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  1. 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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  2. ID - Lock option - color fields / color groups

    Hey there,

    i wish i could lock color fields / color groups to prevent any resulting sources of error.

    For example a fixed logo color which shouldn't be different.

    Kind regards and big thanks!

    4 votes

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  3. 4 votes

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  4. Load multiple swatches

    The lack of ability to load multiple swatches in one go in Indesign is frustrating. Having to do it one at a time is counter intuitive and time consuming.

    1 vote

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  5. Searchable colors

    I think it would be beneficial to have searchable color names in the swatches - so if I were to be replacing one color with another, I could type the name of the color I am looking to replace. to narrow down my search.

    27 votes

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  6. Ability to define a swatch that has a transparent gradient.

    I want to create a swatch in the swatches palette that goes from X% color to no color. The same end result as applying a gradient feather effect but in a swatch so if I apply that swatch to an underline option in a text frame that is sitting above a non-solid color/image, the fade goes transparent and we don't see it fade to white.

    11 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Add a preference to have to toggle the checkbox default for "Name with Color Value"

    Add a preference to the InDesign Preferences panel so that the checkbox default for Name with Color Value can be set. When creating a new swatch in a document, the default is for the checkbox to be on, but checking the box off changes the name to New Color Swatch. Fine if you're adding one color or many colors in a row, but if adding colors in new documents all the time, this gets annoying.

    8 votes

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  9. Conditional colours for chapters

    When we work with chapters and styles, sometimes we have a different thematic colour by chapter. It would be very interesting to define one or several conditional chapter colours for a section. We define the "Conditional chapter colour" in styles and depending on the page, these colours change. So, there is no need to create multiple styles with same parameters but different colours within the document or there is no need to split the document to play with these different parameters. Everything is in the same document and it is easier if we need to change the colour palette.

    Many…

    12 votes

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  10. 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.

    1 vote

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    32 votes

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  13. Add "Preview" button when creating a new color swatch

    When you have and object selected and a fill or stroke color is applied to it...and you want to create a new swatch using a different color...a "Preview" box in the New Swatch dialog box would be helpful so you can see how it would look before accepting it. Currently, ID will apply your new swatch to your selected object(s) after it's created, so allowing adjustments at the same time could cut down on an extra step should you need to tweak the color.

    9 votes

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  14. 14 votes

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  15. 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…

    36 votes

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  16. 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.

    29 votes

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  17. Could we have a 'go to colour' link within Indesign like you do for image links please

    It would be really helpful when editing colours within an document to be able to see where a colour has been used before deleting it. I know you can always replace it then convert back but it would be helpful to see where it was being used beforehand.

    4 votes

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  18. It happens to have a color in the color palette that we do not know where it is placed in the document. It would be useful for InDesign to s

    It happens to have a color in the color palette that we do not know where it is placed in the document because it's not visible. It would be useful for InDesign to select it and show you where it is.

    12 votes

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  19. 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.

    3 votes

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  20. 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.

    2 votes

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