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  1. Feature to export / import workspace settings

    As a freelancer working in and out of different studios, having to set up workspaces each time could be made easier by being able to import a workspace setting (like you can with swatches).

    This feature would be useful across all CS programs.

    12 votes

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  2. Add a built in HTML5 Page Curl Effect please

    At the moment Indesign still only offers the SWF option to create a page curl effect and with Flash player soon to be no longer supported, and currently it only works intermittently now, it would be very useful to have a built in html5 version. At the moment the only option is to purchase an expensive plugin from In5 to do something I think Indesign should have?

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  3. 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…

    12 votes

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  4. 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?

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  5. find/replace should show element in middle of the screen

    find/replace should show element in middle of the screen

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  6. Zoom possible in presentation mode

    In presentation mode (Shift + W) the page will scaled to the screen-size. It#s bad, especially if the layout/page is very small. It would be great if I can zoom to 100% (cmd + 1) in presentation mode!!

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  7. GPU Support Indesign Windows 10 is urgently needed!

    Why is GPU Support for Windows/Indesign not already running yet?
    Other vendors have still good and fast running...
    Plaes give soon a feedback when we can start with GPU Power in Indesign on Windows Systems...
    Otherwise the way leads to other products, which support GPU (for ex. NVidia Quad) under Windows 10...
    It is no option for us to use old MACs ;-)

    11 votes

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  8. Windows File Explorer Preview

    A feature that shows a preview of an .indd document in the Windows File Explorer preview pane. Other file formats such as PDF, EPS, Excel, Word, AI, etc. will show the file in the preview pane.

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  9. Multiple footnote referencing

    I thought of a way to implement multiple references to the same footnote without breaking HTML links between footnotes.

    You could allow for the creation of multiple footnote links from the text into footnotes that point to the same footnote, with a sequence of different secondary designations. For example, footnote 1a, 1b, 1c... all could point to Footnote 1. Then, in the footnote, you could open with 1 a b c ..., with the different letters providing alternate linkbacks to the other places in the text.

    This is how Wikipedia handles multiple referencing to the same citation, so there's precedent.…

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  10. Add conditions to Data Merge

    There should be conditions in data merge to include or exclude text based on the data in a record. For example, consider a set of business cards. Some users might have a Twitter handle or mobile number, some might not. Currently there is no way to omit empty fields and any text that might go with it, like an "M" and tab to prefix a mobile number and the line break after it. There should be a way to make that text conditional on whether the field is empty or what is in it.

    e.g. IF @mobile<>"",M^t@mobile^p,,)

    If the mobile…

    11 votes

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  11. Shared files in Dropbox should alert other file users if the file is open

    My team is trying to collaborate cross-country on a set of InDesign files using Dropbox.

    This is difficult because the InDesign files don't notify users when someone is in the same file when it's stored in Dropbox. This makes our team more likely to have divergent copies, and it makes it harder for us to collaborate.

    Word files in Dropbox do let you know when someone else is in the file. It would be a major improvement if the InDesign files would also alert users when someone else is in the file when its stored in Dropbox.

    Alternatively, if Adobe…

    11 votes

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  12. I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

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  13. Multi-Column Footnotes with note seperator

    Multi-Column Footnote Features

    • note seperator (optional)
    • #cols - number of columns (no default)
    • col_measure - measure or width of each column, default is width of logical page divided by #cols, optional
    • gutter - gutter width for each column, default is proportional calculation of col_measure, optional
    • indent - width of a left indent for whole set of columns, default is zero, optional
    • leading - conditional lead to be inserted at the top of new set of columns, default is zero, optional

    Legal: Text paragraph and table modes

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  14. Notify us of bugs while they are being fixed.

    When you have a bug, it would be nice to get a notice. I just spent an hour trying to figure out what I was doing wrong with the dictionary. Finally got in a chat and realized I wasn't doing anything wrong.

    It's fine you have bugs. It's amazing what the software does. I don't mind not using a feature while the bug gets fixed. It would, though, save me time and frustration to know that you're working on it and I should relax and wait.

    Thank you!

    11 votes

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  15. XML Enhancements

    InDesign is having huge XML limitations, even we cannot handle below mentioned basic options:

    (1) Find and Replace the XML Tags with / without Parent XML Tags
    (2) Find and Replace the XML Attributes based on the selected XML Tags
    (3) Converting the selected contents in InDesign into XML Comments
    (4) Copy and paste the contents directly in InDesign from any XML editors without losing XML Tags and XML Attributes
    (5) Show all selected XML Tags with relevant page numbers with link to locate the contents

    Much more…

    If Adobe is start thinking on improving / breaking these requirements, will…

    11 votes

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  16. conditional text in GREP style

    Enable conditional text in GREP style, to take more controlling in styles

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  17. QR Code with non-English letters

    Generated QR codes in Business Card Section with non-English letters does not resolve correctly with Contacts App in iOS

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  18. Target cell styles in find/change

    Working with long tables would be easier if find/change could be limited by cell style.

    It would be even better if this find/change could include inserting text when there is nothing present in the cell.

    10 votes

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  19. The dreaded Data Merge "There is at least one data placeholder that cannot be found" error

    when using Data Merge, so many of us have gotten the "There is at least one data placeholder that cannot be found in the data source. Make sure all the placeholders correspond to the fields in the data source." error and have spent way too much time trying to find the issue.

    Can Adobe add a way to highlight what InDesign is objecting to when this message happens?

    This morning, I gave up and inserted the text manually. There were only 4 elements on each of my 5 Master pages and I could not find the offending object.

    10 votes

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  20. Compare 2 indd files

    It is difficult to compare very huge indd files.
    It will be very useful if we are able to compare 2 indd files with minute precision including the styles, tags applied to text etc.
    A report should be generated of the change or atleast an UI where the differences can be compared between the 2 documents.

    10 votes

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