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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Add group

    Please add filtr to show only spot colors

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  4. 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)

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

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  5. 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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  7. InDesign - A way to make an image b&w

    PLEASE implement a way to make an image grayscale in InDesign without having to open the image up in another app like Photoshop. This would be so easy to implement. It could be an effect. It could be a saturation slider like the opacity slider. It could be the same tool as it is in Illustrator. I've run into this issue multiple times, and it is a huge time suck to have to open the image and edit it separately.

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  8. Allow library swatches to be added to swatch palette

    How is it that you can't tell the library to move one or all of your colors in a library into your swatch palette? This should be a standard feature.

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  9. Adjust colours directly in the gradient panel

    In InDesign, I'd like the option to edit colours from directly in the gradient panel, as in Illustrator (double click to access colour slider)

    Having this feature added would greatly improve workflow - at the moment, I have to add colours to a swatch panel then drag them onto my gradient slider which becomes a very tedious process when making micro-adjustments.

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  10. Share Illustrator Gradients with Indesign via CC Libraries

    According to many sources online, in the old days, you were able to copy and paste gradients from Illustrator to InDesign. Now, when I copy an simple object with a complex gradient, it comes into InDesign split into many tiny objects, each with its own swatch. Totally unworkable.

    Really, I should be able to save a gradient swatch to CC Library so that I can access it across Creative Cloud. Because that's what Library is for, right?

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature that should be there.

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    You can add the object having the gradient swatch to the CC Libraries as a ‘Graphic’ in Illustrator. Then you can choose Place Linked/Place Copy in CC Libraries to use that object in InDesign. At this time, it is yet not possible to add Gradient/Pattern swatches to CC Libraries in Illustrator, so you have to add the object to the CCLib and then place that object in other apps like InDesign.


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  11. Transpaencies

    Please can transparencies be added to the 'Shading and Border' feature?

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  12. Enable color palette folders to move from the bottom of the swatches list

    I want to be able to move the palette folder I'm working from to the top of the swatches list. If I have a document that has several colors, I have to scroll to the bottom to find the folder with my template colors.

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  13. Properties Panel Appearance Section

    In the classic "swatches panel" with the "direct selection tool" selected, you can quickly select a text box and change the color of the text within without needing to switch to the text tool. You just select the box and click the "T" within the swatches panel.

    You can not do this with the properties panel. You have to do the extra steps of switching tools to the text and manually selecting the text. Why can't this feature be available as a part of the "appearance" section of the "properties panel" under the "fill" options.

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  14. Add an x to close out a color theme box easily like other panels

    Make it easier to close out the color theme box after using the color theme eye dropper tool. Currently, you have to reselect the color theme tool in the toolbar and press esc, which is not at all obvious, simple, or easy to remember.

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  16. Live color separation

    In Indesign we create the document mostly for printing. But it will be good have a live color separation preview option what is there in Adobe Illustrator.

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  18. Larger Colour Swatch Window and Colour Creation Tools

    When creating or changing a colour in the swatch window the square that shows the colour is tiny and the dragging tools be it in RGB or CMYK are the only way to choose a colour. I feel like more options could easily be availble here in terms of how to pick a colour, like a large "rainbow" grid to drag the mouse around to select exactly what you want. The current system, larger with more fidelity would be incredible!

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  19. Properties panel: make “Apply to Text” the default for text frames

    When I select a text frame, I find that most of the time I want to change the colour of the text, not the frame. But InDesign defaults to “Apply to Frame“ every single time, which is particularly cumbersome in the properties panel, where the option is now a menu.

    I believe it would be much more useful to have the default either be "Apply to Text“ whenever you choose a text frame or at least remember your preference.

    (I am aware that you can double click to select the text, then select all, then the properties panel applies the…

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  20. Expand CMYK swatches window

    PLEASE! Enable the user to expand the color swatches window!!

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