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  1. Create native paths from imported vector

    Convert (simple) imported Illustrator files to native InDesign paths.

    This makes it easy to e.g. convert a logo and make the InDesign document independent of an external graphic.

    (See how After Effects has a function 'Create Shapes from Vector Layer'. https://helpx.adobe.com/nl/after-effects/how-to/convert-illustrator-layers-to-shape-layers.html)

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  2. "Search tool " as we have in ArcGIS software...

    Looking for some specific tool is daunting especially for newbie....So if you could add "search tool" somewhere it would be easy for look up for specific tool and see the difference.
    I have used in ArcGIS software the same feature.
    Thank you very much.

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  3. Allow double click to open templates in CC Libraries

    Opening an Indesign Template from CC Libraries requires a right click and a menu selection. Please allow a double left click for this.

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  4. Include art board dimensions in file name upon export.

    The ability to Include art board dimensions in file name upon export of PDFs, and PNG, JPG raster graphics.

    examplefilename1500x864px.png
    examplefilename1500x864px.jpg
    examplefilename1500x864px.pdf

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  5. Simple text editor for mobile devices

    I would love a simple text editor - something not so function-focused as InCopy. Something where i can be interviewing someone and take down quotes. Or if I'm inspired at a restaurant - to pull out my ipad or my phone and just start writing. And then have that text autosave as a cloud document for when I'm back at my desktop.

    Sort of like Premiere Rush, but just for text. Copy Rush?

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  6. Add shortcut key option to Find/Change functions

    When I'm making lots of changes to a document, I have to use my mouse and click "change" with it to make the change. It would be so much nicer if I could assign shortcut keys to "find next" and "change". This way, I could go through all of my documents and fix the things that are necessary simply by using two keys. Using the mouse this way strains the wrist/fingers on a large project.

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  7. Dropbox missing links error

    If links are not available (because they are only online in the dropbox), please provide 1 error message. And not a window that must be clicked for each individual image.

    If you have to search older (archive) Indesign files (with hundreds of links), you will be endlessly bombarded with: "Error encountered while reading TIFF image. Image may be damaged or incompatible..."

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  8. Export to gif from InDesign - feature request

    PLEASE ALLOW EXPORT TO GIF FOR INDESIGN ANIMATIONS.

    I can't work out why this feature exists if we can't export it. I design google ads, web banners, EDMs etc in multiple formats with fast turnaround, in IND. But can't export a gif despite animations teasing me with all the cool things it could do.

    The best I can do is duplicate a page, flash something or duplicate 18 steps and export as jpg then stack & animate as frames in Photoshop (or create from scratch in Photoshop and use the comet tool, but that can be annoying to try to…

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  9. Keep InDesign in background while creating PDF (or any task), unless input needed for alert or error.

    Mac OS, ID 18 (2023). While outputting a PDF or some other process that can take some time, I often switch to a different task -- but InDesign will make itself pop to the front multiple times partway through the process, usually without any input needed from me. Is necessary to switch back to the other program I am using again and again. The disruption wastes time and sometimes causes problems because I was in the middle of typing or moving the cursor when the window unexpectedly switches.

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  10. Interactive document

    To be able to produce interactive document which works similar as website (for example - for presentation purposes or others..). To be able to read/present this interactive document for example in Acrobat.

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  11. Open PDF in INDD

    It is utterly nonsensical that PDFs can be opened and edited in numerous apps, in particular Affinity Publisher, while InDesign cannot. Even Illustrator can do it (with various limitations).

    If Affinity and Markzware and so so many others can manage it - and reliably and accurately manage it - it's farcical that InDesign can't.

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  12. Search QR Codes when Finding/Replacing

    I'm not sure if this is categorized correctly, but it would be nice if we are searching to fix text in a document that it also search and replace text that is used in QR codes so they don't get missed and are more easily fixed.

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  13. Zoom possible in presentation mode

    When I set the page to be too long, enabling the presentation mode will show the full content, which makes the page too narrow in the screen to see the details, I want to add the zoom function in the presentation mode.

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  14. Drop shadow effect, hold on rotate

    Text or image box with drop shadow effect, the angle of the shadow should be maintained when you rotate the object.

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  15. GPU performance on Mac Pro 5.1 Monterey

    Indesign GPU performance is not enable such as Photoshop or Illustrator. I got last update in this three apps.

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  16. command+s issue

    Command+s does the same thing as command+shift+s when saving files that were created in an older version of indd. It creates a dialogue box and a "are you sure you want to overwrite"

    This is a useless (expected, i have been told by support) behavior that only slows things down when revising large amounts of files.

    Its because it updates the file to run smoothly, but who would then not want to save it into the updated version? command+s should just overwrite/create the new version file automatically. If need be there could be a warning dialogue the first time with…

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  17. Disable features to speed up performance and remove bloat.

    I wish there was a feature where we could disable all the bloat that we don't need - I am not interested in CC Libraries, Share for Review and god knows what else. The performance of this bloated app is sub standard and something like this would help.

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  18. Save-able drop shadow settings

    You should be able to SAVE Drop Shadow settings so as to be able to add them to a future object with a single click. Those of us who do publication-length work often want to add drop shadows to multiple objects over many pages. Your needs rarely match the defaults, nor each other (drop shadow settings are very context sensitive and depend on size of the object, background contrast, etc.). Please make it so that I can save customized Drop Shadow settings in an object, and then apply to another object with a single click.

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  19. reference point

    Set object reference point by shortcut, for example "alt+shift+1-9"

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  20. Option for Unit & Increment preferences to be application wide not document specific

    I realize the value in units being document specific but I would like the option to make it application wide. I work with another department and while they need the document to be in picas I need it to be in inches. It would be nice if I didn't have to manually change the preferences every time I received a document back from them.

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