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  1. Merge variables for color that can be used in styles and as swatches

    Merge doc variables for colour.

    An option on the colour swatch to add a reference to link to a merged variable from a csv for a hex, rgb or cmyk colour. This would allow specific swatches to update styles in a document for text color, lines, background colors etc if a document defined style uses that particular swatch.

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  2. Variable Spot Colors from Illustrator Definable in InDesign

    The ability to create a vector graphic in Illustrator, fill it with a variable spot color swatch (ie "Variable Color 1/2/3" etc.) and then when that spot color is imported into InDesign you can define it to match your project. Ideally on a per-instance basis, but even just editing the color globally from the swatches panel would be a big help. It would save hiving to make multiple versions of a graphic for each color you need - and that you may never need again.

    For now my workaround is to make a layered PDF from Illustrator with a layer…

    4 votes

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  3. Warning for Registration usage

    WAY too many designers use Registration as a color in their jobs. This is a MAJOR mistake for print design. Indesign desperately needs a warning that can not be disabled every time Registration is attempted to be used, warning designers that it is NOT the same as Black, nor is it a "rich" black, and it WILL cause problems in printing.

    3 votes

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  4. Please do not remove Adobe Color Theme panel from InDesign

    Please do not remove Adobe Color Theme panel from InDesign. Why are you removing features for paying customers! Firstly you removed the top menu bar with split window options and now this????

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  5. Color Property and Text Alignment Option for Text Form Field

    Under Buttons and Forms, if selecting a Text Field for an object or area, we are given the following text properties: Font, Font Appearance (Bold, Regular, etc), and Font Size.

    I am requesting that the following properties are added to the Text Field options: Text Color, Text Alignment.

    Text Color - Allows user to choose color of text that will show up in the interactive Text Field after being exported to PDF.

    Text Alignment - Allows user to place the text alignment within the field prior to exporting.

    By adding these two elements, the user doesn't have to then export…

    3 votes

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  6. All those missing Pantone Colours

    Has anyone else out there found themselves wondering why Adobe products don't have the very latest Pantone swatches installed as standard? I have a situation today where a customer has found a specific Pantone colour they want to use in a project - but it's a Pantone Plus colour, PMS 2374. If you try to add this swatch in InDesign it won't be there.

    It seems that the only way I can use this PMS colour is to buy a bit of software from Pantone called 'Pantone Color Manager' that costs £90.

    I just find myself thinking that I already…

    3 votes

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  7. The color Picker is in RGB instead of CMYK

    Every inDesign (my version Adobe inDesign CC 2020 15.0.2)

    To open the color picker, go to the toolbar on the left of the screen and double-click on the colored square.

    It would be nice if the color picker is the same in inDesign as the one in Illustrator and Photoshop. The color picker opens in RGB while we are on a document in CMYK.
    We are graphic designers and we use this software because it is designed for printing professionals. The printer works in CMYK so why have a color picker with an RGB color space?

    Or have the possibility…

    3 votes

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  8. Delete swatch / replace swatch

    Please display the swatch that will be deleted on the 'Delete Swatch' dialog box to prevent replacing or deleting the wrong swatch (which is too easily done at the moment).

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    3 votes

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  9. Paste Text Only from Other InDesign Documents

    We regularly copy and paste from other InDesign documents. It is really frustrating that every time we do this the incoming swatches and styles are also pasted into the document, resulting in extensive lists of swatches and styles with similar names. Much like the "Preferences - Clipboard Handling - When Pasting Text and Tables from Other Applications - Text Only" option, it would be incredibly useful to offer this feature for "Other InDesign Documents" as well.

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  10. Option to merge swatches when importing from another document

    When Importing Swatches from another document produce a dialog similar to when importing Text Styles. I should be able to choose which ones i want to import and be able to decide what to do if there are swatches of the same name. In some cases i would like it to overwrite the swatch on the active document with the swatch that exists on the imported documents swatches.

    3 votes

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  11. I need the lasted Pantone Solid coated v3 library please, efi Fiery has them.

    Need new Pantone libraries please. efi and Xerox RIPs have them.

    3 votes

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  12. A button to convert or set swatches from Coated or Uncoated PMS to the opposite in a instant. Like a master switch.

    In Prepress there are 2 sets of PMS swatches, and clients do not know when to use either correctly or use both on the same layout.

    We need a master switch to use either/or, and be able to switch between them with a click of a button. I would think this would be a page setting or something.

    I have attached a zip containing 2 indesign files, 1 of which has been provided by our client and the other has the UNCOATED swatches converted to COATED for press print.

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  13. Non-transparant inks

    We, a printshop using offset and digital (HP-Indigo) presses, are using non-transpartant spot-colors like White or Foil. Indesign handles spot-colors as transparant. For normal inks, this is OK, but not for those mentioned, since these are opaque. I know the overprint-attribute does something almost similar, but it's not exactly the same.

    So i need an option to define a spotcolor as 'Non-Transparent'.

    It seems to me that for screen-printing this would also be a valuable option.

    3 votes

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  14. adding PMS colors to color books

    Rahul Sharma: Hello. Welcome to Adobe Technical Support.
    Mirjam Pijning: Hi
    Rahul Sharma: Please allow me 1-2 minutes while I review your issue.
    Rahul Sharma: As I can understand, you want to use PMS 2148C swatch color, is that correct ?
    Mirjam Pijning: That is correct
    Mirjam Pijning: But it is not available in the color book PMS Solid Coated
    Rahul Sharma: I apologize for the inconvenience.
    Rahul Sharma: I'll be glad to help you with your issue today.
    Rahul Sharma: May I have your phone number to update your profile?
    Mirjam Pijning: +31 6 46 23 03 62
    Rahul…

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  15. Large List view in the swatches panel

    Large List view in the swatches panel

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  16. Map Process Colors to Spot in Ink Manager

    Allow mapping/alias of process colors CMYK to Spot in Ink Manager. This can be done downstream during the output process, but I would like the ability to preview the change to verify what I will get. Thanks!

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  17. Refresh Library Button

    please add a feature to refresh the libraries, i just made a new pallet in illustrator then added it to the global library , when i went to indesign the colors were not in the library .. does it require a refresh button ?

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  18. Search field in color panel

    I'd like to search / filter the name of the colors in the panel to quickly find what I need...

    2 votes

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  19. type colour fill under Properties > Appearances

    Hi, I love the feature under Properties, that I can work on the colours, the shapes, etc in one window. However, I notice that text colour fill is missing. Can I request to have that added in there too?

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  20. Libraries - I should be able to rearrange swatches

    I just got off a long chat with support only to learn that there is no way to rearrange the swatches in my library. The tech support professional told me I can use/select the colors in my document then rearrange them in the swatches panel. This is worthless. I have a long document with about 50 colors which are arbitrarily arranged in the library panel. If I cannot quickly access them alphabetically, then I am wasting a lot of time. PLEASE make it possible to arrange them in the library.

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