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  1. 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.

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  2. 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 The problem is that the information, prices and images are changed from time to time and the description page becomes outdated.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.

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  3. 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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  4. QR Code

    I think it would be great if the QR codes that are generated can be actually tracked. The number of users, where it was scanned, etc. Basically, Google Analytics but only for QR codes.
    It would make things a great deal easier instead of setting up Google Analytics to track this information.

    4 votes
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  5. 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).

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  13. 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).

    Thanks

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  14. 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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  15. Backup the user-defined Document Presets in a different file than Preferences

    At the moment, if a user creates several "New Document" Presets in the "New Document" window, they will be deleted if the User has to reset their InDesign preferences.

    It would make more sense if the hard work that is put into creating New Document Presets was saved in a different system file (or clouded) so that
    1-they don't get lost if resetting InDesign Preferences and
    2-the Presets could be shared with other team members easily

    4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Make Text variables recognise text variables 'from previous page'

    At the moment for dictionary-type work, using text variables for running heads gives you the option of showing the first word on the page on left-hand page running heads, and the last word on the page right-hand pages. BUT where the feature lacks is if the left-hand page starts half-way through a paragraph. For example, if the last dictionary word on the right-hand page is 'peanut' but the paragraph goes over to the next left-hand page, you want it to show 'peanut' at the top of this left-hand page as it is a continuation from the previous page, but you…

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  19. 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…

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  20. Apply to Odd or Even Pages Functionality

    I would like to see either the "Apply Master to Pages..." or the "Insert Pages..." function offer an "Odd or Even Pages" feature so designers can easily apply a front and back page design to a long document. Or, it could be added to the "Move Pages..." function, but that wouldn't be quite as effective.

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