoshop and resave the extra PDF pages as separate files and then re-upload back to InDesign :P

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  13. Selection of Even or Odd pages in a document from Pages Panel

    Be able to select the even or odd pages in the pages window in order to quickly apply the template

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  14. Creating text anchors for all section heading in a document

    Add a hyperlink style of TEXT ANCHOR to the TOC Style interface.

    The TOC feature allows the creation of TOC entries that recognize the text that was formatted to a specific paragraph style. If only the TOC Style interface allowed users to choose what type of hyperlink they want associated with those entries. Everything I've tried so far always defaults to the page number, which means clicking the TOC hyperlink still requires the reader to find the appropriate item on the page. Using Text Anchors for the TOC instead would land the reader directly where they need to be.

    I…

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  15. make guides from an object

    The ability to make guides from an object, just like in illustrator

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  16. File Lock Tool

    Make a tool to determine who has a file locked, and delete lock files if necessary.

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  17. More control over file name when exporting multiple files (such as PNGs for an animation)

    When exporting images from pages on an inDesign document it names them like this

    document
    document2
    document3
    ..
    document9
    document10

    When you import these same images into Photoshop to make a stack or to start an animation the layers don't appear in the right order because photoshop obviously doesn't understand that the file without a number is the first one, and that document 10 shouldn't follow document1, so they have to be reordered manually. Could you not add a tool so we can ask or files to be called file001, file 002, ... it would save a lot of time

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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. 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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  20. 3 new features for web address problems - a major problem in modern textual books

    In textual books there now can be hundreds of web addresses used within the text and references. There is a major problem with them in the fact that in justified text they can cause:
    (a) widely spaced lines
    (b) InDesign can insert discretionary hyphens to try to split the address to make the word spacing better (which means that when printed the web address would be wrong for the reader as it has hyphens that shouldn't be there).

    The only workaround at the moment for this is to remove the discretionary hyphens by either hitting a return in its place,…

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