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  1. Live link Microsoft word documents when placed in InDesign

    When working with lots of teams and writers in our organisation. the constant issue we run into is only a select group of people have InDesign and the experience to operate the files. If there was a way when placing word documents were linked into InDesign, this would allow for a much more fluid workflow when there are a lot of edits.

    I am sure there are many limitations to this, but finding some sort of solution could make a big difference to creating quality documents that will allow non indesign users access. InCopy is not a viable option in…

    9 votes
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  2. I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    9 votes
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  3. Remove Adobe Stock ads

    There is an ad for Adobe Stock at the bottom of the open/new document window. Since we have a paid subscription , I don't want to see any ads. If not, I'll move us to another product. The constant appearance makes it seem as though Adobe is only concerned about increasing revenue and not about helping users or aiding in their experience. This area could be used for InDesign tips and tricks.

    By the way, I was told this was a feature, but it's a paid feature that I don't want or need to see, since we'll never use this…

    9 votes
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  4. Scratch Disk option

    Give InDesign a Scratch Disk option like Photoshop and Illustrator. It consumes far too much memory and runs too slowly on Windows 7.

    9 votes
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  5. Indesign Autosave

    An autosave feature in Indesign would be a great addition. This could be added under the file handling menu with some options for it. A slider that allows you to set the intervals of the autosave. It would be a great addition to the auto recovery, you'd be surprised how often people forget to hit save or close it and accidentally not save when prompted.

    9 votes
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  6. Multiple items on clipboard

    Control+C+1=(copy object 1)
    Control+V+1=(paste object 1)

    Control+C+2=(copy object 2)
    Control+V+2=(paste object 2)

    Control+C+3=(copy object 3)
    Control+V+3=(paste object 3)

    Which would allow you to have multiple copy and paste items on the clipboard

    9 votes
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  7. Extract Each Page In Separated INDD Files

    Please add a function to extract each pages of the document in separated INDD files like the wonderfull script called "Extract Pages"

    9 votes
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  8. Illustrator's color blindness proof setups available also in InDesign

    t would be a big help for those of us who have to create accessible documents to have Illustrator's color blindness proof setups available also in InDesign.

    Pushing a PDF to Illustrator to check this is an awkward workaround.

    8 votes
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  9. Import PDF comments via INDB File

    It looks like Import PDF comments only works for individual document files. We use compiled book files for our authors at AuthorSupport.com. Will this be a feature that eventual can be imported via the book panel and applied to the compiled documents?

    8 votes
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  10. Migrate, Export or Sync all Preferences and Settings

    I find it absolutely UNACCEPTABLE that Adobe has yet to create an easy, reliable and fast way to export/import ALL InDesign preferences and/or settings to another computer.

    Really can't believe that I have to follow a guide and do it manual. Still can't understand why you have this great products and a lack of intelligence to provide easy support, easy backup, easy sync, easy FAQs and all that. You're a mess, Adobe.

    8 votes
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  11. Thank You.

    Here’s something you might not hear often. Thank you. This new uservoice setup for logging bugs and suggestions is awesome. So many great constructive ideas on here and you do a good job implementing the popular ones. Unlike other apps that seem totally oblivious to user feedback (looking at you, Acrobat!), indesign has been getting genuinely better with every recent update. It’s exciting to see new user-recommended features put in place. Please continue listening to popular feedback requests and avoid changing things just for the sake of change (looking at you again, Acrobat).

    PS Can you go over to whatever…

    8 votes
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  12. Make Preflight more intelligent/efficient about refreshing itself

    It seems like whenever one single linked file is edited, preflight starts its entire 'checking' process over from scratch every time. This is extremely slow and inefficient.

    Say I have a document containing 200 linked psd files. I edit one of those in photoshop and then update the link in indesign. Preflight then proceeds to check/process all 200 links over again. Can it be made more intelligent so that it only re-checks what has actually changed?

    8 votes
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  13. Endnote export to Word

    Export linked endnotes to a rich text document.

    8 votes
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  14. Accessibility feature requests

    First, thank you for your recent new/improved features, including endnotes, improved word wrap, and better object tags in exported pdfs.

    As a designer, the following requests are not just desirable, they are necessary in order to make my documents fully meet government 508 requirements:


    • Please make word wrap work no matter where on the page a text or graphic frame is anchored. Currently, word wrap only works if the item is positioned after the anchor.
      Please allow "space before" to work on the first line in a text frame.
      Please change items on master pages so they are active NOT…
    8 votes
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  15. YAML and JSON

    I don't know if this should go into the scripting category.

    But could you please extent InDesign's capability or range when it comes to import or process data files, using structured data and Data Merge etc.

    From only accepting CSV files to also accept, JSON and YAML

    8 votes
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  16. Variable for dimensions

    It would be very useful to have a text variable for dimensions of the page/trimbox/bleedbox or even for objects (along the lines of a caption).

    8 votes
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  17. Make the Keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop

    Plz make the keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop.

    For common operations, the shorcuts are different across 3 apps.

    8 votes
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  18. Indexes

    When creating an Index, you are limited to populate ONLY one Index style format. If you want create more Indexes like the Index format, you can't, you are forced to use the Table of Contents style. Look at MS Word, you can create a General Index, a Index of Cases and Index of Figures.

    My suggestion: improve the Index function with the ability to create multiple Indexes, that follow the actual Index format (not the Table of Contents Format)

    8 votes
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  19. So many bugs. Fix them. Like Package, or being able to use GPU performance to name a couple.

    When will an update be available to fix some or all of the issues with InDesign CC 2017? It is not worth the monthly fee as is.

    8 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Sorry Barry seeing you face so many issues with InDesign. We are working towards making InDesign a more stable application and also fixing behavioural issues.

    What would really help if you can submit any bugs/issues that you are facing along with the steps, this would help the team reproduce the issues internally. Please follow the below link to file Bugs for InDesign.

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

  20. GPU acceleration in Windows PC

    Hi! Why does GPU acceleration in InDesign only work on MAC? I have an extremely powerful Windows PC with next-generation Nvidia Quadro video card, and you just forgot about Windows PC users. Can't do like Ilustrator? Can't use GPU processing intelligence in InDesign? I work with huge two- and one-column footnote files with lots of AI and PSD images. But the lack of GPU acceleration is frustrating. Thank you!

    7 votes
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