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  1. 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.

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  2. make guides from an object

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

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  3. File Lock Tool

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  9. Automatic tables by adding 'Column Space'

    This would be a major improvement of tables in InDesign that would be the envy of any other program and I think it is possible for InDesign to do it.
    This feature would automatically make a table go to its text box width with even spacing between each column of text.:
    This is how it would be done with a new feature called something like 'Column Space':

    (1) You would make sure the table is within a text box to the width you want the table to go to.
    (2) You would then adjust the columns of text within the…

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  10. Italics shown in text variables

    When you use text variables for running heads, if the chapter title has one of its words in italics, for example, the text variable does not recognise the italics. You can therefore not use a text variable in this instance without lots of cheating to get round it.

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  11. Make Save as line scalable

    When you scale Save as dialog, the file name line did not grow. It's only a few letters wide. When you replace file or make another with slitgly changed name you must scroll to end of file name even the name fits to window if the line is wider.

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  12. Would like the find/replace font also store/show the actual filename for the font, not just the display version.

    Would like the find/replace font also store/show the actual filename for the font, not just the display version: I have recently received a new (Windows) computer at work, it has has some issues, and I didn't copy over all of the installed fonts on the previous computer, as I probably did not need many of them anymore. I work for a printing company that does updates and new set ups, so use a lot of fonts from a lot of sources. It is a real time user to find the correct font file for many jobs, given Windows' naming conventions…

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  13. High Res Tif's not rendering

    High Res Tif's are not rendering when imported into an InDesign document. V15 and v16 rendering engines need to be updated.
    When a High Res Tif is inserted and expanded (zoomed in) it does not render in High performance mode but looks like Fast screen mode.

    I have verified this with Adobe InDesign Technical Support that this is not a user setting, but an engineering bug. It is not a resolution issue as the file looks fine when exported to a PDF.

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  14. Updating master page synchronize in a book

    Would love to see an option to synchronize master pages to the source file in a book that offers "deleting" master pages we do not want in the selection.

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  15. The ability to flick between pages on imported Indesign files

    Self explanatory - The ability to flick between pages on imported Indesign files without having to go to relink then navigate to the file, then to the page you want. A simple forward/back page button next to the link would speed up my workflow immensely.

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  16. Show colour settings for new documents

    Hi there.
    Please add a drop down menu to choose colour intent when making new documents. By default, print presets are CMYK in colour profile and transparency blend space. Web is RGB for both.
    I use Print presets all the time for new documents. But I want those page sizes in RGB colour mode and blend space.
    It would be informative to the user to have the colour settings of any document or template shown and user selectable when they are setting up a new document.
    See attached pic
    CHeers,
    Jeremy

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  18. Option to replace links with same name but different format

    When relinking a file, ID is able to check and relink all other links in a folder. However, I regularly have to use the relink feature to replace .tif dummies with finalized .psd files. The problem is that relink includes the extension of files in the name, so a tickable option to tell ID to change extension according to the first file you click so it then relinks all files with same name but the desired extension instead would save a lot of time.

    (Unrelated, but having a corner to drag the typing field when posting ideas would be nice.…

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  19. rotate canvas in InDesign

    It would be great in the next version on InDesign if they included a rotate canvas function like in Photoshop. I use that function so much when I need the right angle to do my work.

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  20. Keep things in the grey area from moving

    When I put objects in the grey area of the workspace or use a guidelines across a spread and then add pages before it all moves. There is a reason that i've put guidelines on a certain page and objects next to a certain page, I might need them again and I certainly don't want them to be moved all over the place whenever i add pages.

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