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  1. table of contents

    It would be great if there were a way to group pages with the same header, or automatically have a header include all page numbers between the page the header appears and the next header appears.

    For example, the publication I'm building has a few top-level categories, like Pens, Pencils, Pastels, etc… and then sub-categories of name brands within those main category sections, like Bic, Sharpie, Prisma, etc…

    Given that I'm already using the "alphabetical order" feature to make the ToC sort of like an Index as well, I'd like to be able to automatically include the pages in the…

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  2. Add to the Object - Arrange menu, add a Behind Object command so that it allows you to place an object behind another instead of just Move A

    Add a Behind Object to the Arrange menu that allows you to move a single item behind another object on the screen without using Back or Front Arrangement only.

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  3. Make it remember when I choose "View -> Actual size"

    Make it remember when I choose "View -> Actual size". God knows how many times I had to go in and choose it again, as it switches back to "Fit Spread in Window" or "Fit Page in Window".

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  4. affichage

    Bonjour,

    mon équipe et moi même rencontrons souvent ce genre de problème d'affichage lorsque nous passons d'un mode à l'autre (touche W)... peu importe le document qu'il soit long ou non, complexe ou non...

    est ce normal ?

    (nous travaillons sur MAC Book Pro et iMac)

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  5. affichage

    Bonjour,

    mon équipe et moi même rencontrons souvent ce genre de problème d'affichage lorsque nous passons d'un mode à l'autre (touche W)... peu importe le document qu'il soit long ou non, complexe ou non...

    est ce normal ?

    (nous travaillons sur MAC Book Pro et iMac)

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  6. Larger preview window on Place image dialog box

    When picking images in a multi-page document from a PDF or Adobe Illustrator files, it would be nice to see a preview size bigger than the 125x125-ish window that is used in the dialog box. Thanks!

    Long-time user and evangelist for InDesign,
    David Borrink

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Cesures INDESIGN

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. "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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. make guides from an object

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

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