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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Ability to save .indt template files to the new document dialog box

    It would be very beneficial if there was an option to import and save .indt template files into the new document dialog box for easy access.

    Similar or the same as the Adobe Stock templates feature that is available in the new document dialog box.

    4 votes
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  8. 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!

    4 votes
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  9. When will you bring back Mini Bridge?

    We are all missing Mini Bridge, it was such a useful tool, we don't know why it was removed. Do the engineers not ask for feedback from graphic production teams about these tools before removing them?

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  10. Delete/reorder previews in Recent Panel

    An easy way to clean up recent files that you no longer want to open or that have already been deleted.

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  11. copy paste layers to other pages without combining to one layer

    to be able to copy several objects from different layers from one page and paste to another page and maintain their respective layers.

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  12. Put color into tabs of documents (while working on several open)

    it would be great to use colors in document tabs, when using several open... (one should be able to color the tabs when working on different documents, sometimes its difficult to find the one I needed to paste into. Look the file attached

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  13. Vertical Pages Placement

    Vertical Pages Placement would be ideal for creating emails and web pages quicker. (Please see the attached image to understand what I am referring to)

    The idea is to created the pages vertically at the correct pixel size and in the correct flow order of the email/webpage design, that once the design is complete you can easily export the individual element as separate .jpg or .png etc.

    When looking at the numbers on the different boxes (Pages) I would like to be able to place number 6 next to box 5 on the right so it aligns with the rest…

    3 votes
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  14. InDesign needs to be able to work with files that are 100% cloud-based

    Our company has moved all of our files to BOX (cloud-based). InDesign's links do not recognize URL so it defaults to our local drive.

    We had to reach out to a company called Silicon Publishing and purchase a connector (plugin/extension) to deal with all the links that need to be cloud based (a true URL path).

    Why had Adobe not addressed this and why are we having to purchase plugins to make the software work correctly?

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  15. hyphenation

    Have an option in the settings to tern of hyphenations on start up. As a student the hyphens make the work look messy

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  16. FINDING AND HIGHLIGHTING DOCUMENTS IN THE BOOK PANEL.

    Hi

    I have a long document, each page sets to one document file (e.g. 200 pages equal 200 documents in the Book Panel!). Each book file has own title, some titles are short and some longer.

    Finding documents by their own name is necessary for me through this long list and finding by scroll down and up to find a specific document is time-wasting, boring task.

    I didn’t find any features in the Book Panel pop-up menu. Do you know any tricks to find a document by its own title among the many documents in the Book panel?

    Also, some…

    3 votes
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  17. Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

    It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
    It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

    3 votes
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  18. Remember the view pages preference (alternate layout/vert/horiz) for documents

    I go back and forth a lot working with documents with alternate layouts and those without. It would be helpful if the page view preference is saved along with the document instead of switching back and forth manually.

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  19. Tabbing Sequence in Properties window

    When changing an open document's size from Properties window, pressing tab after changing the 'Width' takes you to 'Number of pages' field instead of 'Height' field.

    When working quickly this can disrupt productivity, especially when you're waiting to have '297 pages' created instead of simply changing the canvas to 297mm height. A minor but convenient change.

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  20. Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...

    Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...
    So a user can easily change a document's units without changing the application preferences. The way it is now is confusing

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