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  1. Distribute gradient colour stops evenly

    It would be nice if there was a button in the gradient palette that automatically distributed all the colour stop locations evenly from 0% to 100%.

    Often gradients have 5+ colour stops in them, and it becomes tricky when adding more stops to then rearrange them all across the entire length.

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  2. 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,…

    2 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Update changes in CC Library Color Swatches in objects using theses colors

    At the moment I have to change every single objekt wich uses the changed color manually. There should be a Library-Function to do this automatically.

    That would be REALLY helpful.

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  7. Swatch Grouping

    The Color Group function is really useful, but it only works in the creation phase if you select multiple colours. There's no obvious way to add a colour to a group after it's been created - there's no contextual menu option, there's no palette menu option, and seemingly, you can't drag and drop it into the folder, which is counterintuitive as this is something users do all the time with Layers. Similarly, color groups should function the same way inside the CC Libraries palette. There should be a shortcut to add any selected Swatch or Color Group to the current…

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  8. Reopen color theme floating palettes

    I have a workbook/training document that has sections, and each section uses a different color scheme. I used the Color Theme tool to create the different color themes for the various sections. But with each new theme, I lost the preceding floating palette. It would be so helpful to be able to reopen a color theme floating palette that is based on a theme you saved in the Swatches panel. It would be more convenient to drag the floating palette around the screen (near to the objects where you want to apply fill or stroke) than to have to undock,…

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  9. Replace white background color with transparency

    Quark X Press is able to replace the white background color of a placed TIFF image with transparency - this is the only feature I miss in InDesign.

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  10. Add group

    Please add filtr to show only spot colors

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  11. Add Text color for Paragraph Borders

    For Paragraph Rules we can choose 'Text Color'. Please add that to Paragraph Borders as well.

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  12. Apply color to linked vector file

    Add the feature to apply the color to linked vector file directly in InDesign (as at present you can apply the color to bitmap or grayscale raster file).

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  13. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide.

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  14. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide. See the attached screenshot where I am currently updating CMYK and RGB values by hand from the color picker.

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  15. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide. See the attached screenshot where I am currently updating CMYK and RGB values by hand from the color picker.

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  16. Allow patterned fills like in Microsoft Word

    More advanced graphic design software like Microsoft Word enables a pattern (with colour options) to be applied to a solid form. InDesign lacks this feature.

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  17. Pantone libraries for color bridge CMYK formulas do not match the published Pantone formulas.

    InDesign team advised Adobe has their own conversion. That's unacceptable. Designers need the confidence that the color libraries are in fact what they are called in CS. Any time a project goes to press and does not meet expectations, a printer can simply say - those colors are not the correct pantones and leave the designer holding the bag. Yes we can manually enter the correct values. But, unless designers experience a project go wrong, they're probably trusting Adobe libraries to be what they're called in CS. Adobe needs to update the libraries, or delete them, or simply call them…

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  18. Swatch-panner [mark] if colors are added with ink management

    If the colors are edited with [ink management]
    than it would be helpful if you can see it in the swatch-panel
    (Like the FullColor-marking behind the swatch)

    and
    Make [ink management]-setting a PDF-export-setting (in LowRes for example)

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  19. Swatch-panner [mark] if colors are added with ink management

    If the colors are edited with [ink management]
    than it would be helpful if you can see it in the swatch-panel

    and
    Make [ink management]-setting a PDF-export-setting (in LowRes for example)

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