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  1. Pages Folders!

    Being able to group and collapse sections/chapters/draft/optional layouts would be a huge help.

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  3. generar planillo desde la ventana páginas

    Sería interesante para el ámbito editorial poder imprimir un planillo a partir del diseño que tenemos en nuestra ventana de páginas, o generar uno interactivo como lo que ha diseñado René Andritsch:
    https://reneandritsch.gumroad.com/l/dhclq?layout=profile

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  4. Warn before converting document

    When opening an indesign document created in older version, on a newer indesign version, the newer version MUST post a warning dialogue box before converting the document.

    BECAUSE if a designer works for two different client, where a client wants indesign version X, why the other client wants indesign version Y, then the designser should not by mistake convert the older version into a newer version, and not discovering this mistake only after its too late.

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  5. Duplicate Spread n times

    In some occasions, I use InDesign to collect Photoshop or Illustrator artwork.
    In that case, I create a page with a Rectangle Frame, Auto-Fit checked.
    When I need e.g. 20 of these, I have to duplicate many times 1-2-4-8-16 etc.
    Why not add a number to the duplicate function?

    1 vote

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  6. Name pages

    Be able to gave pages a name in the pages panel.

    3 votes

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  7. add the ability to create multiple versions of the same document with minimal effort

    I create a newsletter, and along with it, an "accessible" version with minimal fonts and styles. Right now, I have to copy and paste each article into the accessible version, and manually apply each paragraph style in order to make things work out. There has GOT to be an easier way to make this happen!

    I tried the "paste and link" feature, which would at least save me the copying and pasting of each individual section, but the second one makes an edit and updates the link, all those accessible styles revert back to the original! At the very least,…

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  8. Consider built-in compression of .indd files

    Since .indd files could be compressed (e.g. zip) with saving between 50% to 70% of disc space: Please consider to implement a compression algorithm natively into InDesign.

    Thanks
    Tobias

    3 votes

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  9. Add more (EU) Blank Document Presets like A6, Square

    I don't understand why we're still limited to A4, A5 and A3, but other common sizes like A6 and A0 are missing. Same goes for social media sizes. Making our own presets would be a solution if we were able to arrange the preset order. Please add more options and/or make it easier for us to arrange our new document screen.

    5 votes

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  10. Change page size not only centered, but for example add 2 cm to the right side only

    It would be super handy if the size could be changed at any direction as easily as with the anchors in "Canvas size" in Photoshop. I know it is possible with the Page Tool, but I would love for it to be "in the right place", i.e. in the Page setup window.

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  11. Duplicating parent spread in InDesign - Add the option to add it at the end (like it used to be before 18.1)

    18.1 brought a change to Indesign, you can now duplicate a page or a parent spread right under the chosen page or spread, which is fine. Indesign team then implemented a function called "Duplicate page at the end", which acts as the old "Duplicate" did. However, that new function doesn't work in the parent spread list. I can't duplicate a master spread right at the end of the list, just like "Duplicate" used to behave.

    My team and I edit a large amount of documents on a daily basis, and we sometime need to modify a master spread to fit…

    1 vote

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  12. Include page count in XMP

    The XMP metadata included in an InDesign file does not include the page count. This makes it difficult for thrid party solutions such as digital asset management systems not running InDesign or InDesign Server to display the page count to their users for InDesign files.

    There is a standardized XMP element called xmpTPg:NPages which is supposed to contain the page count for multi-page documetns. https://developer.adobe.com/xmp/docs/XMPNamespaces/xmpTPg/ This should be included in the XMP by InDesign.

    10 votes

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  13. Have a linked page display on a page

    IIt would be incredibly useful to display a page within an object on another page. This would also update automatically whenever the page updated and show up in the links panel like other links. You could then treat it like any other linked object by being able to crop, resize, etc.

    This would reduce the amount of exports and reimports and allow for greater flexibiity.

    1 vote

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  14. Differentiate and provide options for Section Numbering and Absolute Numbering when Inserting a Page Number

    Currently, if a document is divided into different numbering sections, there is no way to provide a page number for the page's location in the overall document (absolute page number). This could be remedies by providing additional options. Ideally, the new workflow for creating page numbers would be:

    Insert Special Character >
    Markers >
    Current Page Number >
    Section Number / Absolute Number

    1 vote

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  15. Add a warning in dynamic spell Control when writing two or more spaces between words

    Add a warning in dynamic spelling control when writing two or more spaces between words like most document softwares have like Windows Word .

    This wish I have asked for some years ago but with no result.

    I use InDesign mostly to write booktext directly in the books which I prefere to be able to combine text with pictures (in my last book there were more than 700 links tp pictures in 352 pages)..
    When you change a text you have written it is very easy to add an extra space which the automattic text placement often makes it very…

    1 vote

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  16. Overprint highlighter (like separations preview, but for overprint)

    If you use the separations preview, everything over 280% for example is highlighted and easy to spot.

    Overprint is so hard to spot sometimes. Especially if you use logo's from other brands that already have overprint in them.

    It would be nice to have a preview where everything that is on overprint is highlighted.

    ** example of the inc cap. But then highlighted what is overprint.

    1 vote

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  17. Rename "Parent Pages" to something less offensive. A lot of children don't have parents and some people don't have the ability to be parents

    To reflect the core Adobe values of inclusivity you should replace non-inclusive language from InDesign 2022 onwards.

    I think Adobe should continue to change their products based on inclusivity at the cost of functionality and common sense. I'm looking forward to what new name you come up.

    If you don't change the name then I'm very confused because this new name 'Parent' is not inclusive at all.

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  18. Page numbering for spreads

    Numbering for Spreads, not just single pages.

    A simple option as follows:

    Type > Insert Special Character > Markers > New Spread Numbering Options

    I.e This would make page 1-2 appear as spread number 1 automatically throughout the document
    A life saver and simply amazed this doesn't already exisit!

    Adobe, please please please implement. It will be a dramatic time saver over doing it manually.

    Thank you,

    3 votes

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  19. Cover page for printing book should have their own setup by default to reduce confusion

    I having issue seriously with page numbers. If its 38pp but in my pages box, shows 34pp example. Why do i need to get confused here?

    I think indesign perhaps should have an option where I can right click and say page 1 and 2 is the cover, than the last two page is also a cover. Page number doesnt change, instead, right click and select it as book covers and boomz.

    So confusing when i exported it shows 34pp in pdf preview, and indesign shows 32pp. So yeah. That could be one feature adobe team can seriously look into.…

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  20. Expand the custom marks (.mrk) usability and documentation.

    We are able to create custom marks files (.mrk) but I have not found much documentation. Detailed documentation would go a long way especially with a few examples. I would also like an easier way to create these files without so much trial an error (GUI).

    I would like to create black only registration, page info and crop marks. Additionally, the ability to adjust spread pages fold marks offset and the ability to create center lines on the pages in the bleed area would be great.

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