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  1. Embedded Graphic check in Preflight

    It would be really handy if there was a possibility to check for embedded graphics using the Live Preflight.

    Thank you!

    5 votes

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  2. Bleed on different size page documents

    Allow for documents with different size pages the ability to choose which page has bleed. For example, when creating a document that has a card and envelope in it, choose the card page to have bleed/crop marks and remove bleed/crop marks from the envelope.

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  3. Endnotes should have the same renumbering options as footnotes

    Footnotes can be set to renumber every SECTION. This is OK, but could be improved (see below).
    However, endnotes can only be set to renumber every STORY. This is a most undesirable limitation, because it requires breaking text threads in order to create new stories. This is destructive design—to limit potential problems it is necessary to wait until layout is completed before breaking threads. Even then, problems can still occur.
    This problem could easily be fixed by allowing endnotes to be renumbered the same ways as footnotes can be—every section.
    Of course, renumbering every section also has a significant limitation—it…

    4 votes

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  4. Put back scroll arrows on the scrollbars in InDesign

    With the update from InDesign 2020 to InDesign 2021 I noticed that the scroll arrows at the end of the right and bottom scroll bars have disappeared (see Image 1 (ID). In Illustrator 2021 however they are still present (see Image 2 (Ill).
    I can't find any setting in the preferences to toggle them on or off.
    I use these arrows frequently and the omission of these arrows in the new InDesign are very annoying to me.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    4 votes

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  5. Rename “Master Pages” to “Parent Pages”

    The quote below is from the 30 Aug 2020 Washington Post. My request is to stop using the word “master” in InDesign and change to “parent/child” or another set of neutral terms.

    “After the police killing of George Floyd, overdue conversations about race started happening.... Computer- and photography-related groups discussed doing away with problematic technical terms like “master” and “*****” that have long been used to refer to components that control others.“

    EDIT: The asterisks in the WaPo quote were put in place by the forum interface, not by me. IMHO, this confirms my point.

    4 votes

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  6. 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.

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  7. Option to replace a master page that is being deleted with a different master page

    When working on long documents, especially while using the book feature, it would be helpful to have the option to replace one master with another. So if I want to delete "Master A", a dialog box would say "Remove Master A and replace with: [list of other master pages to choose from]".

    Currently if I want to remove a master page and replace it, I have to go through all 900 of my pages and apply the replacement master.

    4 votes

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  8. Place a page from a document into itself on a different page

    I work on price lists and we have a page that explains how to use the price list. In that descriptive page, I insert an illustrator file of one of the product pages. The problem is that the information, prices and images are changed from time to time and the description page becomes outdated. If I were able to place an indesign page from the same document into itself then the information would always be up to date.

    4 votes

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  9. remove canvas size limits for wide format printing _ or make an option to work in 10% scale mode

    Either remove the limitations or provide a "10% mode" that can be switched to (with a click of a button) that calculates dimensions and gives a visual representation of the artwork degradation of the files after enlarging to 100%

    actually anything that would help large format printers - which is a large part of your user base - but seems to be forgotten during your program design stage

    4 votes

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  10. Please make hyphenation an option, NOT the default

    In the Paragraph Panel, hyphenation is selected as the default option, but we know that breaking words across lines lowers readability in text. Please keep it as an option for instances where it's needed, but don't make it the default. When changing it, it should also be universal to a document (in other words, you shouldn't have to click every text box to turn it off).

    4 votes

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  11. Show page information in layout

    I want the option to display a pagename and/or pagesize on top of pages. This would be very useful when designing several adds in the same ID-file, many with almost the same size. With the ability to name the pages it will be easier to navigate the file. I have attached an example.

    4 votes

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  12. Indesign work files have huge file size

    I am used to work with older versions of indesign, and sometimes quark. The file sizes I am used to is around 300 Mb at most. On the newer indesign I get file sizes up to almost 3 GB! All the images I use combined in the document is not even a quart of that size, and I do not embed any images. This takes up a lot of space and makes it hard to work in a network environment.

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  13. Make the visibility of a form field contingent on text entered in a previous form field.

    More specifically, I need text entered into a previous form field prior to the visibility of other fields. For example, you cannot fill out a title field without completing a name box previously. Ideally, this could be an option under "event" on the "Buttons and Forms" menu.

    This is valuable when creating a form where data needs to be input for followup form fields to become visible.

    4 votes

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  14. Allow the dynamic note function to be turned off so notes can be copied and pasted into separate documents

    For all those of us who work on illustrated books with end matter, the fact that we cannot turn off the new dynamic note function is a serious problem. It means we can no longer copy notes out of a document and place them at the back of the book in a separate notes section without losing all of the note numbering.

    The ability to add and remove notes without having to renumber by hand is great, but please give us the option to turn that off. For exhibition catalogues and academic art books, for example, all the notes have…

    4 votes

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  15. Colorsettings in New Document dialog box

    I would love to have the ability to choose my color settings (ICC profile, conversionsettings, etcetera) from within the new document dialog box. When I create a new document I would like to be able to define the colorsettings. Especially the color profile and rendering intent.

    4 votes

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  16. one document multiple user

    Allow different users to access the same document files simultaneously to edit. Like in CAD programms were you can lock layers or pages so you can have one project sharing file within your working group.

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  17. Documents should open with spreads centered

    When I open a document with two-page spreads, unless the zoom level is set to "fit in window," the document opens with the spreads off-center, usually to the left and down off the bottom edge. Then I have to manually drag them into place, or else choose "fit in window" and then size them down to whatever zoom level I'm working at. This is incredibly frustrating when I'm working on a book with many chapters which are frequently opened and closed. And contrary to some reports, InDesign doesn't "remember" the position when the file is next opened, unless that zoom…

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  18. 4 votes

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  19. GREP Customizing Live preflight Profile

    Live Preflight is great tool of identifying and helping to prevent potential production problems, but it would be really handy if there was a possibility to create a custom GREP live preflight profile (like find/change Grep); es: check Title Case (all words are capitalized).

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    4 votes

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  20. Duplicate page, remove guides, select similar objects on whole document

    Need to duplicate not only one page at a time, but set the amount of copies,

    and get it inserted right after the duplicating page not after the last page.

    Need to remove guides and select (edit) similar objects, like container boxes, not only on a spread but on the whole document.

    Need to select all boxes on the spread and insert the same image into all in one click.

    4 votes

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