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  1. Duplicate page along with new swatches

    Would love it if i was able to duplicate a page along with its swatches and the new page would now be linked to the new color swatches. This way i could change all the colors on the page and it would only apply to that page.

    Alternatively, perhaps i would be able to create new swatches from a page, and the page would now automatically be linked to the new swatches so i could globally change a color but only for that particular page (because it created and linked new swatches for the page).

    I would love this please.

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      1 comment  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change the Eyedropper Tool back to default on the tool bar instead of the Color Theme Tool.

      The standard Eyedropper Tool used to be the default option on the Tool bar. This was convenient for sampling colors as well as text styles. Now, there is no way to change the default from the Color Theme Tool to the Eyedropper. The Color Theme Tool has its place in Illustrator, but as InDesign is mostly used for text, it is crucial that the Eyedropper Tool is quickly accessible. In my career, I have barely used the Color Theme Tool in InDesign, whereas I use the Eyedropper daily. It is frustrating for my coworkers and I to now change it…

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        4 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Locate where a specific colour is used in your document

        It would be really useful to be able to find exactly where a colour is used in a document. When you get a document from a third party and there are extra colours in it that you are trying to eliminate it is sometimes very difficult to track them down.

        You can convert the colour to a spot colour then turn on separations and do a visual check but, apart from being time consuming and relying on it being large enough to be easily spotted, it won't help if the colour has been defined as part of a style.

        129 votes
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        • Color management application Adobe CC 2019

          Application CC 2019, Indesign, Illustrator, Bridge can not synchronize color settings.
          You can not save color settings in color management for individual applications.
          After restarting the application, it is the default setting

          4 votes
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          • color picker isn't consistent with other software.

            Please allow users to change color picker to Photoshop color picker. Indesign is great except for the nuisance of having a horrible UI for the color picker. I make all my colors in photoshop copy the code then paste it into Indesign.

            7 votes
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            • Add swatch to default list for future use

              When you create a swatch in colour picker and add it to swatches, give an option to "add to default" menu, so it forms part of the default set when you open a new document.

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              • The color picker in InDesign is AWFUL!!!

                The color picker in InDesign is AWFUL!!! Please use the same color picker from Photoshop and literally every other software you have.

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                • Color/swatches Library

                  In PS and AI, there're a lot of built-in color/gradient libraries, and when you want to select a color, you ca just append them or open a color library, but in indesign, there're no ways you can do so, a lot of the color selecting work is done by guessing unless you know which color you want to choose

                  I hope there will be a built-in color library (if the interactive buttons can have a built-in library and why don't we add a sample color library?

                  I know the "Official" way to do this is using Adove Color Theme Panel,…

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                  • Color Picker Shortcut

                    There are a bunch of ways to select color in InDesign, but the easiest and omnipotent way is using color picker, unfortunately, there's no way to call it out in Indesign unless you double-click the fill/stroke icon in the tools panel

                    and theres no way to add a customised shortcut to the color picker panel as well. I really wish to see this feature in future InDesign

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                    • Color Swatches Menu too small and not resizable

                      In InDesign CC 2019 the Color Swatches Menu is too small and not resizable, like in CS6. It was very useful to resize the menu so not to have to scroll in a small window through the many colors of some projects.

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                      • Order of colour swatches when loading from another document

                        When loading colour swatches from other documents, can you please adjust the program so it brings them in from top to bottom or the same order as the document it comes from. It is so frustrating they load from the bottom of the list first and have to manually pull the main colours back up to the top every time. And there doesn't seem to be a button to switch the order. Unless you can advise me...

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                        • Same color management in all adobe product

                          This will be a great feature for simplicity and collaborative work.

                          Actually, each program have a different system for choose color, and I'm sure you can improve that with give the same logical and features in all program.
                          Import photoshop palet in Indesign or Illustrator and vice versa...
                          Add the Color them Tool in photoshop and Illustrator...and maybe why not in After Effect and Premiere...
                          Sure you can do something great and identical in all your great products, even if you have not need CMJN/Pantone etc.. colors in video projects.

                          24 votes
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                          • PLEASE!!!! The most powerful design app in the world, and after all these years STILL no HSB in the color picker.

                            Hue, saturation and value are by far the best ways to create and use color, in nearly anything. All of the other color selections/spaces (CMYK, RGB, LAB, etc) should flow from there, secondarily. Illustrator and Photoshop have always supported HSB(V), and yet as amazing a design tool as InDesign is – it still doesn't. Many of us have been asking for years, and I'm surprised that there aren't more requests ... I think many of us have given up. You can do it, Adobe! You would make a lot of designers very happy, and add a very powerful missing feature…

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                            • Stop Giving a Fill Color When Using the Line Tool.

                              My OCD makes me switch the fill color (when using the line tool) to No Color. It would be great if there was no fill color when using the line tool.

                              23 votes
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                              • The current Pantone Plus Color swatches (Color Bridge in particular) are not being updated when the Adobe software updated with updates

                                The Pantone Swatches do not update when updating Adobe software in the cloud. And updating with Pantone Color Manager is completely inane.

                                I have the most recent update for Adobe (InDesign CC Release 2017.1, and a build of 12.1.0.56 x64) and have loaded the most recent Pantone Color Manager to update the Pantone Plus Color Bridge colors (i started with one color library... updating all libraries would take at least a half day)

                                After updating:
                                1. I can no longer search for colors as I used to, so I manually have to scroll through the whole list to find the…

                                16 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for reporting this issue. We understand why the present behavior is not desirable for your needs.
                                  We are going to consider this as a new Feature Request. Accordingly, we’ve moved this to the Feature Request category.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Adobe InDesign team

                                • Change Color picker

                                  As a long time photoshop and illustrator user I can't handle the InDesign color picker. For a while I would get my color code from Photoshop/illustrator then copy that color into InDesign but it's become such a pain I've stopped using InDesign all together. At least give us an option for a color swatch that matches the other designs. It's literally causing my to give up using the app completely!

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                                  • gradient improvements when clicking on single color

                                    On gradient palette, it could be useful to double double clicking on a pattern to change its color with a popup. Something like Illustrator or Photoshop

                                    5 votes
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                                      • Go to Source of Color

                                        I would like to go to objects linked to a particular swatch; similar to how you list objects in the Links panel and go to them with the GoTo icon at the bottom. Might be too lengthy to list connected type, but would come in handy for vector objects.

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                                        • Live color update when using color picker on a fill

                                          When an object that can be filled is selected i can't use the color picker to see a new color without clicking OK repeatedly to see how it looks. Why can't it update in real time?

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